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Old Posted Feb 24, 2012, 10:37 PM
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I was under the impression that Block 12 and the School of Construction were part and parcel of one another.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 3:00 AM
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I walked by the Gateway building (3rd and Mill) and it appears to have a Wast Management sign on the side of it. They moving in ? If so it is good news that the building is slowly filling up. Won't be new (commercial) buildings until these fill up. There is also a Iron man store going in on the bottom this summer.

I've also noticed some work being done on the ol Mill. Good to see that being cleaned up.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 6:41 AM
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It appears ASU has another major building planned. It is for Del Webb school of construction. I hadn't heard about this but it appears to have been around since 2007 at least according to the documents I saw it in on the az board of regents site.

Del E Webb Construction and Engineering Building - $65 million - 180,000 sq ft

https://azregents.asu.edu/boardbook/...a-2007-09-.pdf
(desribes it a bit more)

another document from the regents in 2008 lists the same building with a different name:

ASUT-Interdisciplinary Sciences & Technology Building 6 - also 180,000 sq ft, about 65 Million and for Del Webb.

https://azregents.asu.edu/boardbook/...9a-2008-06.pdf


It doesn't say specifically where it is planned to go, but in the description from the first link it seems to give hints describing the location. It must be next to the light rail station at rural and university, on one of those underdeveloped lots. Maybe on the actual corner there where the car wash is? Or the spot with the maintenance buildings? There is also a smaller lot between the light rail station and a parking garage that is cleared with a fence around it in google satellite-view.
From page nine of ABOR link it appears ISTB VI would be between McAllister garage and METRO station. Not really a big lot.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 6:43 AM
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ASU moving closer to improving its athletic facilities

The path to a new Sun Devil Stadium is clearer now than in July when Steve Patterson was hired as Arizona State athletic chief operating officer.

Not only has the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors formally authorized an athletics district that will be developed to fund capital projects starting with a new football stadium, but a myriad of design proposals are leading to realistic funding options.

"We're getting closer to a path that can ultimately lead to a dramatic renovation of Sun Devil Stadium," Patterson said. "Probably six months ago all we had was a singular option. Now we're headed toward allowing the school over time to add to the stadium design in such a manner that we don't have to commit everything up front and can do it in pieces. That's probably a more executable plan."

A decision could be made to keep the lower bowl of the 54-year-old stadium and rebuild above that level to a new seating capacity between 55,000 and 65,000, lower than the current 71,706. The estimated cost is $150 million-$250 million "depending on what elements you ultimately build," Patterson said. The cost for stadium shading, in lieu of a roof, is estimated at $40 million-50 million.

Fan comfort will be improved no matter what design is chosen through upgraded seating with more leg room, better concessions and restrooms, suites closer to the field, improved transport to the upper level and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Patterson said funding options are not only the athletic district, which will collect revenue from commercial development of 300-plus acres owned by ASU, but increased revenue from the stadium (premium seating, concessions) as well as from Pac-12 media rights and philanthropic donations.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 6:50 AM
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Definitely excited to hear about the new bookstore, just wish it was on a much sooner schedule. Considering that it is 50,000 sq ft for just the bookstore itself, I am guessing they plan on having a large regular book selection, like a Barnes and Noble size store. It would be great to have something like that near campus, especially since Borders closed. I was always surprised and annoyed that ASU never had one like that considering a lot of other universities (especially of ASU's size) have full scale bookstores on campus.
Yeah after having a leadership conference down at uofa last weekend I gotta say their Student Union makes the MU seem so inadequate. Makes me wonder what the university's plans were earlier when they were talking of combining PE West with the MU. Then possibly expand PE East in the mean time with bookstore for more recreational space and for the Dance/Art department.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 2:46 PM
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I like the mid-century and cozy feel of the MU. Maybe it's partly just fuzzy memories, but it's nice. Could it be bigger and better? Maybe, but not everything big and new is better. I took my cousin that goes to the university of Nebraska to the MU and he seemed impressed.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2012, 6:15 PM
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Yeah after having a leadership conference down at uofa last weekend I gotta say their Student Union makes the MU seem so inadequate. Makes me wonder what the university's plans were earlier when they were talking of combining PE West with the MU. Then possibly expand PE East in the mean time with bookstore for more recreational space and for the Dance/Art department.
UofA's Student Union appears large but it reminds me of some of the Maricopa County jails (near downtown) except it has a few more windows.

