In early February, civic leaders and development partners came together to celebrate the “Bottoming Out” of Central Station, a milestone moment marked by the completion of the site’s excavation setting the stage for the underground portion of the development. The project’s bottoming out will set the foundation for the 1 million square foot multi-use development to rise above the ground and take shape as a cornerstone and vibrant urban hub within downtown Phoenix.
“A redevelopment project in downtown Phoenix aiming to make better use of the transit depot at Central Avenue and Van Buren Street is on track to begin opening for student housing in the fall 2024 semester.
Central Station, which will include two towers, one for student-oriented housing and one that will be traditional apartments, recently reached a construction milestone the developer called “bottoming out,” meaning the underground excavation work to clear a pit for the underground parking lot has been completed.
The milestone is significant, designers of the project said, because the below-grade parking structure will allow the project to be urban and walkable on the ground floor, without visible parking.
‘It’s not easy to build below-grade parking, but it is important to create a vibrant, urban environment that is not full of parking,’ Krista Shepherd, principal at Multistudio, the designer of the project, said.”