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Diamonddave Aug 13, 2021 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by xymox (Post 9364674)
The most appealing thing here for any prospective developer:


That means it should be super easy to get anything funded for it. Height of 600’ would be nice - but seem out of place for that location. But Astra wouldn’t be too far away, no?

That's true Astra would be about four blocks away. The building heights are the highest from Central west to 7th avenue I believe.

Prestige Worldwide Aug 13, 2021 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 9364433)
The marketing brochure has some interesting language:

Proposed Use of Site

Please include a design concept overview with any preliminary architectural plans for the intended development.

Development Resume

Buyer shall have development experience in line with the scope of work proposed for the site.

https://buildout-production.s3.amazo...6a8/upload.pdf

Intriguing site to say the least with a lot of potential.

I have heard there are environmental problems with the Milum site due to its dry cleaning use and that there will be remediation costs that are problematic.

combusean Aug 14, 2021 12:16 AM

That doesn't seem accurate. They tested PCE levels on site years ago and it wasn't any higher than the background.

https://legacy.azdeq.gov/environ/was...m-textiles.pdf

TJPHXskyscraperfan Aug 14, 2021 1:20 AM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 9364411)
I think the art deco building on 7th Ave and that line of old warehouses on 6th are cool by themselves, but old does not mean historic. And rehabbing either of them for modern codes is going to cost an absolute fortune. I notice the building's corner on 6th is showing some really bad structural issues.

Found the listing: for sale at $7.6 million. 2.4 acres, 45000 square feet. Some cool photos on the inside.

https://myelisting.com/listing/23579...enix-az-85007/

Seems like it would be great use for a tech company. Tuft and needle is across the street, I could see them putting good use to it. So across the street by the churches. I see a gate around an empty lot, anyone know of plans there’s? Seems like a prime triangle lot of they can knock down the Churches, churches could always go back in for retail, or better yet Popeyes. 😀

TJPHXskyscraperfan Aug 16, 2021 7:01 AM

Took a ride around this weekend. Mercer is looking really nice. Hyatt Place blends in well with the Orpheum Lofts, the sign and everything is up, looks good and gives some depth looking down that street. I walked through 810 bowling, looks real good as well, might be my spot to watch football!

Phxguy Aug 16, 2021 9:10 PM

I was impressed how busy downtown was this weekend, despite the rain. The plaza at Cityscape was lively and plenty of people were strolling around the core. With ASU students back in session this week, the campus area also had noticeable foot traffic.

biggus diggus Aug 17, 2021 5:26 PM

25 townhomes going in at 7th and windsor. Looks like two or three houses are going away. I've been wondering when someone will develop that lot for years and years.

PHX31 Aug 17, 2021 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9367935)
25 townhomes going in at 7th and windsor. Looks like two or three houses are going away. I've been wondering when someone will develop that lot for years and years.

This has been in the works for a couple years at least. I believe minor site work (demo/minor grading?) started a long while ago and then stopped. Are you saying it's under construction now?

biggus diggus Aug 17, 2021 6:07 PM

Yes, it's under construction.

TJPHXskyscraperfan Aug 18, 2021 4:18 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9367935)
25 townhomes going in at 7th and windsor. Looks like two or three houses are going away. I've been wondering when someone will develop that lot for years and years.

Where’s Windsor, and 7th ST or Ave.lol

TJPHXskyscraperfan Aug 18, 2021 4:27 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9367935)
25 townhomes going in at 7th and windsor. Looks like two or three houses are going away. I've been wondering when someone will develop that lot for years and years.

I found it, 7th ST south of Thomas. Speaking of the general area. With the Edison filled. I’m surprised they haven’t continued construction on the second half. Especially if they still plan to go woodframe, the parking garage is done. All they would have to do Is build the condos on top. Any word on that at all? Maybe they do plan to build better quality for the second half?

ASU Diablo Aug 18, 2021 6:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 9241565)
Credit to RAA Newsletter for this excellent update:

"For years we have had concerns about the fate of the vacant lot at 814 N. 5th Ave (next to the Teapot Coffee Shop). The lot is owned by the City of Phoenix and had a home on it that burned down over a decade ago. Last year the City issued an RFP and just announced the results of that process.

