Phoenix Arizona

Inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Loft Tour by quotes

Here is an interesting E-mail we got inviting us to tour the new Downtown Phoenix homes and lofts.

Inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Loft Tour

The inaugural Downtown Phoenix Home & Lof Tour is
Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As promised, each day this week we will release details of
homes on the tour. Here are a few to whet your appetite!

Tickets are $20 and include admission to the Urban Affair … purchase them here.

>>> Stadium Lofts at Buchanan and 2nd Street was a pioneering development in downtown’s warehouse district back in 2003.

Just two blocks south of the then American West Arena, the 4-story brick building was considered to be in the middle of nowhere. And now? The Summit at Copper Square condo tower is under construction and Jackson St is prepping for a $400 million makeover.

Stadium Lofts consists of 31 units ranging in size from 1,200 to over 2,000 square feet. Ten to 22-foot ceiling heights give way to city views. Spiral ductwork and exposed brick walls are coupled with granite countertops and wood floors.

>>> The “Willetta 9” residences are on Willetta near 7th Street and were designed by architect Michael Underhill.

“This urban loft floor plan is unique with European kitchens and many modern details. Convenient elements include private garages, private yards and studio spaces. Creative flex spaces can conform to your needs. Concrete floors, beam ceilings, modern bathroom design, and contemporary kitchens are some of the perfect finishing touches.” ~

A 1,100 square foot, one bedroom, one bath unit is now on the market for $365,000.

>>> Palm Lane Lofts at 325 East Palm Lane were built in 2004 by architect Ian Baldinger. Units originally started selling at $400,000 and are now selling-if you can get one-around $650,000 (or $430/SF).

The 3-story row homes boast cherry Italian cabinets by Diemme, black granite countertops, designer appliances by Bosch, fixtures by Danze, and “expressive aluminum and steel” details.

“Great architecture inside and out.” ~ selection committee comments

>>> Unique to the tour is a single family bungalow just off Roosevelt Row-the burgeoning arts/retail and live/work corridor north of Copper Square.  The modest studio/gallery at 918 North 6th Street is shared by a young couple who live the artiste’s life we all partake of once per month on First Fridays.

“Gallery space worth seeing, great art and workshop area.” ~ selection committee

This bus stop along the Tour includes an Artisan Village live/work condo as well as all the retailers along Roosevelt Row. Don’t miss this one!

Tomorrow: “Only at Orpheum”
Five stunning units in the exquisitely restored and renovated art deco Orpheum Lofts at 114 West Adams.

Wednesday: “All About Artisan”
We will feature the three uber-urban projects of developer Eric Brown: Artisan Village, Artisan Parkview, and Artisan Lofts on Central.

Thursday: “Four for the Future” will feature four projects currently under construction: 44 Monroe, Portland Place (at left), the Studios @ 636, and the new Phoenix Convention Center, the home of Urban Affair.

And Friday’s finale? What’s a house tour without a dramatic ending?

An iconic retail landmark is changing hands … what will become of My Florist now that Mr. Lacy has sold the building? What will become of Willow Bread? And the cafe/restaurant?

Don’t fret just yet … Mr. Lacy has generously agreed to be stop #6 on the Tour! His flawlessly decorated loft above the restaurant is an absolute MUST SEE!

Falcon Field Airport development expanding by quotes

Falcon Field Airport development expanding

The City of Mesa and Grubb & Ellis are excited to report the signing of a second long-term lease for hangar development at Falcon Field Airport.  Reilly Aviation, LLC is leasing 5.25 acres in the northwest quadrant of Falcon Field Airport.  The lease will generate more than $73,000 of annual revenue for the airport.

Plans for the development include 30 t-hangars and 17 box hangars, approximately 70,000 to 80,000 square feet of hangars for individual or corporate aviation use.  Joe Reilly, principal of Reilly Aviation LLC, states, “We welcome requests for hangar sizes and amenitites for our project.  We want to build the development to meet the demands of the aviation community at Falcon Field.”

Falcon Field Airport Director, Corrine Nystrom emphasizes, “This project’s positive economic impact on Falcon Field Airport further demonstrates the aviation and development synergy of the area by adding to the already 1.5 million square feet of 2006 projects under construction within a 1-mile radius of the Airport in the Falcon Field District.”

Falcon Field Airport is located between McKellips and McDowell Roads and Greenfield and Highley Roads with convenient access to the Red Mountain 202 Freeway less than 1-mile away.  Falcon Field Airport ranks 3rd in terms of economic impact among Arizona airports, behind Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport and ranks among the “top 10” in the nation for general aviation airports in terms of based aircraft and number of flight operations.

“We are very excited to finalize this deal with Reilly Aviation, LLC.  By signing this lease, the City of Mesa along with Grubb & Ellis has taken another step forward in solidifying Falcon Field’s place as one of the top general aviation airports in the country,” comments Garret Schoenberger, Grubb & Ellis Sales Associate.  For land leasing opportunities at Falcon Field Airport, contact Schoenberger at 602.224.4465 or  For more information about Reilly Aviation, contact Joe Reilly at 520.982.0982.