SkySong Momentum Builds to Phase 6

by Mike Hunter

Office leasing momentum remains strong at SkySong, a 42- acre mixed-use development. SkySong 5 recently opened, as well as the new Element Hotel at SkySong, and preleasing has begun for SkySong 6, which is expected to start construction in the spring. Project architects Butler Design Group created cutting-edge design concepts and renderings for the new building, which will have an imposing presence at the hard corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads. A key differentiator of SkySong 6 will be 55,000-square-foot floor plates — the largest floor plates built along Scottsdale Road in the past 20 years.

The approximately 340,000-square-foot SkySong 6 building features floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing out to the intersection of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads. A large public space will be located on the corner, with a second-story balcony overlooking the area. Construction of SkySong 6 will also  include a new parking structure to serve the two newest buildings. SkySong 6 will be integrated into the project with significant pedestrian and bike connections designed to promote health and wellness, outdoor gathering and meeting spaces, and other state-of-the-art features.

“We continue to see exceptional growth at SkySong as it not only is becoming an important part of the ASU infrastructure, but an ideal home for a broad variety of innovative companies as well,” said Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at ASU. “We are seeing the companies currently located at SkySong continue to grow and innovate, and SkySong continues to attract new companies that have a focus on innovation and technology.”

When SkySong 6 is completed, the overall developed space at SkySong will exceed 1 million square feet.

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