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Eco-friendly office space coming to Tempe in 2020

(Mortenson Rendering)

PHOENIX — Minnesota-based developer Mortenson will begin construction on the first cross-laminated timber development in Arizona this year in Tempe.

The eco-friendly layered wood product utilizes young trees, captures carbon dioxide and results in a zero-waste manufacturing process, according to a press release.

The 182,000-square-foot office space near Farmer Avenue and Fifth Street will also be made of concrete, steel and glass.

The building will feature 15-foot exposed wood ceilings and an adjacent parking garage.

It is expected to open in late 2020 and will have access to the Tempe streetcar, planned to open in 2021.

“We are excited to be the first to bring a Class A, cross-laminated timber project to Arizona,” George Forristall, Mortenson director of real estate development, said in the release.

“We believe the juxtaposition between the urban core location and the building type, are a crossroads to deliver a unique experience. We are engaged with and excited about the Tempe market as a whole.”

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