Tempe Approves 15-Story Apartment Complex Near ASU that Will Replace Super 8 Motel

Article originally posted on AZ Central on February 21, 2024

An artist's rendering shows the planned apartment complex LV Collective intends to build just east of ASU's Tempe campus.

Tempe officials have unanimously greenlit a plan to build a 15-story apartment building that will create about 300 new housing units less than a quarter mile from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.

The upcoming complex doesn’t have an official name yet, but it will be built on a 1.4-acre lot located at 1020 E. Apache Blvd., right near where that street intersects with South Rural Road. The site currently houses a Super 8 motel that Tempe previously used as a transitional shelters for people experiencing homelessness.

The project, approved last week, will include about 3,000 square feet of commercial space and a coffee shop called Daydreamer on the ground floor. It will have 289 housing units in total, including: