Groundbreaking takes place Thursday for downtown Phoenix 'Block 23' - Fry's store, apartment project

Posted at 5:23 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 22:16:28-04

Crews are set to begin work on a downtown Phoenix mixed-use retail and housing development.

Officials recently announced the new project -- called Block 23 -- which will include a Fry's Food Store, apartments, office space, retail, restaurants and more.

The development sits near Washington and 1st streets, blocks away from Chase Field, CityScape, Talking Stick Resort and downtown's historic neighborhoods.

Human remains were found at the site in early April and have since been removed. A city spokesperson said the remains discovered are just one part of a “full archaeological discovery at the development site.”

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday morning with RED Development and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. 

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