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Mr.RE Sep 3, 2020 8:49 PM

Rio Reimagined
 
Good to see this still moving forward!

https://azbigmedia.com/business/rio-...l-designation/

CB1 Sep 4, 2020 12:15 AM

Thanks everyone for all the great things being posted!

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 1:33 AM

Tempe Depot slides from virtual meeting on 9/9/20

https://i.imgur.com/fVt1kyy.jpg

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 1:34 AM

https://i.imgur.com/xP05sD9.jpg

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 1:36 AM

https://i.imgur.com/41xQLh4.jpg

You can get better view for the lower retail portion. You can see light rail going underneath the building.

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 1:38 AM

https://i.imgur.com/jfQapqB.jpg

White area is the part that will be touching the ground. The train is shown on the top portion.

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 1:39 AM

There was a Hayden resident that voiced her concern about the noise. Really looking forward for this development.

PHXFlyer11 Sep 10, 2020 2:21 PM

Thank you for sharing.

I really do not like this development. The height is fine, but the massive parking garage makes the buildings look so stubby, and the facade looks like shit. Reminds me of one of the hotels on the Vegas strip with the large painted concrete portions of the facade. Yuck. I'd be OK with this if they actually put some work into the design.

Also - that dude really presented from his bedroom in a basement? Looks like he's in a prison. Doesn't speak successful developer to me. LOL

CB1 Sep 10, 2020 2:40 PM

Hahaha!

PHXFlyer11 Sep 10, 2020 2:56 PM

Such a prime and historic piece of land, I just think we can do much better.

jvbahn Sep 10, 2020 3:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHXFlyer11 (Post 9037456)
Thank you for sharing.

I really do not like this development. The height is fine, but the massive parking garage makes the buildings look so stubby, and the facade looks like shit. Reminds me of one of the hotels on the Vegas strip with the large painted concrete portions of the facade. Yuck. I'd be OK with this if they actually put some work into the design.

Also - that dude really presented from his bedroom in a basement? Looks like he's in a prison. Doesn't speak successful developer to me. LOL

Completely agree with you here, it’s awful. Doesn’t respect the Depot building whatsoever, and that oppressive covered area will never be a place that anyone but derelicts use. I’ve never seen an example of a building where this worked, these types of structures become areas where trash gets blown around, homeless people sleep, and junkies and drunks use as their personal latrine. Construction like this should be banished as a failed lesson of 1970s urban planning.

Mr.RE Sep 10, 2020 4:25 PM

I love how we all thought this project was a joke when it originally got posted on the Tempe development website but now appears to be a very real possibility. Just goes to show when City budgets get tight and slammed by a recession, any developer with a proposed project that will bring in hundreds of thousands in development fee and taxes for the city gets the red carpet rolled out for them.

ASUSunDevil Sep 10, 2020 5:40 PM

Lol @ the keyboard critics.

This will be another "wow, that turned out way better than those blurry renderings I was hating on 3 years ago."

Mr.RE Sep 10, 2020 6:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ASUSunDevil (Post 9037751)
Lol @ the keyboard critics.

This will be another "wow, that turned out way better than those blurry renderings I was hating on 3 years ago."

:haha: We are all so spoiled with so much new developments that we finally have time to critique each of them lol.

Phxguy Sep 10, 2020 7:40 PM

Project is fine, just grossly over-parked. We’ve discussed this before but it shouldn’t go without mentioning, especially surprising for TOD. Anyhow, would rather see this development built than the property sit empty.

ASUSunDevil Sep 10, 2020 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 9037948)
Project is fine, just grossly over-parked. We’ve discussed this before but it shouldn’t go without mentioning, especially surprising for TOD. Anyhow, would rather see this development built than the property sit empty.

While I'm no parking expert, I'm sure they'd like to capitalize on weekend events at Tempe Beach Park, ASU Football games etc. (once things get back to normal). There will be a lot less surface parking once the lot directly West on Farmer gets developed, along with others nearby.

I think that SmithGroup (the architect) will surprise some naysayers with the end result. :tup:

CB1 Sep 11, 2020 12:13 AM

Im very surprised how there are different opinions on this project. Haha! I personally like it and how it’s a glass building with incorporated art. I think it’s going to look very nice next to 100 Mill and ASUSundevil has a good point about special events. That parking could come very handy. Especially as the city becomes more dense.

combusean Sep 11, 2020 1:31 AM

I don't know who was presenting but this is a RED-associated development. I suppose upon receiving entitlements escrow will be completed and the no-name land owner will complete the sale to RED.

