National design-build firm Clayco, along with representatives from the Hubbard Street Group, Shepley Bulfinch, local politicians and community groups recently made headlines with the unveiling of a new 26-story residential tower, Skye on 6e, in the Roosevelt Row Arts District of downtown Phoenix. Skye on 6th will contain 309 apartments, 6,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and a 78,000 square foot parking lot with 201 spaces. But there are 10 recently completed projects in downtown Phoenix that have changed the city’s skyline. Here is an overview:
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Downtown Phoenix projects include the AC Hotel
The Arizona Center at 5th Street and Van Buren is now home to a new 200-key hotel. The completed project includes facilities for business and leisure travelers as well as a rooftop swimming pool and lounge.
RED Development and Streetlights Residential completed construction of this luxury residential tower in January 2020 as part of the Block23 redevelopment. The project includes 330 high-end units in the heart of downtown.
RED Development completed this transformative project in late 2019. Block 23 is a live-work-play destination in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Its office tower and luxury apartments are conveniently located above the only large-scale grocery store in the city center and Fox Restaurant Concept’s Blanco Tacos & Tequila. Block 23 is located just steps from downtown dining and entertainment venues at CityScape Phoenix, Talking Stick Arena and Chase Field.
Located adjacent to ASU’s downtown campus, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) Innovation Center (225,000 square feet) extends the downtown biomedical corridor to the northern limits of the urban core. Designed to integrate research, entrepreneurial activity and business engagement, the building offers opportunities for meaningful collaboration with building tenants and the community. The PBC Innovation Center serves as a bridge between the surrounding neighborhoods, the university community and the professional community.
The McKinley, an approximately 153,500 square foot development located on NEC 3rd Avenue and McKinley Street recently completed construction, offering 108 luxury apartment units, amenity spaces, rental office and underground parking. .
The home of the Phoenix Suns, Rattlers and Phoenix Mercury has received a major refresh. The 27-year-old arena has transformed equipment for players and the public and upgraded all facilities as part of a recent $ 230 million renovation project.
Gateway Community College recently completed construction of Phoenix Forge, a community creation space located at 6th Avenue and Van Buren. Open to the public, this unique center has transformed a former warehouse into a 22,500 square foot creative space.
ASU Residence and Entrepreneurship Center
ASU has completed construction of its newest dormitory and educational building in the city center. This 16-story, 283,000-square-foot building has begun welcoming 532 graduate and post-graduate students for the fall semester of 2021.
Located on the southeast corner of Central and Polk, Kenect Phoenix is one of the projects in downtown Phoenix that replaced an above-ground parking lot with a 23-story luxury apartment tower with shops at the ground floor. The new project includes 320 rental units and a roof terrace.