Tempe Marketplace

Tempe, Arizona
People walking through Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace is one of the most complicated redevelopment projects in the Phoenix Metro Area and has succeeded in both mitigating an environmental threat and providing a catalyst for new development.  In his role with the City of Tempe, Neil Calfee served as the city’s project manager and oversaw the transformation of this area as a fractured-ownership Superfund site to a 1 million square foot regional lifestyle center.

The issues and challenges that were addressed for this project included:

  • Solicitation and selection of a Master Developer
  • Development agreement negotiation
  • Acquisition of State Trust Land
  • Private property acquisition and relocation
  • Delisting of the site from the Federal Superfund/NPL
  • Use of HUD brownfield grants and Section 108 Loan Program

Neil Calfee was instrumental in each of these tasks and provided continuity and guidance for the city’s efforts over this multi-year effort.  With the continued success of Tempe Marketplace, the 100-acres directly east are now under development with new market-rate rental housing, Class-A office, and two hotels.

Tempe Marketplace signage
Overhead view of the Tempe Marketplace


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