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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 10:07 PM
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Since I'm on a rant. It has started too get to hot for me to walk on my lunch breaks in Midtown (not really too hot for me, just too hot to not get back to work without having to take a shower first, lol). During lunch for me at 12, there is hardly no shade at all anywhere except for the high-rises here and there. When I was walking Downtown last week, I noticed they are planting Palo Verde at AZ Center and are in the process of putting up fan palms at the Portrait development. What is wrong with Phoenix?? I was under the impression code required more shade trees for new developments? Can someone clear up what the tree requirements are for Downtown/Midtown? I've read different things here and there.
This. I drove by the AZ Center and noticed the same thing and was severely disappointed. DPI is doing a good job replacing PVs with actual shade trees around downtown so to see this was kind of shitty.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 10:08 PM
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I walked to lunch today from the office and it was borderline too hot, would have broken a sweat if I had to go another block. I'll just have to find a place that isn't a half mile away...
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 10:11 PM
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^The city has had a tree and shade master plan for several years, but as with complete streets, there has been concern over foot dragging when it comes to implementation:

https://downtowndevil.com/2018/04/19...zen-petitions/

I'm not sure why the Arizona Center is failing to provide adequate shade in its renovated areas. Its interior garden, which is not being dramatically changed, has always been a hidden oasis.

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Old Posted Jun 12, 2018, 9:06 PM
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If this isn’t proof office vacancies are down I don’t know what is: https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...expansion.html

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The Mesa Tower, located in Mesa and owned and managed by Los Angeles-based Barker Pacific Group, has finalized leases for more than 33,000 square feet.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2018, 10:17 PM
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If this isn’t proof office vacancies are down I don’t know what is: https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...expansion.html
Good to hear. When I was working for US Bank a couple years ago, that tower was pathetically empty with US Bank only occupying 2 floors. Hoping this is a good sign for the Mero as a whole for lower office vacancies.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 8:32 PM
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So - the US effective is hosting the World Cup for 2026 - 10 US cities will host games. Looking at the list of candidate cities - I have to wonder why the Phoenix Area - which should be a top 10 metro by then - isn’t on that list. We can clearly host an event like this. Did we withdraw a bid? Is the city/region asleep at the wheel here? Anyone know? Huge opportunity for the region to step up to the international spotlight....
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 8:44 PM
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So - the US effective is hosting the World Cup for 2026 - 10 US cities will host games. Looking at the list of candidate cities - I have to wonder why the Phoenix Area - which should be a top 10 metro by then - isn’t on that list. We can clearly host an event like this. Did we withdraw a bid? Is the city/region asleep at the wheel here? Anyone know? Huge opportunity for the region to step up to the international spotlight....
I wondered the same. Phoenix, along with Chicago and some other cities, withdrew itself from consideration because of the uncertainty of the financial impact on the city.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...en-t-part.html
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 2:24 AM
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Might be for the best since it's "usually" played in the summer (thanks you lying, corrupt, slave driving, murderous, Qataris) Sun Devil Stadium would be out of the question so that would leave enclosed and air conditioned Cardinals Stadium which is about a 30 minute drive from the airport. I don't even want to think how long it would take to get there by mass transit. I know there would be shuttles, but still, we're dealing with people from all over the world who would wonder how it can take an hour to get from the airport to the stadium.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 4:31 AM
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I wondered the same. Phoenix, along with Chicago and some other cities, withdrew itself from consideration because of the uncertainty of the financial impact on the city.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...en-t-part.html
I guess that's a reasonable reason. Still feels like a missed opportunity - considering the success of the Copa Cup and other similar events held recently.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 3:31 PM
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Might be for the best since it's "usually" played in the summer (thanks you lying, corrupt, slave driving, murderous, Qataris) Sun Devil Stadium would be out of the question so that would leave enclosed and air conditioned Cardinals Stadium which is about a 30 minute drive from the airport. I don't even want to think how long it would take to get there by mass transit. I know there would be shuttles, but still, we're dealing with people from all over the world who would wonder how it can take an hour to get from the airport to the stadium.
By 2026 the cards will be demanding a new stadium anyway
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 5:04 PM
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By 2026 the cards will be demanding a new stadium anyway
Glendale will be demanded to pay for it all or they will move out to Buckeye.
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2018, 3:32 PM
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If this isn’t proof office vacancies are down I don’t know what is: https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...expansion.html
speaking of leasing.....

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...-capacity.html
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2018, 12:19 AM
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More great news for the Phoenix office market. Also good they called it a mid-rise instead of a high-rise. Maybe Phoenix is finally getting it

https://www.azcentral.com/story/mone...sale/703934002
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2018, 4:44 PM
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Well, this is a bit of a bummer:

Second year festival Lost Lake in Phoenix is being canceled, Billboard has learned. The multi-day event promoted by Superfly -- the team behind Bonnaroo with AC Entertainment and who played a role in a partnership promoting Outside Lands and Clusterfest -- will be releasing a statement later Friday (June 15) announcing the Oct. 19-21 festival at the city's Steele Indian School Park is officially canceled, likely because of poor ticket sales.


https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...ainsmokers-sza
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 1:56 PM
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https://azbigmedia.com/the-history-b...alado-project/

Cool to see the old schematics for Tempe Town Lake back in the 1970s/1990s and compare to where we are now. Although I wish the Hayden Ferry corner retained the marina for an interesting focal point close to Mill, I'm more than elated to see how Rio Re-imagined will tackle the TTL and the rest of the riverbed.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 10:54 PM
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Cool to see the old schematics for Tempe Town Lake back in the 1970s/1990s and compare to where we are now. Although I wish the Hayden Ferry corner retained the marina for an interesting focal point close to Mill, I'm more than elated to see how Rio Re-imagined will tackle the TTL and the rest of the riverbed.
Tempe planned several years ago to reroute river water around Tempe Town Lake through the storm water system as it affects overall lake water quality.

I've been a bit annoyed that they've never done this as the riparian areas in Phoenix could certainly use it. Instead the cathedral-like expanse under the 202 interchange is basically a swamp that serves nobody.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2018, 9:46 PM
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https://www.abc15.com/news/region-we...dale-scrapyard

Looks like someone decided to get rid of some Lime Bikes.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2018, 10:03 PM
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https://www.abc15.com/news/region-we...dale-scrapyard

Looks like someone decided to get rid of some Lime Bikes.
Wonder where the pile of Ofo's is? It's probably double the size
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:33 PM
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Phoenix gets the 2024 Final Four bid!
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:53 PM
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Phoenix gets the 2024 Final Four bid!
Saw that earlier, great news! Another round of back-to-back mega events w/ the Super Bowl in 2023 and now the Final Four. Can't wait!
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