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August 22, 2016|City of Tempe
Tempe, Arizona – The City of Tempe has moved forward with seeking the development of the city’s first biomedical and technology campus on 18 acres of Tempe land west of the Tempe Center for the Arts.On Thursday, the City Council selected a partnership of three businesses to negotiate with the city on a development agreement. The selected development team – made up of The Boyer CompanySmithGroupJJR and Okland Construction – has proposed a phased project of five, 5 to 8-story buildings totaling approximately 1 million square feet, along with two parking structures with about 2,500 spaces. It also is proposed to include a restaurant, arts-related spaces such as rehearsal space and artist workspaces, and trails connecting to the arts center and Town Lake pathways.Tempe’s Economic Development team works to attract biomedical and technology businesses because they provide high-quality jobs and contribute to community quality of life. There are approximately 15,000 technology jobs in Tempe, paying an average of $95,000 annually...
November 1, 2014|Utah Business Magazine
Midvale – Overstock broke ground last week on its new corporate campus, which it is calling "Peace Coliseum." The company expects to open it during the summer of 2016. Overstock officials have said that from the ground level, the building will look like a corporate glass-and-concrete version of the Roman Coliseum, but from the air, the three-story building will appear as a peace sign.

The 231,000-square-foot office building will be located in the View 72 Corporate Center on 19 acres of land at 7295 S. Bingham Jct. Blvd. (approximately 930 W.) in Midvale. In addition to the central office building, the campus will include an amenities building, open green space and a parking structure. The estimated project cost is nearly $100 million.

The campus will have a cafe, fitness center, health clinic and daycare. Overstock is also considering an on-campus greenhouse.

"It's exciting to be at a point where we can build the Peace Coliseum to unite our employees," said Overstock President Stormy Simon. "It will be the coolest place to work ever."

The project’s developer is Gardner Company, the contractor is Okland Construction and the architect is EDA Architects Inc.

The building will be constructed to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver certification with the possibility of Gold. The building's heating and cooling system will use heat from the data center to heat the building in the winter.