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George Oliver Unveils Plans, Name for Downtown Tempe Office Renovation: Arbor
Phoenix-based developer George Oliver has unveiled its redevelopment plans for the landmark Hayden Station mixed-use property in downtown Tempe, Arizona. Renamed as Arbor, the $41 million experiential office project will include a $18 million renovation that will transform the five-building campus into a one-of-a-kind office and retail destination, located within one of the nation’s most sought-after office markets.
Under a design theme of “Urban Organic,” Arbor will balance a natural material palette and indoor-outdoor environments with an experience-driven amenity package that pays homage to its premier urban location. The approach will place a heavy emphasis on vegetation, add patios and convert courtyards into semi-private park settings with outdoor collaborative and break-out spaces.
“We are excited to launch this one-of-a-kind product in downtown Tempe and even more excited for what it will bring to the market – high-touch design mixed with an unmatched amenity base that is exactly what users are asking for as they reoccupy their office spaces,” said George Oliver Founder and Managing Partner Curt Kremer. “Arbor will deliver all of the comforts people have grown to love in their home office while also giving them the perfect canvas for safe on-site team collaboration in exceptional meeting and workspaces.”
Arbor is located at 310 S. Mill Ave., on the southwest corner of Mill Avenue and Third Street. The project was originally delivered to the market in 1986 as Hayden Station. Upon completion, Arbor will total 124,189 square feet with four two-story, mixed-use office-and-retail buildings and a five-story office building with premier shared amenities.
The Denizen amenity lounge will be situated at the project’s center, serving as a gathering area and concierge hub with collaborative seating, a test kitchen and cocktail bar, and virtual darts. Passing through The Denizen, tenants will arrive at the Arbor’s wellness center, featuring meditation pods and a fitness room complete with day lockers, Peloton bikes, cardio equipment, weights, saunas, towel service and spa-inspired showers.
Always raising the bar, George Oliver’s outdoor amenities at Arbor will include a garden-style conference room for larger gatherings, cabanas for smaller breakout sessions, a rooftop networking patio, yoga garden, dog patio and game areas – all enhanced with hanging daybeds, fireplaces and seating.
Other key project amenities include a 50-person indoor training room, mother’s room, secure indoor bike storage, a covered garage and surface lot parking.
“Arbor’s urban organic design concept allows us to keep and enhance the best aspects of this property, reimagining them with materials like raw steel, natural woods, natural stones and vegetation elements to create the kind of tasteful park setting that you’d find at a high-end resort,” said George Oliver Design’s Lead Architect Jay Sciarani. “We also pulled great inspiration from the surrounding Mill Avenue landscape and will be including Instagram artwork features and a thoughtfully designed signage package to tie into the energy of the urban landscape.”
Arbor provides immediate access to the Mill Avenue/Third Street Light Rail stop and Tempe Streetcar stops, and is just blocks from Arizona State University’s main campus. It is less than one mile to the Loop 202 and minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix.
Tenants at Arbor will have immediate access to over 50 restaurants and bars within a walkable 10-block radius. The project also has more than 28,880 multifamily units within a three-mile radius.
Renovations at Arbor will begin in Q4 2021 and complete during Q3 2022, with negotiations already underway for tenants looking to occupy office suites at Arbor as early as February 2022.
The design and architecture for Arbor is being led by George Oliver Design. The project general contractor is Layton Construction. Leasing is being handled by Scott Boardman and Dave Carder of Cushman and Wakefield. Arcadia Management Group will serve as Arbor’s on-site property manager.
To learn more about Arbor and to take a 3D tour of the future transformation, visit www.arbortempe.com.
Arbor is part of a growing local portfolio of notable George Oliver projects including CASA, The Alexander and The Johnathan, and Lofts at The District in North Scottsdale.