Finalist: Best Mixed-Use Community
Nominated by: Humphreys & Partners Architects
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Developer: Forum Real Estate Group
Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Interior Designer: Diversified Interiors
Photographer: Kyle Zirkus Photography
Project Website: The Local
This highly visible, high-impact, mixed-use project is located at the intersection of University Drive and Ash Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. Anchored by the city’s only Whole Foods Market, The Local strives to be a gathering spot, uniting residents and visitors alike within a dynamic, versatile environment. The overall design blends exposed concrete and brick, distressed and rich wood tones, and living plant and art details to create a warm, authentic and welcoming vibe. Just minutes away from Arizona State University, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Phoenix Zoo and the Tempe Arts Center, everything that Tempe and the Phoenix metro area have to offer is within reach!