We continue with part 3 of a series outlining what Peoria Economic Development Department calls the city’s premier development sites.
PEDD describes the sites as follows:
“… prime locations for new commercial and retail development. In some cases, these are Planned Area Developments, while others such as Park West and the Vistancia Commercial Core are adjacent to existing centers. These sites are located in high visibility areas of the city …”
Sixteen acres of vacant land at the Agua Fria Freeway (Loop 101) and Northern Avenue sits adjacent to the Park West lifestyle center. It is zoned PAD, Planned Area Development, mixed-use/commercial.
One of the options on the property is the availability of build to suit.
Retail and restaurant businesses, as well as multifamily housing sits on adjacent property.
All utilities are available to the site, including natural gas and fiber optic service.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 22 miles east off the Interstate 10 freeway, which is just six miles south off Loop 101.
For more information, contact Alexis Volen at CIRE Equity, 858-367-5885, or Paul Zampini in the Peoria Economic Development Department at 623-773-7642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rovey Employment Park
Peoria Economic Development describes Rovey Employment Park as a “dynamic, vibrant and flexible plan focused on building a high quality employment corridor that will provide a wide range of business opportunities.”
The project is at the southwest corner of Grand/Olive avenues. It consists of 328 acres, but is split into two parcels: Phase 1 is 128 acres while the future phase contains 200 acres.
The frontage on 75th Avenue creates opportunities for a mix of office and industrial buildings to support a broad mix of uses from corporate headquarters to large-scale employment and industrial tenants. Local employers will be surrounded by other high-end technology businesses and can capitalize on easy freeway accessibility and close proximity to an airport. Research and development-oriented companies, commerce park users and commercial retail will support the proposed employment center.
• Property is zoned I-1 (Light Industrial) with a commercial corner zoned C-2 (Intermediate Commercial.
• Access to the site is via Grand Avenue, 75th Avenue, Olive Avenue or Northern Avenue.
• The site is ready for development, all utilities available/adjacent.
• Salt River Project substation is across from the site that provides reliability and capacity.
• Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track is adjacent and rail can be brought to site.
• The site is well connected to three freeways:
- Loop 101 — 1.5 miles, access Northern and Olive avenues
- I-10 freeway — six miles
- I-17 freeway — six miles
- Glendale Municipal Airport — five miles southwest.
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport —19 miles southeast off I-10 freeway.
Infrastructure and utilities
Water, sewer, gas, electric and communication service infrastructure is adjacent to the property and ready to service future development. The city of Peoria provides water and sewer to the site, and has existing infrastructure on Olive and 75th avenues.
Southwest Gas and CenturyLink (telecommunications) are located within the area and are available to serve future development, as well. Volume capacity will be varied based on project requirements.
SRP has existing 12kV overhead electric lines and associated power poles that run along Olive, the west side of 75th, and along the future alignment of Butler Avenue.
Additionally, two 69kV power poles are located near the future alignment of the sidewalk on the east side of 75th along the western boundary of the eastern portion of the property. The lines along Olive are outside of the property boundary and present no conflict with the development of the property.
The lines along the west side of 75th adjacent to the western portion of the property and the lines along the Butler alignment will require conversion to underground lines upon the development of the property and potential future continuation of Butler.
The existing transmission towers in the southern portion of the property associated with the existing SRP substation located east of 75th are to remain in place and access is to be provided to the towers at all times during and after development of the property.
There is also a 330-foot wide easement along the southern boundary line of the property for the transmission towers. The land within the easement may be used for parking and/or stormwater retention.
The site will accommodate a variety of employment uses, such as, but not limited to, high-tech manufacturing, corporate offices, limited light industrial, support retail, hotels, wholesaling, warehousing, distribution, knowledge-intensive employers, and business park uses.
A due diligence report has been prepared for the property by Hilgart Wilson that provides additional details and explanation.
The report can be provided upon request. Just as with Park West, contact Paul Zampini in the Peoria Economic Development Department at 623-773-7642 or email@example.com.
Workforce development programs
Glendale Community College (five miles)
• Automotive technology
- Engine and drive trains
- Engine performance
- Diagnosis and air conditioning
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance and light repair
- Computer system engineering
- Industrial engineering
- Materials science/electrical
- Mechanical/aerospace (aeronautics)
- Robotics, electrical systems, mechanical systems
Estrella Mountain Community College (12 miles)
• Industrial manufacturing and emerging technologies
• Power plant technology
• Sustainability and ecological literacy
West-MEC (six miles)
West-MEC is a unique public school district that focuses on hands-on learning, leadership development training and industry certification to help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers. It all started with an idea to help students acquire the skills needed to be successful in their future. Since 2003, West-MEC has grown significantly, providing career and technical education across the Phoenix West Valley.
• Welding technology
• Automotive collision technology
• Automotive technology
• Medium/heavy diesel technology
• Precision manufacturing