George Oliver’s Arbor to Bring ‘Urban Organic’ to Downtown Tempe

by Curt Kremer

Downtown Tempe is one of the nation’s most dynamic office markets and the perfect location for the Arbor’s high-touch design concept and unmatched amenity base. It is exactly what users are asking for as they reoccupy their office spaces. We pulled great inspiration from the Mill Avenue landscape for our development and will be including Instagram artwork features and a signage package that ties into the energy of the urban landscape.

Arbor broke ground in Q4 last year; upon its completion in Q3 this year, Arbor will transform the landmark Hayden Station mixed-use property in downtown Tempe into a one-of-a-kind office and retail destination. With a total 124,189 square feet in four two-story, mixed-use office-and-retail buildings and a five-story office building. Arbor’s “Urban Organic” design theme will balance a natural material palette and indoor-outdoor environments. Heavy project amenities will include a lounge with collaborative seating, a test kitchen, cocktail bar and virtual darts; a wellness center featuring meditation pods; a mother›s room; secure indoor bike storage; and a well-equipped fitness room that will include towel service and spa-inspired showers. It will also include a 50-person indoor training room, small and large outdoor conference rooms/cabanas, a rooftop networking patio, yoga garden, dog patio and game areas — all enhanced with hanging daybeds, fireplaces and seating.

Arbor will deliver all 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 areas and workspaces. This will give tenants at Arbor a tremendous advantage in a marketplace where flex schedules and back-to-work programs are requiring a new level of attention to employee recruitment and retention. Arbor’s urban organic design concept will reimagine the best aspects of this property to create the kind of tasteful park setting found at a high-end resort.

Curt Kremer is managing partner at George Oliver.

Photo courtesy of George Oliver

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