More Action Coming East Of Mill Avenue

Mill Avenue is well known for its abundance of food, drink and entertainment. In the past, we’ve talked about what it might take for Tempe to stretch the Mill Avenue District out a little bit. While many plans have been in the works for years, we are seeing signs of some pretty significant changes in […]

Top 10 Ethnic Restaurants Along the Mesa Light Rail

As we celebrate the coming light rail into Mesa, I thought about all the great international restaurants along the corridor in Mesa. I tried to come up with a list of just ten great ethnic restaurants that are, or will soon be, within walking distance of a light rail station. Right now, only Sycamore is […]

Tempe Streetcar Expanding Before Being Built

Last night, the Tempe City Council heard a formal recommendation concerning the future of the proposed Tempe Streetcar line from Valley Metro’s CEO Steve Banta. If you recall, there have been a lot of changes to the proposed routes over the last several years. The early choice was to have a loop around Mill and Ash and then […]

Cindy Hill Talks Scottsdale Light Rail

Back in 2009, my friend D Patrick Lewis wrote an article here on the RailLife blog where he gave some thoughts on the light rail line coming to Scottsdale. This past weekend, I happened to be in Scottsdale and saw an opinion piece in the Scottsdale Republic written by city council candidate Cindy Hill. Apparently, […]

After Delay Third Hayden Ferry Tower Comes To Life

Yesterday, there was a lot of talk about the big announcement from Parkway Properties that they have “commenced construction of Hayden Ferry lll.” This is  a 261,000 square foot, Class A development at Mill and Rio Salado. “Hayden Ferry III will be the final phase in Parkway’s 780,000 square foot master planned office community.  The […]