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Update: Tempe approves new zoning for mixed-use site near campus

The Tempe City Council approved the new zoning for mixed-use development that contains 300 housing units, outdoor space, retail, gym and parking

Tempe City Hall is pictured on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

The City of Tempe unanimously re-zoned land a property called 1020 Apache, which will be allocated for housing, retail and other mixed-use purposes. 

The building site, located about a mile from the University's Tempe campus, is about 200 feet wide, and will be 15 stories high of 300 units. It will include different housing spaces, from studio apartments to four-bedroom suites, as well as two pools on the fifth and 14th floors, respectively. There will be a lounge, fitness centers, and parking spaces. 

The area has been re-zoned to include the housing units, as well as 2,105 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 292 square feet of outdoor dining space, a lobby, electric vehicle charging spaces and bicycle parking areas. The site is currently a Super 8 Motel.

Edited by Grey Gartin, Sadie Buggle and Shane Brennan

Correction: A previous version of this article had inaccurately reported on a separate project which was not voted on in the city council meeting on Feb. 15, 2024. The State Press regrets the error, and is working to further accurately update the story. Updated on 12:34am on Feb. 16, 2024.

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