Roosevelt resident Matt Seaman, and his firm MetroWest Development is the successful proposer. MetroWest plans to move the historic Sargent Oldaker House from the southeast corner of 3rd Ave and McKinley, to the 5th Ave vacant lot, allowing more dense development on 3rd Ave.

This is a great step for the neighborhood, but unfortunately there are still many hurdles to overcome.

First, The City wants MetroWest to pay for the lot based on a current appraisal, and we all know what has been happening to property values over the last 6 months. A new appraisal may put the price of the lot out of reach. Second, all the construction along 3rd Avenue greatly complicates the physical logistics of moving a home just 3 blocks. RAA will continue to work with the City and MetroWest in an attempt to save the Oldaker House, and fill in an unsightly vacant lot"

This is great news and hopefully comes to fruition as it is a win-win overall. Empty lot gets filled up, historic home gets preserved, and then leaving behind an empty lot on 3rd Ave and McKinley ripe for dense development.

https://goo.gl/maps/sgSsPZTui6TaT8MR9

being moved here:

https://goo.gl/maps/QGiu6EFjaSGVe5fL6

Revisiting this update from April. I haven't driven down 3rd Ave in quite some time but I noticed the historic Sargent Oldaker house was fenced up today. Has it always been this way or just until recently. Hopefully it's good news and it means the house will be prepped soon to be transported to its new location.

Also, confirmed the same others have been seeing regarding EcoPHX. The site looked pretty quiet and with no workers today.

PHX31 Aug 18, 2021 4:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 9368748)
Revisiting this update from April. I haven't driven down 3rd Ave in quite some time but I noticed the historic Sargent Oldaker house was fenced up today. Has it always been this way or just until recently. Hopefully it's good news and it means the house will be prepped soon to be transported to its new location.

It wasn't fenced in February 2021, the last time the google street view car drove by.

biggus diggus Aug 18, 2021 5:19 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPHXskyscraperfan (Post 9368682)
Where’s Windsor, and 7th ST or Ave.lol

Just a couple blocks south of the Circle K on Thomas and 7th.

PHX31 Aug 18, 2021 5:32 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9369153)
Just a couple blocks south of the Circle K on Thomas and 7th.

With this project, and the one a little further south (NWC of 7th St & Sheridan taking out a few buildings including bikini beans), I wonder if there are other similar projects in the pipeline or developers doing fact finding/due diligence in this immediate area. Techniprint on the SEC of 7th St & Virginia must be hurting these days and may eventually sell (but maybe not), combine that with the 2 empty lots to the south of techniprint, maybe there's another slightly smaller townhome or apt development possibility. Now, about bandaids...

biggus diggus Aug 18, 2021 5:57 PM

The guys at Bikin Benas and that old church have been in civil for the last couple of months. Flow tests and vegetation removal. I think that might start demo in the fall.

Also, someone looks like they want to build across from George and Dragon.
https://apps-secure.phoenix.gov/PDD/...ngCase/Z-20-21

ASUSunDevil Aug 18, 2021 6:05 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 9367935)
25 townhomes going in at 7th and windsor. Looks like two or three houses are going away. I've been wondering when someone will develop that lot for years and years.

Nice looking project if this is still the plan: https://vestis-group.com/wp-content/...g_VG-Flyer.pdf

biggus diggus Aug 18, 2021 6:16 PM

That matches the plat map. Thanks for digging it up.

combusean Aug 18, 2021 11:39 PM

I'm not crazy about the low density but anything that demolishes single family homes and fills vacant lots is great news.

az_daniel Aug 19, 2021 7:02 AM

The site next to the Coronado Hotel on 1st Street has more construction signs and tarps up on the fencing. Seems like something is imminent.

Also, not sure what is going into the little building just to the north of that site, but the renovation looks outstanding. They just put up a nice canopy this week. Looks like it could be some kind of cafe. Don't remember if there has been any news on what is going in there.


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