This year, we’ve seen many construction developments transform our Arizona community as companies work through backlogged projects from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve narrowed our list down to a few noteworthy achievements, but there are many more!
1. Maravilla Luxury Senior Living Community (Scottsdale, AZ)
This Scottsdale, AZ expansion done by Weitz will add 146 independent living units, 47 casitas, as well as some detached garages. (Currently, there are only 217 living spaces in the community, so they will be adding almost double!). Amenities will include a fitness space, dining room, space for craft activities, and an outdoor pool. This project isn’t completed quite yet, so keep an eye out in 2023. The building will frame tranquil views of the McDowell Mountains, highlighting the elegance of desert Southwest living.
2. Maya Hotel (Scottsdale, AZ)
Designed to bolster the entertainment district of Old Town Scottsdale, this 164-room, 12-story hotel will be an addition to the already existing Maya Day & Night Club. This venue will serve as a place to rest after a long day of exploring the city as part of the Scottsdale Collection development initiative. On site, BYFAZ investor Canyon State Electric supported the project.
3. Millennium High School (Goodyear, AZ)
This one-of-a-kind project done by HACI Mechanical, McCarthy, and K2 Electric includes three new basketball courts, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, exercise and weight rooms, as well as a lobby. Designed specifically to host tournaments, this 45,000-square-foot gym also received upgraded lighting in the parking lots and surrounding areas. As you can tell by the above picture, the gym is the premier part of this project as it is the only one like it in the valley.
4. Omni Tucson National Resort (Tucson, AZ)
The Omni resort has recently been transformed into a whole new vacation destination. This project by Concord, Inc executed renovations within the main building, lobby, spa, and meeting rooms. A state-of-the-art fitness center, lobby bar, meeting space, three-meal restaurant, and an updated coffee shop were also added to the resort.
5. I-10 Diverging Diamond Interchange (Buckeye, AZ)
Miller and Watson Road needed a way for cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit to travel through. As a solution to this problem, SSC Underground developed the new diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The image above shows how the DDI was constructed, creating an effective solution for this high-traffic area. In the United States, more than 90 DDIs have been constructed due to their safety-enhancing design, as well as operational and cost benefits.
6. Goodyear Civic Square (Goodyear, AZ)
Located in the heart of Goodyear, this 128,000 SF building has a modern feel and beautiful curb appeal. Built by DP Electric, HACI Mechanical, and Suntec, the building features new council chambers, city offices, and a two-story library with space for children of all ages to read and study. Nearby, a neighboring office building and parking garage were also added.
7. Tucson Convention Center (Tucson, AZ)
This $65 million project done by SUNDT and Concord General Contracting featured 11 renovations and upgrades to the campus. Among the renovations, 32,000 square-feet of meeting rooms, restrooms, and lobbies were added. The Leo Rich Theatre, Linda Ronstadt Music Hall, as well as the main ballrooms and south exhibition hall, were also updated. On the outside, 900 parking spaces were added via two new parking garages to support bigger in-person events as well as other visual upgrades to the convention center.
Through supply chain setbacks, changing prices of resources, and a myriad of other roadblocks that our local construction teams have had to overcome, we applaud their hard work and dedication. Without them, Arizona’s communities would not be as beautiful as they are today.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation‘s Construction Workforce Initiative, Build Your Future Arizona’s mission is to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high-paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high-demand occupations.