New Apartment Unit Set to go up in Tempe, Arizona

A 380-unit apartment complex may be going up on the Tempe Town Lake, some 2 miles to the north of downtown Tempe, Arizona.

The project, which is called Southbank, will be developed by the Lincoln Property Company, which has offices in Phoenix, and will be built at the northwest corner of Rural Road and Rio Salado Parkway.

According to city documents, the project will see the construction of two 4-story buildings on some 27 acres.

An earlier version of Southbank was rejected by members of the Tempe Development Review Commission because the project didn’t fit in with the city’s plans for more higher-density development along the lake.

The Tempe City Council may vote up or down on the project later this month.

 

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Cell Phone Tower Project Rejected in Santa Fe

A 64 foot-tall telecommunications tower that would have gone up adjacent to a Burger King at the corner of West Alameda Street and St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe has been rejected by the city’s Historic Districts Review Board.

The tower, which could have included an extra 20 feet in antennae additions, was proposed by AT & T Mobility Services, which said the structure was needed to improve local cell phone coverage.

But residents expressed concern that the tower would be too close to the Gonzales Community School at 851 West Alameda, less than a tenth of a mile away.

Debate over the pros and cons of the tower had been ongoing since last year, with local bumper stickers reading “No Burger King Cell Tower.”

It is not yet known if AT&T Mobility will propose an alternative site for the tower.

 

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Plan for New Mexico Executive Office Complex Get Hearing

A plan to build a 56,000 square foot office complex in Santa Fe has been aired before the state’s Capital Building Planning Commission.

The structure would go up on the 400 block of Don Gasper Avenue near the corner of South Capital Place and would cost $25 million to build.

Upon completion, the building will house the offices of the Department of Finance and Administration.

Because the new structure will require the demolition of four single frame bungalow-style houses built in the early 1930s, the proposal must next go before Santa Fe’s Historic Districts Review Board.

Facilities planners have long wanted to use the block for government offices. In the 1960s the Capitol Buildings Improvement Commission suggested that the four one-story houses should be demolished.

The Historic Districts Review Board is expected to hold public hearings on the project later this year.

 

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Plans for New Clinic in Las Cruces Moving Along

If all goes according to a current timetable, La Clinica de Familia may be opening its doors at a new location by early 2016.

The clinic is in the process of working out details with the City of Las Cruces that will allow it to renovate and upgrade a more than 60 year-old structure at 575 South Alameda Boulevard.

That property is the former site of the Memorial General Hospital, which was in operation until the early 1970s. It was subsequently used for city offices until finally closed in 2010.

The renovated former hospital will give La Clinica de Familia up to 43,000 square feet of clinic, treatment and office space. It will also house a 24-hour urgent care center.

Asbestos remediation on the structure is expected to be completed later this year, with the renovation of the former hospital beginning in early 2015.

 

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Colorado’s Twin Peaks Shopping Mall to see Redevelopment

Construction of more than 488,000 square feet of retail space will most likely begin later this year at the site of the old Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont, Colorado.

The redevelopment project received a significant green light after members of the Longmont City Council voted to approve certificates of participation that would see the city putting up $27.5 million for the redevelopment of the property.

City officials say the investment will be returned through property and sales taxes once a new mall, which will be rebranded as the Village at the Peaks, is open for business.

The Twin Peaks Mall, at the corner of South Hover Street and the Diagonal Highway in southwestern Longmont, was opened in 1985. Business was good until a decade ago when several large tenants moved out.

The property went into foreclosure in 2011, with the Woodland Hills, California-developer New Mark Merrill buying the mall the following year.

Now plans call for the demolition of the old mall to begin by this fall, with concrete and asphalt from the site to be grounded up and used as road base for the new center.

Altogether, the redevelopment, which is set to be completed by the fall of 2015, will cost $89.3 million.

 

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Animal Shelter in Albuquerque to Build Garden Space

Pet owners wishing to make the acquaintance of would-be adopted dogs and cats will soon be able to so in a garden-like environment at the Animal Humane New Mexico facility at 615 Virginia Street.

Fund-raising for the building of garden space, which will include foot paths, trees and benches, has been a part of a larger $5 million capital campaign launched by the shelter that has already seen the construction of a new 10,000 square foot adoption and administration center.

The shelter is now trying to raise the final $30,000 to meet that $5 million goal and expects to see work on the garden space begin later this year.

 

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Denver May Build Outdoor Amphitheatre

Officials with the City of Denver’s Parks and Venues Department are actively considering constructing an outdoor amphitheater which would be used primarily for concerts by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

The structure would be a part of the larger four-block Denver Performing Arts Complex and would require first the demolition of the in-the-round Boettcher Concert Hall at 1000 14th Street, the current home of the symphony.

One of the ideas behind replacing the hall with an amphitheater is that an outdoor venue would attract more young people to the symphony’s concerts.

But proponents of the Boettner Hall, which was built in 1978, say the site for the proposed amphitheater would be noisy because it would be too close to the nearby busy North Speer Boulevard and could not be used during the cold winter months.

The Parks and Venues Department is expected to make a final decision on the proposal later this year.

 

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