I also don't think people realize how much parking goes into modern office developments nowadays. Look at Marina Heights, the whole thing is mostly parking garage.

The developer in any event is sitting on a large parcel that sells well because it literally sits on a transit center. It's simply not conducive to full time residents.

RobbyRob Sep 12, 2020 6:23 PM

Hello everyone! I've been following this forum for quite some time now and decided to finally surface. I am a 4th year architecture student at ASU and have been fortunate enough to witness all of the development that is blossoming around Tempe. Glad to be here! :)

Diamonddave Sep 12, 2020 8:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbyRob (Post 9039842)
Hello everyone! I've been following this forum for quite some time now and decided to finally surface. I am a 4th year architecture student at ASU and have been fortunate enough to witness all of the development that is blossoming around Tempe. Glad to be here! :)

Welcome on board hope to hear your input

CB1 Sep 13, 2020 6:45 AM

Welcome Robby! :)

Jmodrak12 Sep 14, 2020 7:59 PM

View from atop the Oliv Tempe. Very well landscaped up there! sorry for how large the photos are.

https://i.imgur.com/cApDSzR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JLof9nN.jpg

Mr.RE Sep 14, 2020 8:38 PM

Fixed!:tup: any pics you can share of the pool deck?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmodrak12 (Post 9041468)
View from atop the Oliv Tempe. Very well landscaped up there! sorry for how large the photos are.

https://i.imgur.com/cApDSzRr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JLof9nNr.jpg


Jmodrak12 Sep 14, 2020 10:42 PM

No, unfortunately there were a few people up there and didn't want to make any one feel uncomfortable. However, the pool itself is not very exciting, just a large square with non of the vegetation nor canopies really near it. in the second photo you can see the reflection of the one lane lamp pool which was interesting i guess.

CrestedSaguaro Sep 14, 2020 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmodrak12 (Post 9041674)
No, unfortunately there were a few people up there and didn't want to make any one feel uncomfortable. However, the pool itself is not very exciting, just a large square with non of the vegetation nor canopies really near it. in the second photo you can see the reflection of the one lane lamp pool which was interesting i guess.

Make them feel uncomfortable I say! ;)

Phxguy Sep 15, 2020 12:29 AM

Thanks for snagging these photos, Jmodrak12!

It’s unfortunate those lovely ficus trees in the first photo at 6th and Forest appear basically dead. They were a great screen of the parking structure.

707 Forest Ave is looking great!

BurjKhalifa2Builder Sep 15, 2020 2:02 AM

These look good! So many parking lots though

Obadno Sep 15, 2020 2:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurjKhalifa2Builder (Post 9041900)
These look good! So many parking lots though

Yes its the Phoenix metro area.

Spitfiredude Sep 15, 2020 8:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurjKhalifa2Builder (Post 9041900)
These look good! So many parking lots though

You should have seen tempe back in 2010-2015.

ASU Diablo Sep 15, 2020 8:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spitfiredude (Post 9042763)
You should have seen tempe back in 2010-2015.

No kidding.

But give it another 5-10 years, all those parking lots will be filled up. And will need to find new places to tailgate for Sun Devil games! :cheers: A nice problem to have...

muertecaza Sep 15, 2020 9:26 PM

Speaking of, anyone know if ASU has a plan, even a long-term plan, for the lot north of College Avenue Commons? I remember trying to find something a year or two back and striking out.

Mr.RE Sep 17, 2020 4:25 PM

New renderings posted for Toll Brothers project under construction on Terrace. Looks great imo compared to the previous ones I have seen. Below is a link to their website.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6d181a2f_c.jpg
https://www.canvastempe.com/

Ttown5 Sep 18, 2020 12:20 PM

So I live at oliv, and the “lap pool” you are referring to is the hot tub actually. It has yet to be hot, as I don’t think they are going to heat it until it starts to cool off giving more space for people to swim since the other pool is rather small. From what I hear it’s due to the weight of the water that the pool can only be so large? Either way I enjoy the day beds and it is a really beautiful place to hang out. I also visited the alibi (rooftop bar at canopy) yesterday and that was a treat as well. The people from sundt happened to be there at the same time. Would be super cool to have happy hour at the building you engineered and then built!