If ASU expands the MU I hope they keep the large, floor to ceiling windows that face Orange Mall...work is moving along on W.P. Carey's McCord Hall; the crane has been up for a while and moving things along. Construction crews for the new private student housing across from Sun Devil Stadium has foundations in place for the tower cranes; I believe two cranes will be used for this project. It will be impressive to see SDS during game day on ESPN when those two towers are standing so close by. Newman Center's walls are up facing University Drive. I wonder how impressive this structure will be. I hope they use enough brick to complement the church.
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2012, 11:06 PM
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UofA's Student Union appears large but it reminds me of some of the Maricopa County jails (near downtown) except it has a few more windows.

If ASU expands the MU I hope they keep the large, floor to ceiling windows that face Orange Mall...work is moving along on W.P. Carey's McCord Hall; the crane has been up for a while and moving things along. Construction crews for the new private student housing across from Sun Devil Stadium has foundations in place for the tower cranes; I believe two cranes will be used for this project. It will be impressive to see SDS during game day on ESPN when those two towers are standing so close by. Newman Center's walls are up facing University Drive. I wonder how impressive this structure will be. I hope they use enough brick to complement the church.
Yeah I'd just like to see more options to dine on campus. Only part that I really liked about uofa's Student Union was their bookstore. Hopefully Block 12 is somewhere along the lines of that.
Wondering if the McAllister METRO stop closure this week has anything to do with ISTB VI? Weird that AJphx brought it up and it hasn't been on ASU's ABOR one to two year plan the last two years. I guess I was premature on the Terrace and Rural housing/retail.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2012, 3:16 AM
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Wondering if the McAllister METRO stop closure this week has anything to do with ISTB VI? Weird that AJphx brought it up and it hasn't been on ASU's ABOR one to two year plan the last two years.
Well I was just searching news for construction updates and came across that by way of noticing an article that mentioned the building on asu news, from 2010 I think. Then I went and looked around azbor about it. I just posted it because I hadn't heard anything about it before.

As for the mcallister metro stop closure, I didn't see anything about that... but a news article did say mcallister avenue is going to be closed through march for ITSB IV (the tall one finishing construction now)
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I was in downtown Tempe this afternoon and the tower crane has gone up for 323 Veteran's Way (BD Construction at College and Veteran's Way).


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Old Posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:09 AM
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Awesome to see tower cranes in the sky again!
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For Immediate Release
3/13/2012

Kris Baxter-Ging
City of Tempe
Community Development Marketing Specialist
(480) 858-2059 kris_baxter@tempe.gov

Downtown Tempe high rise space near capacity - new high rise space in demand



High rise space in downtown Tempe is nearly at capacity, creating demand for new development.

· Hayden Ferry Lakeside is at 94 percent occupancy
· Tempe Gateway is approximately 40 percent leased with leads on much of the remaining space
· Papago Gateway Center is 80 percent leased
· Centerpoint on Mill has converted existing second floor retail into office space to take advantage of the market
· Tempe’s vacancy rate for business space is lower than neighboring cities Phoenix and Chandler
· Mill Avenue has added 48 new retail businesses since 2009 that are open and thriving – the vacancy rate has gone from 32.4 percent in April 2009 to 20.5 percent this month

“The time is now to build and we are ready to connect developers who have projects that fit our community with landowners and bankers to continue to improve our city,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman. “The commercial towers that were constructed in the last development cycle are now nearly full. To continue to prosper as a city, we need to have office space available for the companies that want to make Tempe their home.”

The Mill Avenue and Tempe Town Lake areas that make up downtown Tempe have succeeded in attracting top firms such as Microsoft, KPMG, Limelight Networks and Smith Barney. The area is considered the Valley’s Creative Corridor, with more than 20 marketing, web design, public relations and advertising firms calling the one mile stretch around Mill Avenue and Town Lake their home.

Hayden Ferry Lakeside is home to many of those firms, with new web development company Statera hosting their grand opening on March 29. Xhibit, a digital media company relocating from Michigan, is also in the process of tenant improvements in the building. Silicon Valley Bank is also moving into Hayden Ferry Lakeside.

