Friday, October 30, 2015

Scottsdale Airport processing more flights from outside U.S.

The number of international flights landing at Scottsdale Airport continues to climb, a sign of Scottsdale's attractiveness as a port of entry, Mayor Jim Lane said.

Last year, airport officials expanded U.S. Customs hours and added a second agent at the facility, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/10/20/scottsdale-airport-processing-more-flights-outside-us/73996076/

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tempe's 'Sin City' near ASU sees redevelopment boom

Aging apartment complexes, vacant lots and an old motel are giving way to sleek, modern housing in the latest surge of redevelopment along Tempe's light-rail corridor just east of Arizona State University.

The Tempe area some have dubbed "Sin City" has long been known for its loud parties, dense housing and higher crime rate, but now it's also a magnet for millions of dollars in private investment from major national developers.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2015/09/25/tempes-sin-city-near-asu-sees-redevelopment-boom/72647950/

‘Gig economy’ brings jobs, but also many freelancers

A cloud-based call center in Texas is opening an office in Scottsdale later this year in part because Arizona is seen as a good place for businesses using independent contractors.

The arrival of LiveOps at SkySong in December will bring 15 full-time jobs paying a median $60,000, which is well above typical salaries in Arizona. It also brings perhaps 5,000 freelance assignments for those looking to work from home, often on commissions.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/jobs/2015/10/13/gig-economy-brings-jobs-but-also-many-freelancers/73884800/

Sunday, October 11, 2015

5 housing projects breaking ground in Phoenix neighborhoods

Cranes dot the downtown skyline as construction crews transform lots on nearly every major street. Housing projects run the gamut from apartments to townhouses, from the central city to the suburbs.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/09/30/projects-coming-to-phoenix-neighborhoods/72257318/

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Old Town Scottsdale to get new apartment complex

Old Town Scottsdale is about to get some additional living space.

A 134-unit apartment complex called the Standard is scheduled to be built next to the Hotel Valley Ho. The complex will have eight floor plans consisting of one- to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Sizes will range from 650 to 1,750 square feet.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/09/30/old-town-scottsdale-apartment-complex/73039232/

Popular Tempe Marketplace mall sells for $367 million

Tempe Marketplace, the popular open-air mall near Arizona State University's main campus, sold today for $367 million. It is one of the priciest real-estate deals in Arizona history.

The 1.3 million-square-foot shopping center has dozens of stores and restaurants, including Nordstrom Rack, H&M and Dave and Buster's. The mall was sold in an unusual deal, with its developer Vestar being part of the groups buying and selling it.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/real-estate/catherine-reagor/2015/10/06/tempe-marketplace-mall-sold/73474134/

Scottsdale apartments to open near Loop 101

Property management company P.B. Bell recently announced that a new apartment community called the View at Cascade is expected to open sometime in October. The 187-unit apartment complex is located just below Loop 101 in north Scottsdale and will offer one- and two-bedroom apartments.

According to the marketing company representing P.B. Bell, apartments will range from 757 to 1,657 square feet in size. The company also says that rent will run between $1,340 and $2,485 per month, though there's also one two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse that costs $4,405 per month. P.B. Bell is accepting applications.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/10/02/scottsdale-apartments-open-near-loop-101/73119078/

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Soho Scottsdale expects to break ground this fall

They say not to take your work home with you, but does that apply if your home and office are separated by a flight of stairs?

You might find that answer at Soho Scottsdale, where residents can work in their office on the first floor and relax in their residence upstairs.

The townhouse and condo project, with a mix of retail shops, restaurants and offices near Bell Road and 92nd Street — not far from WestWorld  — should break ground Nov 1.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/09/24/soho-scottsdale-expects-break-ground-fall/72586854/

Chandler set to open new downtown concert stage

Downtown Chandler will soon open its new concert stage, the Downtown Stage, which will serve as an area for concerts and community gatherings in the near future.

Chandler's newest venue was made possible by a partnership between both the city and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP). The partnership was created in 2014 in hopes to make improvements upon any construction or maintenance the stage may need.

Read more... http://m.eastvalleytribune.com/local/article_4df05f4e-5cad-11e5-a5d4-6b0cff354d6f.html?mode=jqm

5 things to know about the mid-decade census in the Phoenix area

Between now and Thanksgiving, residents of six Valley cities can expect a knock on their front door from an eager federal employee ready to ask questions about their family. Answering those questions could mean big bucks for a host of municipal services.

On Oct. 1, a mid-decade census began in Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Peoria and Queen Creek and census workers set out to collect information about the residents of each household. Maricopa also is participating.

Read more.... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/peoria/2015/10/03/5-things-know-mid-decade-census-phoenix-area/32505907/

H&M opens at SanTan Village on Oct. 15

H&M is opening its eighth Arizona store Oct. 15 at SanTan Village.

The 24,000-square-foot store, which will employ 30, will feature the company's clothing collections for men, women and children; plus lingerie, sports apparel and cosmetics.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2015/10/03/hm-opens-santan-village-east-valley-oct-15/72994672/

Tempe squatters lose court fight for junkyard property downtown

A man whose family has squatted for more than a century on a patch of land in Tempe has lost his court battle to claim the increasingly valuable plot as his own.

Tempe, a judge ruled, has clear title to the land, which is both historic and an eyesore in the city's expanding and popular downtown area.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2015/10/02/tempe-squatters-judge-ruling/73241670/

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