The Tempe Town Council permitted the new 250 Rio enhancement at its most recent assembly on June 23.
It was the 2nd and ultimate public listening to for the challenge, which was trying to get a zoning map modification and a Common System Land Use Map Amendment in get to shift ahead. The web site, which will soon home the 14-tale office creating with floor ground industrial area, is found at 250 West Rio Salado Parkway. The venture will also involve the preservation of historic Ash Avenue roadbed.
Developer Hines is also accountable for close by 100 Mill, a further new business constructing in the downtown area.
Five votes were being necessary and the resolution passed 5-, with Vice Mayor Randy Keating and Councilmember Jennifer Adams both absent from the assembly.
“We are incredibly happy that the Town of Tempe acknowledged the eyesight for this residence and how it can truly enhance the downtown spot,” said Brandon Dillingham, Running Director with Hines, in a geared up statement soon after the vote. “We are hunting forward to celebrating and activating the Ash Avenue roadbed and integrating it into 250 Rio in a way that will make it a historic local community asset.”
250 Rio will consist of pedestrian zones to increase walkability from downtown Tempe to Tempe Seaside Park.
Mayor Woods and Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage each lauded the builders for operating carefully with the city’s historic preservation committee to make the Ash Avenue portion of the task perform. Arredondo-Savage specially was pleased with the roadbed’s preservation, which will aid lead to the creation of a Veterans’ Memorial adjacent to the internet site – a longtime passion project of hers. Woods also praised the “iconic’ layout of the setting up.
Only one neighborhood member spoke versus the undertaking during the meeting owing to its focus on place of work room amid a housing crisis in Tempe, nevertheless he admitted that the developers’ ideas to donate dollars to the city’s inexpensive housing fund and nearby community educational institutions are positive.
But Dillingham reported place of work place is of fascination as the metropolis will come out of the pandemic and businesses flock to Tempe.
“This is an extraordinary and exceptional option for not only a profitable mixed-use growth, but the generation of a new community amenity that honors Tempe’s background while increasing the visitor practical experience at Tempe Town Lake,” Dillingham claimed. “We glimpse ahead to continuing to expand our presence in Tempe and to make a venture that will make the neighborhood proud.”