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Cleve Sep 16, 2023 5:44 PM

2nd Street & Portland tower - Phoenix Business Journal article

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...w8BOCY9W6SizCM

TJPHXskyscraperfan Sep 18, 2023 2:40 AM

So with One Camelback filing for bankruptcy, are they still opening? Their website shows preleasing for opening 11/30th.

PHXFlyer11 Sep 19, 2023 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by TJPHXskyscraperfan (Post 10040519)
So with One Camelback filing for bankruptcy, are they still opening? Their website shows preleasing for opening 11/30th.

It's pretty wild. You can literally see appliances sitting in nearly finished units waiting to be installed.

ASU Diablo Sep 19, 2023 9:10 PM

Sargeant / Oldaker House Update
 
Looks like we are finally getting an update on the Sargeant / Oldaker House. Agenda item for tonight's RAA General Meeting. I'll see if I can hop on.

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Ben Patton / Live Forward: new development at 3rd Ave. and McKinley including restoration of the Sargeant / Oldaker House.
I've never heard of Live Forward but this is the same development group behind 100 Willeta and also some interesting projects noted on their website that I haven't seen before.

https://www.liveforward.build/

Chestnut1 Sep 20, 2023 3:00 PM

Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
By Audrey Jensen– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Sep 20, 2023

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories tall and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It's also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.

The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...n-phoenix.html

PHXFlyer11 Sep 20, 2023 4:24 PM

Great news!

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Originally Posted by Chestnut1 (Post 10042248)
Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
By Audrey Jensen– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Sep 20, 2023

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories tall and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It's also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.

The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...n-phoenix.html


TJPHXskyscraperfan Sep 20, 2023 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chestnut1 (Post 10042248)
Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
By Audrey Jensen– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Sep 20, 2023

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories tall and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It's also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.

The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...n-phoenix.html


Would of been nice to see closer to 400 rooms and taller! But we take what we can get. With the Renaissance hotel across the street it will add more and more tourist downtown! With the renovation of San Carlos, this hopefully helps fill up that retail space along Central from Hilton Garden Inn and the Renaissance. Hopefully we see that place that had that Burger Counter place fill up soon too!

ASU Diablo Sep 20, 2023 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 10041825)
Looks like we are finally getting an update on the Sargeant / Oldaker House. Agenda item for tonight's RAA General Meeting. I'll see if I can hop on.



I've never heard of Live Forward but this is the same development group behind 100 Willeta and also some interesting projects noted on their website that I haven't seen before.

https://www.liveforward.build/

Well was not able to attend. I'll see what I can dig up...

CrestedSaguaro Sep 20, 2023 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chestnut1 (Post 10042248)
Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
By Audrey Jensen– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Sep 20, 2023

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories tall and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It's also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.

The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...n-phoenix.html


The lot is currently fenced off and there were a few construction vehicles onsite when I drive by a couple of days ago. I didn't get a chance to to get a closer look, but I presume this is site prep-work to be started by APS mentioned in the article.

ASU Diablo Sep 20, 2023 5:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chestnut1 (Post 10042248)
Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
By Audrey Jensen– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
Sep 20, 2023

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories tall and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It's also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.

The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...n-phoenix.html

Previous rumors were groundbreaking to occur by end of year but it sounds unlikely now. Also, nice to see that one of the City reps wasn't blowing smoke up my you-know-what when they originally relayed this info to me:

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A city spokesperson told the Business Journal on Tuesday that the city had asked the developers to hold off on construction because of the Super Bowl LVII activities in downtown Phoenix in late January and early February.

Mr.RE Sep 22, 2023 7:20 PM

Just saw a PBJ article that construction has stopped abruptly on X Phoenix... anyone have access to the article?

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...ate=2023-09-22

TheSpud0 Sep 22, 2023 7:58 PM

Some of the more important stuff.
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The owners of X Phoenix confirmed that construction had halted but declined to say why the project stopped in the middle of building a 25-story tower with 592 beds. The project was to be completed next year.

Noah Gottlieb, CEO of the Chicago-based developer, said he's hoping work will start back up "very soon."

This break in construction comes at a time when the X Co. is preparing a Sept. 28 groundbreaking celebration for X Roosevelt, a 19-story apartment tower spanning 400 beds in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.

That project at 625-629 N. 2nd Ave. will continue as planned, Gottlieb said.

"It's a different project," he said. "Separate; independent."

Executives from Clayco, the general contractor on the project, also declined to explain why construction has stopped except to say Clayco is not having any financial difficulties.
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Derek Wright, president and CEO of Suntec Concrete, the concrete subcontractor for X Phoenix, said rumors that workers had not been paid are inaccurate.

"All concrete workers have been paid," he told Phoenix Business Journal. "The entire project has been shut down, but it has nothing to do with payment to workers. Beyond this, we are not willing to comment on the circumstances of the project shut down."

The construction site looks like a ghost town, other than a table set up across the street by a group of representatives from Carpenters Local 1912, complaining about Apodaca Wall Systems Inc., one of the project subcontractors.

Bright yellow flyers being handed out say "Shame On The X Co. for not helping to stop immigrant abuse and the desecration of the American way."
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The flyer alleges that Apodaca Wall Systems wrongfully classified its employees as independent contractors.

Arnold Apodaca, president of Phoenix-based Apodaca Wall Systems, said, "that is the Carpenters Union harassing us because the owners chose not to go with a union company."

Apodaca said he was told X Co. was allegedly having an issue with project refinancing and that it could take one to three months before it's finalized, but said he was told by the general contractor that financing was not an issue for X Roosevelt, where his firm has a contract.
https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...ate=2023-09-22

CrestedSaguaro Sep 23, 2023 3:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr.RE (Post 10044379)
Just saw a PBJ article that construction has stopped abruptly on X Phoenix... anyone have access to the article?

