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PHXFlyer11 Nov 28, 2016 5:27 PM

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Anyone else notice the impressive height on the new Banner hospital tower? I am already pleased, it if goes 1-2 more stories I'd be even more so! The floor plates are really high being that it is a hospital and not residential/commercial.

biggus diggus Nov 28, 2016 6:42 PM

They would have to raise the crane to bring the height up even one more floor so I don't see that happening. I think it's topped out.

nickw252 Nov 28, 2016 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by PHXFlyer11 (Post 7635290)
Anyone else notice the impressive height on the new Banner hospital tower? I am already pleased, it if goes 1-2 more stories I'd be even more so! The floor plates are really high being that it is a hospital and not residential/commercial.

It makes a big presence along the 10 going west. Every time I drive that way I'm surprised at how big it is.

nickw252 Nov 28, 2016 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 7634550)
Some news for the Capitol Mall. http://downtowndevil.com/2016/11/22/...ll-commission/

Hopefully this means the hotel on Fillmore and 6th is rightfully demolished.

Would this be taking the place of the Desert Inn Motel (currently a bare lot)? If so, that'll be great to get a new building in its place and some people bringing street life.

However, I question the location. It's kind of a sketchy area right now, and there isn't a lot of stuff in walking distance. For what purpose would guests be staying there? It's too far to walk to the sporting arenas, the convention center, ASU, and the ASU med school. Although it's relatively close to the Comerica Theater, Crescent Ballroom, and the State Capital, but are those a big enough draw to keep the hotel full? How often to people travel overnight to visit the State Capitol?

biggus diggus Nov 28, 2016 10:01 PM

There are lots of people who travel for work to the various offices in that area either from out of state or in state. The hotel will be 95% or higher gov't employee and/or attorney stays I bet.

CrestedSaguaro Nov 28, 2016 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 7635422)
They would have to raise the crane to bring the height up even one more floor so I don't see that happening. I think it's topped out.

It is not topped out yet. I posted a couple of weeks ago that it will be 290'. It is on the 15th floor out of 16 floors. Also, the renderings show additional height for the HVAC/elevator equipment concealment. So basically it has 2 more levels to go.

biggus diggus Nov 28, 2016 10:43 PM

ok

nickw252 Nov 29, 2016 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RonnieFoos (Post 7635757)
It is not topped out yet. I posted a couple of weeks ago that it will be 290'. It is on the 15th floor out of 16 floors. Also, the renderings show additional height for the HVAC/elevator equipment concealment. So basically it has 2 more levels to go.

290' is good height for that area. It's nice that it has a prominent presence along the highway, however, I wish it was closer to McDowell Rd. and therefore had more of a presence.

pbenjamin Nov 30, 2016 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 7634550)
Some news for the Capitol Mall. http://downtowndevil.com/2016/11/22/...ll-commission/

Hopefully this means the hotel on Fillmore and 6th is rightfully demolished.

When we heard an informational presentation on this at the Central City VPC, a big concern, in addition to the height, was the lack of street presence. The hotel is pulled back from the street and the entrance faces the parking lot. The developer maintains that the layout is a Holiday Inn Express requirement.

Phxguy Nov 30, 2016 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by pbenjamin (Post 7636995)
When we heard an informational presentation on this at the Central City VPC, a big concern, in addition to the height, was the lack of street presence. The hotel is pulled back from the street and the entrance faces the parking lot. The developer maintains that the layout is a Holiday Inn Express requirement.

In regards to the Urban Form Code, doesn't this structure have to follow the guidelines since it's within the 90 block core? So there's no more "entrances to parking lots" bullshit. I thought the UFC sought to eliminate this. If they intend to build this structure similarly to Fillmore/6th, I'd rather they left downtown altogether.

ASU Diablo Dec 2, 2016 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 7632172)
Are the 1st/Portland condos phase II or Phase III of En-Hance Park?

More updates on this. Doesn't appear to be Phase II of En Hance but a separate new project. Nonetheless, it's a great project and more condos! 131 additional units and 7 stories. Great height and nice to see something above 5 stories for change.

http://downtowndevil.com/2016/12/01/...eive-approval/

Obadno Dec 2, 2016 5:49 PM

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Originally Posted by airomero83 (Post 7640041)
More updates on this. Doesn't appear to be Phase II of En Hance but a separate new project. Nonetheless, it's a great project and more condos! 131 additional units and 7 stories. Great height and nice to see something above 5 stories for change.

http://downtowndevil.com/2016/12/01/...eive-approval/

Hmm, that's new, I wonder what corner that is going to be on?

From the last article about EnHance it sounded like they planned on filling that entire NE block with phases 2 and 3. Unless that has changed?

muertecaza Dec 12, 2016 11:37 PM

A few pictures grabbed while in Phoenix for work:

Edison from above:
http://i.imgur.com/uRBAQiNh.jpg

Edison from below:
http://i.imgur.com/FnL33xfh.jpg

Alta Midtown (3rd St./Thomas)
http://i.imgur.com/LSqkckbh.jpg

Muse:
http://i.imgur.com/9y7C9Wzh.jpg

Alta Fillmore actually looks kind of alright, and seems to have a coffee shop of some kind open:
http://i.imgur.com/ZG7os8Hh.jpg

Hospital from the freeway:
http://i.imgur.com/DwUkAiRh.jpg

biggus diggus Dec 13, 2016 4:03 AM

The coffee shop and beer store in Alta is called Urbo, it's owned by Shawn Connelly.

azsunsurfer Dec 13, 2016 2:00 PM

Who is Shawn Connelly??!??

nickw252 Dec 13, 2016 2:45 PM

Is the hospital topped out? I see the facade is starting to go up on the lower levels. Hard to really get a good look of it behind the trees though.

biggus diggus Dec 13, 2016 3:02 PM

He is the developer and owner of DeSoto Market.

And yes, the hospital is topped off.

Slyfox Dec 14, 2016 2:58 AM

Are there any high-rise residential buildings in downtown Phoenix?

nickw252 Dec 14, 2016 3:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Slyfox (Post 7650776)
Are there any high-rise residential buildings in downtown Phoenix?

Yes. You can see which highrises are residential on the Skyscraper page diagram:

https://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=75228422

Phxguy Dec 14, 2016 5:44 PM

Big loss for Roosevelt Row...Jobot plans on closing this month. Relocation unknown at this time. 5th St. will be unrecognizable coming soon.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/resta...cember-8907110

Regardless if you've been or not, the coffee shop is an anchor for the area along with Lost Leaf and Bliss Rebar, I've always seen people hanging out there. Which is a dimension you normally don't see elsewhere in Phx...life. And so another great, local establishment goes the way of its artisan predecessors. On the flip side, at least a Starbucks serving alcohol will be opening in the Marriott come soon.


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