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Obadno Nov 13, 2017 7:50 PM

I think its a bit weird, usually homeless shy away from people if they can, I think the library not acting as a makeshift homeless hangout has made it worse but the police also need to shoo them away for loitering. But People need to complain or the police wont do anything.

ASU Diablo Nov 13, 2017 7:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 7983082)
The ficus' at Renaissance Square have been chopped down to be replaced by some voluptuous palm trees. Seems they were so eager to get rid of them, only yesterday was there a petition pushing for awareness on the matter. Oh well Phoenix...sometimes you inch forward...and other times you do back flips and land on your ass.

Looks like most of the trees were already dead. Article up at Phoenix New Times...hopefully they rethink the use of palm trees and actual trees that will provide shade.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/...-trees-9866464

Obadno Nov 13, 2017 8:01 PM

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Originally Posted by airomero83 (Post 7984662)
Looks like most of the trees were already dead. Article up at Phoenix New Times...hopefully they rethink the use of palm trees and actual trees that will provide shade.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/...-trees-9866464

IS there a big push for Chinese Pistach trees? Just plant some of those guys and we should be good to go, or just new Ficuses

ASU Diablo Nov 13, 2017 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 7984672)
IS there a big push for Chinese Pistach trees? Just plant some of those guys and we should be good to go, or just new Ficuses

I hope so and hopefully Downtown Phoenix Inc. can perhaps get involved some way. DPI has been doing a good job of replacing Palo Verdes all over downtown with this species and other shade trees

CrestedSaguaro Nov 13, 2017 8:19 PM

Not anything huge news-wise, but just noticed the Hilton Suites on Thoms/Central are now Embassy Suits. They are changing out the branding today.

Also, they are rebuilding the grassy area into a plaza on the Southside of the Phoenix Corporate Center. This seems to be a trend. The 3300 Tower is doing the same thing.

RichTempe Nov 13, 2017 11:12 PM

I just noticed that the crane for the Hampton Inn and Suites came down over the weekend. Any updates on when the residential portion of that parcel will break ground?

CrestedSaguaro Nov 13, 2017 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by RichTempe (Post 7984866)
I just noticed that the crane for the Hampton Inn and Suites came down over the weekend. Any updates on when the residential portion of that parcel will break ground?

It was supposed to start before Hampton is 100% completed. Someone mentioned October. But that has come and gone.

TakeFive Nov 14, 2017 4:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 7980926)
Phoenix and Arizona has a much more well rounded economy than it did in 2007

Yup

Everybody including Denver thinks it's a new tech destination. The bigger point is that nearly everything today is a little techie or has an important tech component. When the State/metro stopped worrying about catching a big fish or two and started using a shotgun to create a much more diversified economy is what has made All The Difference... brick by brick.

TakeFive Nov 14, 2017 4:49 AM

Lawsuit against city’s use of controversial incentive moves forward
November 9, 2017 By Daniel Perle - Downtown Devil
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A lawsuit threatening the city’s use of a popular tax incentive which has increased downtown density is moving forward following the ruling of a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Wednesday.
Read the piece for details but both sides are unsatisfied with the ruling and intend to appeal for different reasons ofc.

Obadno Nov 14, 2017 3:47 PM

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Originally Posted by RichTempe (Post 7984866)
I just noticed that the crane for the Hampton Inn and Suites came down over the weekend. Any updates on when the residential portion of that parcel will break ground?

As far as I remember the only solid date was Fall 2017

Hopefully that means in the coming weeks.

CrestedSaguaro Nov 14, 2017 6:49 PM

I was browsing around Smith JJR's website and found on the ASU master plan, an image for Downtown that shows a tower on the SE corner of Sandra Day O'Connor. I do know there is a dirt lot on that corner currently and this tower design would fit perfectly on that corner. Has anyone seen this before or have knowledge that they will build a high-rise on that corner? It is the yellow tower next to Sheraton in the image below. I do not know how recent this concept is.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/smithgroupjj...jpg?1366174363

Source: Smith JJR - http://www.smithgroupjjr.com/project...s#.Wgs4wnmWx9A

RichTempe Nov 14, 2017 8:59 PM

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Obadno Nov 14, 2017 9:25 PM

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Originally Posted by RonnieFoos (Post 7985612)

Looks like Generic expansion planning, it includes the athletic center as not built (which it is now) and the law school is a bit bigger than shown but that corner is empty.

If you go to the website it shows expansion plans from all campuses, some of which have been completed in recent years.

CrestedSaguaro Nov 14, 2017 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 7985822)
Looks like Generic expansion planning, it includes the athletic center as not built (which it is now) and the law school is a bit bigger than shown but that corner is empty.

If you go to the website it shows expansion plans from all campuses, some of which have been completed in recent years.

Still doesn't really answer my inquiry though. They didn't develop that corner and the footprint does roughly match what the tower in the rendering would take up. I wonder if this is still ASU's intention? A student housing tower possibly would complement the law school nicely.

combusean Nov 14, 2017 11:06 PM

There's no point in believing anything ASU puts out until it's built. I've seen too many of their plans fall apart.

That 3rd tower for Taylor Place has been thrown around for a decade.

biggus diggus Nov 14, 2017 11:10 PM

And they're going to have a fight on their hands if they ever do try to build it.

biggus diggus Nov 15, 2017 2:16 PM

https://slate.com/business/2017/11/b...ill-gates.html

Obadno Nov 15, 2017 2:38 PM

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Originally Posted by biggus diggus (Post 7986497)

Wow great journalism all around.

The original article said it was his REIT buying land because of the future I️-11 the smart city nonsense was obviously editorializing.


Thanks slate /s

ASU Diablo Nov 15, 2017 4:05 PM

Downtown Deli finally opening up in early December

biggus diggus Nov 15, 2017 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 7986522)
Wow great journalism all around.

The original article said it was his REIT buying land because of the future I️-11 the smart city nonsense was obviously editorializing.


Thanks slate /s

In their defense I did read several articles about Bill Gates building a "smart city" with all sorts of buzz words. Slate at least providing some perspective on this as a long-term hold.


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