Project History

2005
The City of Scottsdale and the Arizona State University Foundation reach an agreement to redevelop the corner of Scottsdale Road and McDowell Road into what will become SkySong.


2006
Plaza Companies and its affiliates are selected as the Master Developer of SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.


2008
After two years of construction, the first two buildings at SkySong open and ASU SkySong is established. The buildings immediately generate significant interest from potential tenants.


2011
After three years and in a challenging economy, SkySong 1 and 2 approach 95 percent occupancy as the project’s vision begins to become a reality.


2012
Work begins on the SkySong Apartments, the residential component of the project with a total of 325 residences.


2013
Work begins on SkySong 3, the newest office building at SkySong, with Workiva, ASU SkySong and Plaza Del Rio Management Corporation as initial tenants.


2013
SkySong Apartments are now open and available for immediate leasing, providing a new opportunity to live at SkySong!


2015
SkySong 3 celebrated its Grand Opening on January 13, where Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, ASU President Michael Crow and other dignitaries experienced the new building.


2016
SkySong 4 opened in the fall to companies including Booker Software, Brightcove, EdPlus at ASU and Mindbody.