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CrestedSaguaro Mar 30, 2016 4:44 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 7388541)
I'm not sure why some of you thought it wouldn't be built, no one is going to spend that amount on marketing if it's not a sure thing.

My stalled comment was not in response to what I thought, but a response to what a particular forumer feels that many projects (Union, Alta Thomas, 4th/McKinley, Edison, etc.) have either stalled or are dead. Funny how said projects are all of a sudden springing to action these last few couple of weeks.

The only one I myself think may be a 50/50 shot at this point is Central Station. Other than that, I think most of the developments will happen.

nickw252 Mar 30, 2016 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by dtnphx (Post 7388637)
Exactly. There are so many reasons why a project stalls or takes some time. Commercial real estate is not like residential as there are more hoops, permits, financial issues and the like. Remember when everyone was thinking Union was dead, dead, dead? Shit just takes time.

Anyone have pictures of the Union? I haven't been by in a while.

PHX31 Mar 30, 2016 5:03 PM

/\ Last I went by (one week ago exactly) framing was going up on the second floor. So it's not just a few masonry columns and some steel anymore, construction will likely seem like it is speeding up. Sorry, no pictures.

CrestedSaguaro Mar 30, 2016 5:17 PM

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Originally Posted by nickw252 (Post 7388676)
Anyone have pictures of the Union? I haven't been by in a while.

Just so happens I took one yesterday!

I also took update pics of EnHance and Cornish Pasty which is going to look fantastic! I wish they would restore the rest of the building like this.

http://imgur.com/4PkjBbA.jpg

EnHance
http://imgur.com/h9FLkSC.jpg

http://imgur.com/qN6URFd.jpg

Cornish Pasty
http://imgur.com/8gpD4lZ.jpg

nickw252 Mar 30, 2016 5:34 PM

Thanks for the pic of the Union. It's looking really good. It looks like the elevator core is up to 5 floors. Did I count correct?

Now if only the radio station building across the street were replaced with something a little more street oriented we'd have a very urban intersection.

Obadno Mar 30, 2016 6:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nickw252 (Post 7388738)
Thanks for the pic of the Union. It's looking really good. It looks like the elevator core is up to 5 floors. Did I count correct?

Now if only the radio station building across the street were replaced with something a little more street oriented we'd have a very urban intersection.

Im sure that radio station wont be with us for too many more years. That land is far more valuable than a radio station.

PHXFlyer11 Mar 30, 2016 7:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 7388892)
Im sure that radio station wont be with us for too many more years. That land is far more valuable than a radio station.

It would be pretty awesome to have the building replaced with a mixed-use building that still housed the station, but that's probably a pipe dream. Residential on top, radio below, and retail ground level.

combusean Mar 30, 2016 7:17 PM

I've long had fantasies of a "CBS Tower" with KPHO's studios possibly at ground level, the radio stations, general office, and apartments directly fronting the Roosevelt light rail station with some Times Square-level digital displays. Move the power substation under it and you would completely open that plaza area.

How cool would that be?

biggus diggus Mar 30, 2016 7:19 PM

They're tearing the fence down at 4/mckinley right now... Hmm I'll see if I can get an answer as to why.

CrestedSaguaro Mar 30, 2016 7:28 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 7388911)
They're tearing the fence down at 4/mckinley right now... Hmm I'll see if I can get an answer as to why.

My guess would be to start construction soon. Their Townhomes on 3rd didn't have a fence during construction, so I would imagine they wouldn't for this either.

ASU Diablo Mar 30, 2016 7:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RonnieFoos (Post 7388921)
My guess would be to start construction soon. Their Townhomes on 3rd didn't have a fence during construction, so I would imagine they wouldn't for this either.

I would walk by there on a daily basis...they had a fence up :) (not that matters anyways). But I hope it's to start construction as well

CrestedSaguaro Mar 30, 2016 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by airomero83 (Post 7388943)
I would walk by there on a daily basis...they had a fence up :) (not that matters anyways). But I hope it's to start construction as well

Checked my pic archive and you are indeed correct. My bad. I've been wrong before ;)

pbenjamin Mar 30, 2016 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 7388908)
I've long had fantasies of a "CBS Tower" with KPHO's studios possibly at ground level, the radio stations, general office, and apartments directly fronting the Roosevelt light rail station with some Times Square-level digital displays. Move the power substation under it and you would completely open that plaza area.

How cool would that be?

While cool, pretty unlikely. The radio stations are apparently owned by CBS Radio but KPHO is a CBS affiliate, owned by Meredith Corporation, who also owns Channel 3 (KTVK). For years KPHO was located in a building that faced I-17 south of Indian School, but they moved in with KTVK on 7th Ave north of Missouri after Meredith bought KTVK.

ASU Diablo Mar 30, 2016 11:42 PM

The Park Restaurant to Open at The Collier Center in Downtown Phoenix
 
Couples new updates on "The Park", the space formerly occupied by Stoudemire's at Collier's.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/resta...hoenix-8175578
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The new restaurant will open in the space most recently occupied by former Phoenix Suns player Amare Stoudemire’s restaurant, which closed several years ago. Richard, CEO of the marketing agency BRANDiT, says the 11,000-square-foot space will be park-themed, featuring two “very large museum-quality expensive trees” and a full stage for live music.

The Park has also formed a partnership with Tempe's Pedal Haus brewery and will offer self-serve beer. Customers will be able to pour their own brews and pay by the ounce through high-tech wristbands.

CrestedSaguaro Mar 31, 2016 6:37 PM

Coyotes News
 
Looks like Phoenix may not exactly be out of the running just yet. I wonder if there still could be a potential joint ASU/Coyotes venture for the Downtown Phoenix campus?

http://www.foxsports.com/arizona/sto...options-032916

spoonman Mar 31, 2016 6:44 PM

Hey guys,

I'm moving to PHX next month and couldn't be more excited.

I've been on Skyscraperpage for some time posting mostly in the San Diego thread.

Looking forward to learning more about what's happening in Phoenix.

Obadno Mar 31, 2016 6:45 PM

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Originally Posted by RonnieFoos (Post 7390179)
Looks like Phoenix may not exactly be out of the running just yet. I wonder if there still could be a potential joint ASU/Coyotes venture for the Downtown Phoenix campus?

http://www.foxsports.com/arizona/sto...options-032916


ASU/Coyote/SUns joint in downtown:tup:

Obadno Mar 31, 2016 6:47 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7390197)
Hey guys,

I'm moving to PHX next month and couldn't be more excited.

I've been on Skyscraperpage for some time posting mostly in the San Diego thread.

Looking forward to learning more about what's happening in Phoenix.

A lot is happening Spoonman!

PHX is a great place to be right now, rapidly changing and growing, really developing into its own right around us as we speak. I like to think Phoenix is a lot like LA was after WW2, new, rapidly growing identity just being established.

Great time to be here.

PHX31 Mar 31, 2016 8:58 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7390197)
Hey guys,

I'm moving to PHX next month and couldn't be more excited.

I've been on Skyscraperpage for some time posting mostly in the San Diego thread.

Looking forward to learning more about what's happening in Phoenix.

Welcome! What part of town are you moving to?

There is a lot going on, not nearly as much as San Diego has seen, but a big ball seems to be rolling here.

ASUSunDevil Mar 31, 2016 9:17 PM

Two condo's at Edison Midtown closed on MLS yesterday, so I think it's safe to say they're a go. $325k for a 1014 sf unit and $331k for a 1112 sf unit.


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