Koibito Poke Peoria

"The fast-expanding Koibito Poke launches this week in Peoria."

Is the massive, proposed development at Peoria’s P83 to be known as Stadium Point … or Stadium Pointe?

Both versions were used in the city of Peoria’s marketing materials.

“It is Point,” said Rick Buss, Peoria’s Economic Development director.

Buss confirmed the deadline for developers to submit proposals has not been extended and remains Jan. 22.

Peoria is soliciting developer plans for multi-use development, with residences, restaurants, shops and a hotel.

The city held a pre-proposal meeting, attended by dozens of developers, engineers and consultants, in November.

A sample of the questions from the audience and answers from the city;

Question: With this project, is the city interested in land sale, or do we prefer a lease arrangement? 

Answer: This is negotiable but firms should propose their best recommendation for land and the city will consider the best option (most feasible and in the best interest of the city).

Q: Are the Mariners going to be contributing to the cost of a parking structure? 

A: No. This project will be funded by the master developer and their partners.

Q: Does the city pay real estate commissions? 

A: No. This project will ultimately be funded, designed, constructed, operated and owned by the master developer and their partners, not the city. Therefore, the city will NOT be paying real estate commissions on this project. 

Q: Do the baseball teams have any parking rights on the subject property? 

A: Yes, they have rights. Essentially, the master developer will need to provide for parking during Spring Training. This means taking horizontal, at-grade parking, to vertical parking – subgrade, above grade, or a combination. The preliminary designs should reflect how parking will be handled.

Sure-to-be-common question from residents: What about traffic?

According to information on the project at the city’s website, “The city is providing the Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) from 2017. Once a final design is completed it will largely dictate traffic patterns and volume.  

“The city would expect an updated TIA which may be part of negotiations with the selected finalist.”

•The fast-expanding Koibito Poke launches this week in Peoria.

“While it may seem like a new trend, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries,” says Koibito Poke’s website. “It’s basically Hawaii’s favorite food and for good reason: Poke is healthy, delicious and totally unique.”

Koibito Poke allows patrons to build their own poke bowls, choosing rice, greens, proteins and other ingredients.

This Koibito Poke sixth location.

The latest here in Peoria is in Park West, at 9788 W. Northern Avenue.

“With the quick success of Koi Poke in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the East Valley, we knew Peoria was the next area we wanted to grow into and Park West serves as the ideal location,” said former Arizona Diamondback pitcher Todd Stottlemyre, who helped lead the expansion of Koi Poke. “We are thrilled residents across the Valley responded so positively to our concept and we look forward to increasing the brand.”

In celebration of the newest location opening, Koibito Poke in Peoria is offering buy one, get one 50% off on bowls from Monday, Jan. 20, through Thursday, Jan. 23. 

On Friday, Jan. 24, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.

 The grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 25: The first 50 guests will receive a free small bowl. 

For more information, visit koipoke.com.