A guide to what’s new in Phoenix and other Valley cities

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A guide to what’s new in Phoenix and other Valley cities

As Arizona’s economy recovers from the pandemic, the state’s population is growing, jobs are being created, and travel and tourism are returning. The state could soon restore all of the jobs lost in last year’s recession with no real estate bubble in sight despite the spike in house prices and scarce supplies, Arizona State University forecasters say. Cities and towns in the metropolis of Phoenix are teeming with new projects and developments, from a giant semiconductor fab planned in the north of Phoenix to “microsettlements” under construction in Tempe. You may also want to know what has been demolished in the past decade. A partial list is provided below.— Carrie Watters, City EditorMassive Semiconductor Factory: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is buying a large piece of vacant state land in northern Phoenix to build a multi-billion dollar semiconductor factory. The factory will anchor a huge new industrial park across from the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in the largely undeveloped area between Norterra and Anthem. The factory is scheduled to open in 2024 and will employ 1,600 workers. Scottsdale’s Growth Plan: Scottsdale voters will decide on a growth plan, from the way people move around the city, to how tall and close buildings can be. Here’s what could be on the ballot this fall. Tempe ‘Micro Estates’: This community of small homes known as Tempe Micro Estates could help address the issue of affordable housing in Tempe. The project, which is being built by a non-profit organization based in Tempe, will include 13 apartments. They should be completed in late summer. Tempe Tram Line: Work on the $ 200 million Tempe Tram Line is in its final stages as Valley Metro tests vehicles and trains drivers. The 3-mile route passes through downtown Tempe, Arizona State University, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The line is scheduled to go into operation at the end of 2021. The renovation of Apache Boulevard continues: Work on five lots along a section of Apache Boulevard in Tempe is slated to begin later this summer and will be converted into affordable housing. Here’s a look at what’s going on and what’s planned at the sites: Tempe is annexing land, planning apartments: Tempe residents and city officials are hoping a recently approved apartment complex north of Loop 202 could boost redevelopment on a county island that is now owned by a It houses a strip club, pawn shop, and scrap shops. The developers plan to convert the land into an apartment complex at a fair market price. Downtown Mesa Remodeling: Hundreds of apartment units are under construction or coming soon in downtown Mesa, which could help bring the missing ingredient to the area to transform into an innovative and bustling city Core city leaders have long imagined: More people. Here are nine new projects. Battle for bungalows downtown: A coalition of residents and business owners in Glendale’s Catlin Court says too many of the area’s historic bungalows are being used for apartments or offices rather than the specialty shops that created the area’s charm have brought and buyers. They are suing the city. Children’s Hospital Comes to Glendale: Phoenix Children’s Hospital plans to expand west with a three-story hospital in Glendale. It is set to break the ground this summer and open in spring 2024. The hospital will have operating theaters, emergency rooms and trauma rooms as well as a 45,000 square meter office building for special services such as orthopedics, neurology, cardiology and oncology. It will be located at the north end of the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. Stadium Point Project: Peoria offered a large grant to build a $ 510 million project to develop its P83 entertainment district with apartments or condominiums, a full-service hotel and Office space. The project will take shape on 17 acres of city-owned land near the Seattle Mariners Spring Training Home and the San Diego Padres. Regional Hospital Under Construction: Peoria will receive its first full-service hospital nearly a decade after construction of an earlier hospital began, ran out of money and stood for years as a partially built skeleton. The Peoria Regional Hospital is scheduled to open at the end of 2022. It’s in the same place as the old eyesore. Goodyear Civic Square: City officials in the southwestern suburb of Goodyear are counting on their new Civic Square project. The $ 87.7 million development on McDowell Road and 150th Drive begins with a new town hall, public library, and two-acre grass park. The rest of the free land will be left for future restaurants, entertainment stores and apartments, townhouses or condominiums. They call it “the future heart of Goodyear”. A New Perspective on Buckeye: The city’s new mayor represents a surge of new residents drawn by the growing number of resort-style master-plan parishes. But he is aware of the need to build a sense of identity and connection for the residents of the city as a whole. Food and fun in surprise: the city in the northwest of the valley will soon have more choices about where to eat, drink and … can throw an ax while further expanding its amenities. Here’s a look at the latest planned openings: Gone, but remembered, the 103-year-old Edwards Hotel was just the newest Metro Phoenix building to hit the wrecking ball in the past decade. Here are 13 more. Published on June 4, 2021 at 16:12 UTC Updated on June 4, 2021 at 16:12 UTC

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