Archive for the 'Peoria' 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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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

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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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Discount Store Carved into Offices; Blackstone Accepting Other Clubs’ Golfers

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May 29, 2009 Closed Sam’s Club converted into offices PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Pennsylvania company is renovating a closed Sam’s Club building in north Phoenix into CrossRoads Corporate Center, a large back office building. Kossman Development Co. of Pittsburgh plans to have the 105,000-square-foot project complete in August. The $800,000 redevelopment includes adding 120 windows […]

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SmithGroup in Africa; Arizona’s Vistancia Popular; Hotel Industry Slowing

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April 30, 2009 SmithGroup designs clinic for East Africa A design prepared by a health care design team at the Phoenix office of SmithGroup is one of 50 chosen for display at the “Design for the Children” awards event in Seattle. More than 300 international entries were submitted in the competition to design a sustainable and culturally-sensitive […]

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Positive Numbers Surfacing in Metro Phoenix Housing Data

Mike Padgett -

April 6, 2009 Guest column by Mike Orr, real estate analyst and founder, The Cromford Report PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 2009 was exceptional in many ways, almost all of them positive, which may seem surprising to some given the general housing gloom reported around the country. Those who have been reading these notes for the […]

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Honors for The Plaza Companies and CEO Sharon Harper

Mike Padgett -

Dec. 2, 2008 This year’s holiday season holds a little more sparkle for Sharon Harper, chief executive at The Plaza Companies in Peoria. Just before Thanksgiving, the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council gave Harper the 2008 Building New Futures Good Scout Award. According to the Grand Canyon Council, previous recipients include Ross Farnsworth, […]

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

Mike Padgett -

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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SmithGroup designing senior living communities

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The Phoenix and San Francisco offices of SmithGroup are designing new senior living communities in Arizona and California for Life Care Services LLC. The Phoenix office is creating the design of Sagewood Phase II Retirement Community at Tatum and Mayo boulevards in northeast Phoenix. Todd Associates is the architect for the first phase, which currently […]

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Arizona architects honored for design excellence

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Several Arizona architects are winners of the 2008 Design Awards from the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The recipients were recognized for their excellence in design, planning and construction. The 12 winners were chosen from 145 entries by a group of international architects from Mexico City. They included Miquel Adria, Bernardo Gomex-Pimienta […]

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From pediatrics to geriatrics, developer bullish on Arizona

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Every 24 hours, on average, 20 to 25 babies are born at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. That means, in just one year, 365 new kindergarten classes arrive at one hospital in one of metro Phoenix’s largest suburbs. At the other end of the age spectrum, people are living longer and healthier lives. […]

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