Core Campus, LLC was seeking to redevelop an underutilized infill property located in downtown Tempe. The site, which adjoins Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and is located across the street from ASU Sun Devil Stadium, had accommodated a surface parking lot for several years. Core Campus was proposing to improve the Site with the construction of an 18-story high-rise building containing 423 purpose-built student housing units, 27,000 square feet of commercial space, 6,000 square feet of amenity space and 3 levels of structured parking.
To accommodate the site’s redevelopment, the zoning and land use team at Gammage & Burnham, led by Manjula Vaz, secured zoning and design entitlements for the project. The entitlement process for the project, known as The Hub on College, required extensive correspondence with ASU representatives, negotiations with City staff and the approval of Tempe’s Development Review Commission and City Council. The Project, which is now under construction, was approved by the Tempe Development Review Commission and City Council during the fall of 2011.
As a result of the vision of Core Campus and the work of our zoning and land use team, the development of a vibrant high-rise development that will increase the residential and retail mix, as well as enhance pedestrian street activity, in downtown Tempe is now occurring on an infill parcel that had been underutilized for several years.