Jmodrak12 Sep 21, 2020 4:43 PM

For those interested in the Mirabella here is a shot from the canopy rooftop.

https://i.imgur.com/p0zHfD9.jpg?1

Mr.RE Sep 21, 2020 5:01 PM

Nice shot! Residents should be moving in soon as I expect the site fencing to come down in the next couple weeks.

BurjKhalifa2Builder Sep 28, 2020 12:03 AM

Do we know what they're gonna use the rest of the lot Mirabella is built on for?

PHXFlyer11 Sep 28, 2020 3:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurjKhalifa2Builder (Post 9055941)
Do we know what they're gonna use the rest of the lot Mirabella is built on for?

It's for Omni Tempe.

ciweiss Sep 28, 2020 4:59 PM

Any updates on the Beam on Farmer? I thought they were supposed to break ground soon. Hopefully this project will still happen.

muertecaza Sep 30, 2020 8:06 PM

Slow news lately so here are a few photos

Didn't stop to take the picture so it's not a great one, but the Pier is finally on to its first floor plate. Only 18 more to go. And at the rate of 1 floor every 3 years, they'll be done in no time.

https://i.imgur.com/yhAvduFh.jpg

Westin

https://i.imgur.com/LyfJeNkh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vuyPt5Zh.jpg

Oliv complete

https://i.imgur.com/6Xp93sOh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZnytkjQh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dU6VTggh.jpg

Atmosphere looks like it's on about floor ~13

https://i.imgur.com/xxutjiYh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qTrA9b7h.jpg

First + Farmer

https://i.imgur.com/012OeSth.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mTugojdh.jpg

Mr.RE Sep 30, 2020 8:47 PM

Great pics! Thanks for sharing Muerte. Although the Pier is the slowest project on the planet, one can hope that now that the garage structure is complete that this thing will shoot up quickly... Not counting on that tho :rolleyes:

Diamonddave Oct 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Isn't The Pier proposed at 24 floors?

CrestedSaguaro Oct 1, 2020 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamonddave (Post 9059716)
Isn't The Pier proposed at 24 floors?

I believe so. So, that should mean completion in about 8 more years at the current construction rate of about 3 floors per year? :haha:

Spitfiredude Oct 1, 2020 3:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrestedSaguaro (Post 9059773)
I believe so. So, that should mean completion in about 8 more years at the current construction rate of about 3 floors per year? :haha:

That’s so fast. Incredible that they can build 24 floors in 8 years. I’ve never seen a project move so fast. They should get an award for it.

Wait I thought the height was 27 floors, capped at like 297’ for building height or something. Or am I way off?

CrestedSaguaro Oct 1, 2020 3:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spitfiredude (Post 9059943)
That’s so fast. Incredible that they can build 24 floors in 8 years. I’ve never seen a project move so fast. They should get an award for it.

Wait I thought the height was 27 floors, capped at like 297’ for building height or something. Or am I way off?

Don't know. I just counted the floors in their rendering at https://www.rinka.com/ucpier-1. I'm not even sure that's a current rendering :shrug:

Diamonddave Oct 1, 2020 3:44 AM

I believe I saw it on this thread posted sometime back. It if was a city of Tempe document listing of all the buildings proposed or under construction is where I thought I saw the 24 stories.

phoenixwillrise Oct 1, 2020 4:24 AM

Pier
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spitfiredude (Post 9059943)
That’s so fast. Incredible that they can build 24 floors in 8 years. I’ve never seen a project move so fast. They should get an award for it.

Wait I thought the height was 27 floors, capped at like 297’ for building height or something. Or am I way off?

Like I have always said. Heh it's a family affair. It will just take time! Maybe dad is teaching the kids all of the trades. If so props to him.

azsunsurfer Oct 1, 2020 2:56 PM

Does anyone know what's going on with Ronnie's Auto Repair at Roosevelt and University? It's fenced up...always thought it would be a great adaptive re-use project for a restaurant(s) or something?

Also I noticed that the townhouses on Farmer south of University seem like they are happening.

Diamonddave Oct 1, 2020 4:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soled (Post 8980249)
I'm not sure which project you're referring to?

I found the link on The Pier it will be 24 stories at 287'

muertecaza Oct 2, 2020 8:57 PM

Peaking through the fence at 100 Mill:

https://i.imgur.com/x9aL2kch.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MxSM2Teh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Yk3FgsBh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GoL1Bhsh.jpg

Socalzonie Oct 2, 2020 10:43 PM

[QUOTE=muertecaza;9061973]Peaking through the fence at 100 Mill:

Looks like they have about caught up with the Pier.


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