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/...ate=2023-09-22

I heard they were redesigning it to be 550' and the shut-down is temporary until the new height increase is accounted for into construction.


Ok, now that I'm back to reality, there's a labor dispute with a contractor.

Obadno Sep 23, 2023 2:28 PM

https://azbigmedia.com/real-estate/p...what-it-means/

So now you’ll need a permit to have a short term rental

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An initial and renewal fee of $250 per permit.
Attestation that the owner or designee of short-term rental is not a convicted sex offender or felon, including a criminal background check.
Notice to all adjacent properties of the intent to operate a short-term rental.
Display of the permit number on all short-term rental advertisements.
A minimum of $500,000 liability insurance.
Civil penalties for violations ranging from $500 to $3,500.

Seems unesscesqary and hard to enforce. And what is with the unending desire to punish felons? Sex offenders fair enough but if you have a felony from decades past for some random crime like burglary or tax evasion there is already a huge number of income streams you are blocked from. Now you can’t even rent out a room in your own home? Why?

Obadno Sep 23, 2023 2:40 PM

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Originally Posted by CrestedSaguaro (Post 10044642)
I heard they were redesigning it to be 550' and the shut-down is temporary until the new height increase is accounted for into construction.


Ok, now that I'm back to reality, there's a labor dispute with a contractor.

Anything from a subcontractor blowing up and falling through to a scope of work disagreement to pay to insurance, all are common and all can halt work.

I wouldn’t worry unless it drags on for more than a month.

combusean Sep 23, 2023 10:28 PM

I was under the impression the short-term rental companies do the bulk of that enforcement work to stay in compliance with local laws.

thespiandave Sep 24, 2023 9:38 PM

Updated pics!
 
Took a nice long walk yesterday, since it was so nice! Grabbed a few updated pics! None of Moon Tower, though. Walked by that on Thursday night when we had dinner at Farish. Moon Tower looks super sharp! The first floor treatment and coffee shop is nice!

https://imgur.com/gallery/nPkt2mb

az_daniel Sep 27, 2023 5:51 PM

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Originally Posted by thespiandave (Post 10045489)
Took a nice long walk yesterday, since it was so nice! Grabbed a few updated pics! None of Moon Tower, though. Walked by that on Thursday night when we had dinner at Farish. Moon Tower looks super sharp! The first floor treatment and coffee shop is nice!

https://imgur.com/gallery/nPkt2mb

Man some of these buildings are really flying. I'm downtown often and each time i'm blown away with how fast things are going up.

CrestedSaguaro Sep 27, 2023 6:36 PM

The First Baptist Church in Phoenix is ​​transforming into an event and food center
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Posted on September 27, 2023 by Kyle Collier
https://www.gannett-cdn.com/authorin...jpg&width=1200
A historic church destroyed by fire in downtown Phoenix is ​​being converted into an event venue with restaurants and bars.

First Baptist Church, built in 1929 at Monroe Street and Third Avenue, is on track to reopen next spring as Monroe Street Abbey. The first tenants of the large Gothic building are an event planner and a caterer. A restaurant and a speakeasy are to follow next.

“We’re already showing the abbey to couples who want to get married there because it’s a unique place,” said Terry Goddard, a longtime Arizona politician and community leader. “And luckily they don’t deter the pigeons that have been living in the building.”

He said the building had a rocky past.

Goddard has been fighting to save the former church with its steeple and stained glass windows since 1992, when it was scheduled to be demolished. A fire in 1984 burned down the roof, but left most of the walls standing.

The former nave, where grass and weeds now grow, will be converted into an event garden.

“It will be an indoor/outdoor venue and there is nothing like it in the city,” said Trista Croce, owner of BTS Event Management, which signed a lease for space at Monroe Abbey on Friday. “It looks European.”

Caterer Noelle Townsley, who owns Fresh from the Kitchen, has also signed a lease for space at Abby. She said the historic building would be a great location for weddings and other events that would attract people.

Millions of dollars have already been spent purchasing the church and reinforcing fire-damaged walls.

Goddard said another $6.6 million in Local Initiatives Support Corporation funds and historic property tax credits will fund the remainder of the church’s renovation.

Terry Benelli, executive director of LISC Phoenix, said the group’s mission is to take a comprehensive look at community redevelopment, including housing, small business, health clinics, education, community organizing, commercial development and historic preservation.

“We see the abbey as an important, missing third place for the city center,” she said. “With all the redevelopment currently taking place and planned in the neighborhood, it is important to save some of the more important structures from demolition and keep them open to the public.”

Goddard said renovations to the church would begin in 2020. But then COVID-19 came and the tenant contracts fell through.

“I knew this building had fallen on hard times, but it was worth preserving it and making it a meeting place for people,” he said. “We are nearly there.”

Reach the reporter at catherine.reagor@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-8040. Follow her on X, formerly Twitter: @CatherineReagor

https://www.azcentral.com/gcdn/autho...pjpg&auto=webp

ASU Diablo Sep 28, 2023 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CrestedSaguaro (Post 10047716)
The First Baptist Church in Phoenix is ​​transforming into an event and food center

Good to see this moving again!

Now the rehab is scheduled to take place for the First Baptist Church and the Goodwill store work well underway at 3rd Ave and Van Buren, does anyone know what the plan is for the 2 parcels on the SWC (directly north from the Church)? Looks to be owned by the "Housing Opportunity Center".

Edit: Never mind, didn't realize the HOC also owns the church. Probably will be used for parking for the foreseeable future.


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