Project History

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

SkySong’s restaurant and retail building opened for business.

The Element Hotel at SkySong opened in July 2019.

SkySong 5 was completed in September 2019.

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