Kenect Phoenix – Update #1

Kenect Phoenix has officially commenced construction. The fencing around the project has been expanded to include Polk street, which is now closed between Central and 1st Avenue. The parking lot has also been demolished, and excavation equipment is on site.

The mixed use live/work/play project, developed by Akara Partners and built by UEB Builders, is estimated to be complete around Fall 2019, reach approximately 280 feet, and add 320 new residential units to the heart of Downtown Phoenix.

This construction project has a webcam that can be accessed here.

Project Profile: Cambria Hotel

Overview

  • Project Name: Cambria Hotel
  • Location: 222 E. Portland Street, Phoenix, AZ
  • Type: Hotel
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Expected Completion: Late 2019
  • Last Update: 26-Oct-2018
  • Developer: True North Studio
  • Builder: UEB Builders

Project Details

  • 127-room luxury hotel
  • This will be the third Cambria Hotel in Phoenix
  • Located in the Evans Churchill Neighborhood
  • Amenities to include:
    • Spa-style bathrooms
    • Fitness center
    • Onsite dining with specialty beers and cocktails
    • Rooftop pool and bar
    • Multi-function meeting space
  • Project Webcam: https://ueb.net/webcam47.html

Project Profile: Kenect Phoenix

Overview

  • Project Name: Kenect
  • Location: 355 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
  • Type: Mixed-Use (Residential/Retail)
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Expected Completion: Fall 2019
  • Last Update: 26-Oct-2018
  • Developer: Akara Partners
  • Builder: UEB Builders

Project Details

  • 23 Stories (285 feet est.)
  • 320 Residential Units (Studio to 3-bed)
  • 8,000 Square Ft. Ground Floor Retail
  • Amenities to include a fitness center as well as a rooftop deck with a swimming pool, fire pits, and grill area.

Project profile: The Stewart

The Stewart is a 19-story residential high rise currently being built at 800 N. Central Ave (Central/McKinley). The building will provide 312 units of transit-oriented living and 9000 square feet of retail to the Roosevelt area.

The Stewart will also include partial sections the original building that housed a 1940’s Studebaker dealership as well as a long-running record store (1972-2009)

The dealership was unique in that it featured a glass-encased rotating vehicle carousel right on the corner.

The project generated some controversy when, in the midst of negotiations with the city and community over historic preservation, the developer suddenly demolished sections of the building, rendering it ineligible for inclusion into the National Register of Historic Places.

Construction is due to be complete in late 2018.

  • Address: 800 N. Central Ave
  • Residential Units: 312
  • Retail/Office: 9000 sq. ft.
  • Floors: 19
  • Type: Mixed Use (Primary Residential)
  • Project Webcam: https://ueb.net/webcam30.html