Archive for the 'Chandler' Category

Arizona Politics Trumps Economics; Students, Needy Families To Suffer

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March 21, 2010 EDITORIAL Are Arizona’s leaders, struggling with an overpowering deficit, downsizing state programs too far? Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the state’s fiscal 2011 budget of $8.9 billion, which is a reduction of  $1.1 billion. Budget supporters called the new budget a streamlining of state government. Critics say it is hardhearted, with […]

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Desert Viking Starting New Phase of San Marcos Commons in Chandler

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March 10, 2010 CHANDLER, Ariz. – Maybe, just maybe, the term “leapfrog development” in central Arizona soon will fade into history, like rotary telephones and index cards. Maybe developers and cities and homebuyers are starting to recognize the value and long-range importance of higher-density communities in central cities, where a sense of community and easier […]

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Arizona’s Sunrise Walks and Wildlife, Chimichangas and Historic Buildings

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March 7, 2010 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Just a few of my Arizona favorites: A lone bull elk grazing on the lawn early one November morning as I stepped out of El Tovar Lodge at Grand Canyon. I never had seen a bull elk, much less been so close to one. Lunch at the Arizona Biltmore […]

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New Arizona Company Completing High-Profile Commercial Developments

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Sept. 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Opus West executives Jamie Godwin and Craig Zupancic have formed a commercial real estate consulting firm with a subsidiary offering a variety of contractor services. The consulting firm is The Richard Solomon Group, or RSG. Its services include process development, operational management, design and engineering management, and project […]

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Texas Real Estate Investment Firm Buys Former Motorola Campus in Arizona

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July 27, 2009 PRESS RELEASES PHOENIX, Ariz. – Capital Commercial Investments Inc. of Austin, Texas, has acquired the former Motorola campus, a two-story corporate office and research and development facility at 2501 S. Price Road in Chandler. The 512,000-square-foot building sits on 152 acres between Germann and Queen Creek roads. The property’s acquisition coincides with […]

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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

Mike Padgett -

July 7, 2009 Guest column “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffett By Tom Ruff, The Information Market A year ago I was batting clean up for the housingdoom.com team. Today, I’m called a cheerleader for ARMLS, comments […]

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An Arizona City Starting Work on its First City Hall Since 1980s

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May 1, 2009 CHANDLER, Ariz. – One of the few cities in Arizona working without a city hall is about to change that situation. On May 8, officials from Chandler will break ground for its future. Joining them will be executives from the Phoenix office of SmithGroup, which designed the city’s new city hall, and […]

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Sundt adding division for mining, water treatment and renewable energy projects

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Nov. 25, 2008 Sundt Construction is adding a new division to focus on the specialized type of construction work sought by its mining and industrial clients. The company’s new Mining & Industrial division will focus on projects for the mines throughout the Southwest as well as for water and wastewater plants, renewable energy facilities, and […]

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Opus West secures tenants for future Chandler shopping center

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Nov. 20, 2008 Opus West Corp. has started work and secured tenant commitments at Mill Crossing, a new shopping center scheduled for opening in Chandler in late 2009. J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) will anchor the 170,000-square-foot center at the southwest corner of Gilbert and Germann roads. Other tenants will include: • Shoe Carnival, a […]

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New Chandler City Hall design has urban edge look

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Nov. 7, 2008 SmithGroup is designing the City of Chandler’s new $51 million city hall complex that will serve as the anchor for a major redevelopment of the downtown area. The new city hall design will be pedestrian-friendly and feature a 4,000-square-foot art gallery on the ground floor that will double as a community room. […]

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