"After purchasing Hayden Ferry Lakeside I at 51 percent occupancy last June and reaching 94 percent leased in just seven months, we were pleased to expand our investment in Tempe with the purchase of Hayden Ferry Lakeside II in February,” said Matt Mooney, Vice-President and Managing Director of Parkway Properties, Inc. “We consider Hayden Ferry Lakeside to be one of the premier office projects in Greater Phoenix and the leasing activity level speaks to that quality. Tempe is outpacing most of the other submarkets in metro Phoenix in the recovery.”

A media event will be hosted at Hayden Ferry Lakeside at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20. An announcement about a forthcoming development will be made at that time.
Tempe Gateway still has space available, but the interest level in its remaining square footage is very high. Companies at Tempe Gateway include Limelight Networks, Waste Management, TriSports.com and Parsons.

“We’ve been very pleased with our Tempe investment. Our leasing efforts have been highly successful so far and some of the City’s most important businesses have made our building their home,” said Ada Healy of Vulcan Real Estate.

DMB Commercial has about 10,000 square feet of office space available because demand has been strong enough that they have converted second floorspace into office.

Retail in downtown Tempe has seen a huge uptick, with the vacancy rate at the worst of the economy at 32.4 percent to currently 20.5 percent of the same space. Tempe Gateway added 25,000 square feet of retail space for lease this year, with 7,500 square feet of that already leased to TriSports.com.

A photo of downtown Tempe looking south from the Papago Gateway Center building and a chart showing current vacancy rates are attached.

About Tempe, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona is home to Arizona State University, historic Mill Avenue, and Tempe Town Lake. It’s the urban heart of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, with a population of 161,000, a workforce of 151,000, approximately 200,000 college students and 4 million visitors annually. A smart city, Tempe boasts one of the highest education rates in the state, with nearly 40 percent of the population older than 25 holding a Bachelor’s degree or better. Click a picture for a bigger view.
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2012, 5:59 PM
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/\ Maybe they'll finally build the tower on the NEC of Rio Salado and Mill. The one that had some sort of New Year "Ball drop" thing attached to it for the block party.
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^ That would be my guess, though they just recently (2-3 months ago) landscaped that pad. I'd probably prefer it be the hotel that had been planned, but the article is obviously focused on commercial development. Either way, it'll be nice to see two of those Mill+Rio Salado corners fill up now that the Mill is about to get some use. My company moved out of Hayden Ferry Lakeside about a year ago, unfortunately- I would have loved to have watched the area transform a bit from a deadzone to an extension of the main stretch of Mill.

Assuming the news will be related to Hayden Ferry seeing as the event will be held there? Otherwise, I'd cross my fingers that somehow the old Mosaic lot would be getting something other than the parking lot and 1-story grocery store that's being "planned."

Downtown Tempe probably doesn't need anything the height of West Sixth right now, but I'd love to see some 12-15 story buildings go up nearby to balance it out and give some depth to the skyline. The Veterans Way tower should help, as would anything that broke away from the blue glass theme.
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If it is Hayden Ferry Lakeside as the press release leads me to believe, I think it could be the tower on the NEC of Mill and Rio Salado. I went to the website and that appears to be the most logical next step of their rather ambitious plan. It will be nice if it can all be done.

I removed the link that no longer worked. That's strange, it worked at the time of the original posting.

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I get the message "You see this page because there is no Web site at this address." when I click the above link. Couldn't find another one for the whole
development; just for the condos: http://bridgeviewazcondos.com/
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2012, 3:01 AM
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Mill Avenue news
  • Rita's Ice to open next to Mellow Mushroom
  • Paisan's Italian Kitchen to open in Dunkin' Donuts old location


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Tempe high-rise announcement planned

This seems a little speculative but lets hope it's accurate.

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Plans for the first high-rise to break ground in Tempe since 2007 will be announced at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hayden Ferry Lakeside on the southeastern corner of Mill Avenue and the Rio Salado Parkway.

Developers, brokers, architects and members of the Tempe City Council will be present for the announcement and a status report on Tempe business leasing. Renderings of the building will be unveiled along with details of the time frame for construction and leasing.
http://www.azcentral.com/community/t...t-planned.html
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Plans for the first high-rise to break ground in Tempe since 2007
Great news, but their reporter should probably check out College & Veteran's Way before making statements like that.
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Also, Hayden Ferry Lakeside is on NEC of Mill Avenue and the Rio Salado Parkway. NOT "the southeastern corner".
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