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777 Tower at Novus Wins AZRE 2021 RED Award

This month we’re celebrating the 777 Tower at Novus Innovation Corridor project, which earned an AZRE 2021 RED Award for best office project more than 150,000 square feet! The Real Estate Development (RED) Awards are the “Academy Awards of commercial real estate,” according to Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media. The competition... Read Full Post

Highly Anticipated Ocho Makes Its Debut at Jessie Andrews Park

Mueller is an urban, mixed-use community that emerged as the result of the redevelopment of the decommissioned Robert Mueller Municipal Airport. RVi has played a critical role throughout the community’s development and in the design of over 140 acres of parks, trails, and open space, including Mueller’s newest addition, Jessie Andrews Park. Named after the... Read Full Post

777 Tower Team Completes First Building in ASU Novus Corridor

Last month, our team completed construction on the 777 Tower, the first office building to be built in Arizona State University’s 350-acre Novus Innovation Corridor. Developed by Ryan Companies in partnership with ASU’s real estate subsidiary University Realty and Novus master developer Catellus Development Corporation, this 6-story building includes 160,000 sf of multi-tenant office space... Read Full Post

Transformative Stadium Point Project Moves Forward in Peoria

Earlier this month, the City of Peoria, AZ took an important step towards realizing plans for the game-changing mixed-use development known as Stadium Point. The City approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Developer American Life/Steinhauer Properties, enabling the team to move forward with preparing a Development Agreement for the planned 1 million+ s.f. project. Stadium... Read Full Post

Doug Craig Serves on ULI AzTAP Panel for Tempe Innovation Hub

The city of Tempe, Arizona enjoys a vibrant economy with anchors such as the State Farm Regional Headquarters, Arizona State University, the Novus Innovation Corridor, local tourism, and many other diverse industries. Like other successful cities of its kind, Tempe is also experiencing low vacancy rates and rising rents, causing them to look for redevelopment... Read Full Post

4 Key Strategies for a Successful Public Engagement Meeting

When managed well, public engagement in the design process can build momentum and support for the project, solve problems, and help ensure the project is as responsive as possible to the community’s needs and desires. With decades of public involvement under our belts, we offer the following tips for planning and executing a successful public... Read Full Post

RViers Test CodeNEXT Functional Green Requirements

Earlier this month, several members of RVi’s Austin office volunteered alongside other ASLA members to test a portion of CodeNEXT, Austin’s proposed new development code. RVi’s Peter Dufrene led our group’s efforts along with Patrick Smith, Alan Mackey, Noah Halbach, and Robin Winter. The focus of the test was CodeNEXT’s Functional Green, a requirement for... Read Full Post