The Destination

A Central Hub in a Central Location

Arizona Center is the heartbeat of downtown Phoenix. It’s where entertainment, shopping, live music and events, casual dining, and prime workspaces create a unique, centralized destination for all. Arizona Center has a wide selection of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whatever time of day and whatever your taste, Arizona Center will curb your cravings.

The refreshing waterways and greenspace at Arizona Center create the ultimate urban oasis for relaxing and unwinding. Take in the tranquility as you stroll through the lush garden grotto and enjoy the courtyard shops and galleries. Host an affair to remember, personal or corporate, by utilizing our unique and centrally located outdoor amenities capable of accommodating groups of almost any size. With food, art, a movie theatre, events, and more, you can enjoy Arizona Center however you want.

The Valley

3.6 miles to Sky Harbor Airport
9.6 miles to Downtown Tempe
11.4 miles to Downtown Scottsdale
12.2 miles to Scottsdale Airpark

The Neighborhood

ASU Downtown Campus
1 Block
Herberger Theatre
1 Block
Phoenix Biomedical Campus
1 Block
Visitor Center
1 Block
Thunderbird School of Global Mgmt - ASU
2 Blocks
NAU Biomedical Campus
2 Blocks
Symphony Hall
2 Blocks
Phoenix Convention Center
3 Blocks
U of A College of Pharmacy
3 Blocks
Chase Field
5 Blocks
Talking Stick Resort Arena
5 Blocks
Orpheum Theatre
8 Blocks
Comerica Theatre
10 Blocks


Arizona Center was constructed by mall developer Rouse Co. in 1990 to jump-start the economy and redevelopment of Downtown Phoenix.

The property was designed as the first mixed-use project in Downtown Phoenix and was key to the revitalization of the area. With the relocation of the Phoenix Suns in 1992 and the $32 million renovation of the Convention Center in 1995, the city of Phoenix was integral in Arizona Center’s early success. In 1999, AMC Theatre was added to the property, and coupled with Arizona’s first Major League Baseball team, there was a resurgence of interest in Downtown Phoenix—and Arizona Center.

Here’s a look back at Arizona Center’s history and where we are today: