Phoenix Suns headed to Arcadia

Plans have been revealed for the brand-new Phoenix Suns practice facility to be built on 44th Street just north of Camelback Road. 

The new $25 million to $50 million facility, which will also serve as the team training headquarters for the Phoenix Mercury, will feature two full basketball courts, offices and health and training areas. It is the official replacement for the Suns’ current practice facilities located inside Talking Stick Resort Arena downtown.

The plan for the new space was approved as part of the $230 million renovation deal the Suns struck with the city of Phoenix in January, which included an agreement to build a training facility somewhere in the city limits.

And that somewhere happens to be in Arcadia.

“This facility has been well-received in the neighborhood,” said Dr. Martin Borsand of the ACMNA Board. “Since it will be a private facility, it will be fairly low-profile.” 

Construction on the new practice facility is expected to start sometime this summer, with the renovations to Talking Stick Resort Arena expected to occur during the Suns’ offseason in 2020 and 2021.   

Senior living facility to replace Fry’s

Say goodbye to the Fry’s at 61st Place and Thomas Road, which will close when its lease expires on June 24. 

The grocery store will soon be replaced by a brand-new senior living facility called Marvelle Arcadia.

Even though the zoning conditions of the new facility fit within the existing property lines, the developers will still have to go before Scottsdale’s Development Review Board prior to breaking ground to secure approvals for site, landscaping and building plans. 

The new facility, which is scheduled to break ground later this year, will have 160 units and will be headed by Alliance Residential.