As you can see from the construction photo, crews are starting to add exterior glass walls to the steel framed structure of the 600,000 sq ft Class A, first tower at CityScape. This tower will be home to a couple of Legal Firms, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as well as Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll. Additionally, the Anchor tenant, Wachovia/Wells Fargo is still on board. Also, in this tower will be a Gold’s Gym and a steakhouse, operated by Fox Restaurant Concepts. Retail tenants who have committed to go into the CityScape project on the block previously occupied by Patriot’s Square Park include AJ’s Fine Foods, Urban Outfitters and it’s rumored that CVS Pharmacy will commit, which would give Downtown Phoenix it’s first Drug Store. At least 4 other Tenants are expected to be announced in the next 30 days according to a reliable source.
Monday marks the return of Major League Baseball to downtown Phoenix with the Arizona Diamondbacks opening the 2009 season against the Colorado Rockies.
Opening Day and the subsequent 81 home games at Chase Field are expected to give a much needed economic boost to bars and restaurants surrounding the stadium.
Things are heating up in the Downtown Phoenix real estate market. This is especially true when it comes to Bank Owned properties. Buyers are coming back into the market to take advantage of the good deals. Actually, so much so, that many properties are attracting “multiple offers”. If you are in a position to buy, don’t wait for the market to hit bottom, because in some segments of the market, I believe we have hit bottom.
This Saturday, from 8PM – 10PM Arizona Science Center is hosting An Evening Under the Stars in Heritage Square (with Lights Out during Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30 p.m.). Join us, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Saguaro Astronomy Club & East Valley Astronomy Club as we celebrate Earth Hour with hands-on activities, educational information, handouts, take-aways and giveaways!
The Phoenix Symphony was recently nominated by azcentral.com as one of the “Best Places for a First Date”. Through April 15th, anyone can log onto azcentral.com and vote for their top choice (hint: the First Date question is located under the “People & Places category). We’re up against some pretty tough competition in the First Date category so we thought we’d take a moment to examine some of the benefits of choosing The Phoenix Symphony as your First Date activity.
Word on the street is that Alta Phoenix is now open and residents are moving in. If you live there, drop us a line and a few pictures – we’d love to see what the inside looks like! Update: Here’s an email we just received- The time has come, we are opening our doors for… Read more
ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback.
The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is putting the finishing touches on a wayfinding project – and now they are asking for public input.
Please take a moment and take this brief survey to indicate your preferences. Thank you in advance for taking part in reshaping Downtown Phoenix!
“We wanted to blow DASH ridership out of the water.”
That’s what Margaret Dunn said when she introduced Ollie The Trollie service into Downtown Phoenix in the beginning of 2009. And that’s what you can expect from one of Phoenix’s Top 25 Women In Business. The result? Increased ridership upwards of 275% over the last two months, with plans to expand and increase those numbers.
Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.
Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.