By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The Tempe City Council approved plans this week for a new micro-house development, an office development east of Tempe Marketplace and some changes at Arizona State University’s Novus Innovation Corridor project.
The Tempe City Council approved plans to develop 13 new single-family micro homes on city owned land near Apache Boulevard and Rural Road
The city has awarded development rights for a parcel on Rita Lane to the Newtown Community Development Corp. The city of Tempe has owned the land since 1999. The city picked the micro-homes plans after fielding proposals for the property through a request for proposals (RFP).
Newtown is developing the Tempe Micro Estates on the site. The micro homes are one-bedroom and total 600 square feet.
The Council approved plans by the Boyer Company for its Rio 2100 East office development just east of Tempe Marketplace. Boyer has already built one on office building at the project. It is home to Varsity Tutors and the Mayo Clinic. The Tempe Council approved Boyer’s application to for three additional development lots on a 15.56-acre parcel on Rio Salado Parkway and the Loop 101.
Tempe councilors also approved to some changes in development plans at Arizona State University’s Novus Innovation Corridor project. ASU and Novus developers asked Tempe to approve more lots and tracts for future development. ASU hopes to bring high-tech and creative office tenants as well other users to the mixed-use project.