When Don Cardon stood before community leaders and unveiled his vision for what would become CityScape, it was one of the most audacious ideas ever proposed for downtown Phoenix. Ultimately, Cardon’s vision and leadership led to the formation of Phoenix Future, a collaboration of key business, political and financial leaders who worked in harmony to both envision and empower the creation of CityScape.
Now a flourishing urban space that has reinvigorated downtown Phoenix, CityScape encompasses the three core city blocks that constitute ‘Main on Main’ in the downtown core. Its success blends a large-scale mix of Class A office, a Kimpton® hotel, Hotel Palomar Phoenix, multiple retail and urban amenities, as well as a redeveloped Patriot’s Park, which resides at its center.
Don Cardon is widely acknowledged as the sole catalyst for this iconic development, the result of his visionary ideas and skill in consensus building. The projected $1.2 billion CityScape remains the largest private mixed-use investment in downtown Phoenix history, and continues to build on its value to the residents of Phoenix.