New downtown light rail station named after former Phoenix mayor

Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM

The Central Station mixed-use development in downtown Phoenix. (Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal...

The Central Station mixed-use development in downtown Phoenix. (Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal)

(Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal)

A downtown transit station that’s part of a 1 million-square-foot development featuring two residential towers with 100,000 square feet of overall retail and office space will be named after former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to name the light rail station attached to the Central Station project after the former mayor, who is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing District 4.

The Central Station development on the north side of Van Buren Street between Central and First avenues is on track to be open by the summer of 2025 with housing options for students and traditional renters ready to move in by the 2025-26 school year. The two residential towers are 22 stories and 33 stories tall, respectively. The project celebrating its topping out in May.

The development team includes Houston-based Medistar Corp., Pennsylvania-based GMH Communities and CBRE Investment Management.

The Central Station project, which has been in the works for several years, will serve as an anchor for Civic Space Park between the two light rail stations along Central Avenue. The main light rail station will now be called Greg Stanton Central Station.

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New downtown light rail station named after former Phoenix mayor