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Layoffs, withdrawals and closures belie the strength of the Phoenix construction market

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rebekah Morris | AZBEX Go for a drive any Saturday morning through commercial construction hotspots like Downtown Tempe or between the 7s (Ave & St in Phoenix), and you’ll see crews racing through framing and other trades visible from the street. Market sectors from highways and transit to multifamily and industrial are seeing high […]

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Lincoln breaks ground on The Grand – Building Two

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia With demand for Tempe office space at an all-time high, Lincoln Property Company (LPC), Goldman Sachs and City of Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell broke ground today on the second Class A office building at The Grand at Papago Park Center. Totaling 352,000 square feet at 1027 W. Roosevelt Way in Tempe, Arizona, The Grand Building Two is […]

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With rents on rise, Tempe makes room for ‘tiny homes’ on city-owned land

Posted by   /  April 4, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe looks to help solve its growing affordable housing problem by building a community of 600-square-feet homes. That’s twice the size of the trendy “tiny homes” in the movement that began sweeping the nation a few years ago with its embrace of simple living. City leaders like to call them “humble homes,” while the developer dubbed […]

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They don’t represent ‘hush’

Posted by   /  March 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Democrat House freshmen turn up the ‘volume’ By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Capitol Times Democratic Rep. Isela Blanc said before being sworn in to represent Tempe’s Legislative District 26, she got some questionable advice: “Sit back. Watch. Avoid talking.” “I heard it more than once, and I’ve heard it more than once since,” Blanc said. […]

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Legislature nullifies Tempe call to reveal political contributions

Posted by   /  March 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Nine of 10 Tempe voters called for lifting the curtain on secretive money in city elections, but lawmakers this week passed a bill that would stop that. The measure now goes to the governor, who was a beneficiary of ‘dark money’ spending in his 2014 run for office. “Dark […]

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Tempe ranked No. 1 office market in U.S.

Posted by   /  March 23, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By David McGlothlin | AZBigMedia Over the past two decades, Tempe experienced rapid growth, including that of Arizona State University, which now ranks as the largest public university in the nation in terms of students and No. 1 in the nation for innovation.  As ASU’s Tempe campus grew, so has commercial development activity throughout Tempe, transforming […]

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Officials urge against jumping to conclusions about Uber fatality

Posted by   /  March 20, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  Federal authorities arrive in Tempe to investigate By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Investigators from two federal transportation agencies arrived Tuesday in Tempe in the aftermath of Sunday’s fatal collision between a pedestrian and a self-driving Uber car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Transportation Safety Board both sent two “full […]

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Tempe election results roll in; incumbents show strong lead

Posted by   /  March 14, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Lauren Kuby, Robin Arredondo-Savage and Jennifer Adams lead in the race for three seats on the Tempe City Council, according to early unofficial returns Tuesday. Three ballot measures also appear to be on their way to passage by overwhelming margins. READ ON:

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Quick Quack is back, wants Tempe to reconsider rejection of car wash

Posted by   /  March 14, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Michael Pollack in this matter By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic An attorney for Quick Quack Car Wash wants Tempe leaders to reconsider last month’s decision to quash the project. The Tempe City Council revoked permits for the car wash after nearly three hours of debate in a packed council chambers Feb. 8. More than 40 residents, […]

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Legislators question private projects built at ASU

Posted by   /  March 13, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune Two developments on Arizona State University property have drawn the ire of some legislators after the university initially failed to report the projects to them. The projects – the 266-unit Mirabella senior living facility and an Omni hotel and convention center – are planned to be built on […]

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