By Steven Hsiesh | Phoenix New Times
Real estate developer True North Studio is reshaping downtown Phoenix. The firm recently moved into the monOrchid building, snatched up some restaurants, and announced a partnership with the Santa Fe-based collective Meow Wolf to develop a hotel-art exhibition.
True North founder Jonathon Vento loves to talk to reporters about his projects in the commercial arts district known as Roosevelt Row, particularly Ro2, a highly anticipated, multiuse development approved by the Phoenix City Council in 2017. Vento speaks with gusto about a vision for downtown Phoenix that embraces urbanism while maintaining the “fabric of a neighborhood” and a “sense of community.”