SkySong housing seen as development boost

From The Arizona Republic:

The first post-recession, major construction project along south Scottsdale’s McDowell Road corridor is under way at Arizona State University’s SkySong innovation campus.

Construction began this fall on a $44million, 325-unit apartment complex at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The campus is at the southeastern corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.

In addition, construction is anticipated to start during the second quarter of 2013 on a third office building on the campus.

“SkySong is leading the charge on economic revitalization and job growth in our region in many ways,” said Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Cos., SkySong’s developer. “The project now sits at about 99 percent occupied, with many companies continuing to grow and thrive, and we’ve been successful in recruiting a major workforce to the project.”

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