Tariff-Friendly Industrial Project in Goodyear

by Mike Hunter

New York-based Foundation Capital Partners and Chicago-based Baker Development Corporation have broken ground on a two-building, Class A industrial project called VB/143. Located in the heart of Goodyear, Arizona, the project sits within a foreign trade zone magnet site, allowing for reduced real and personal property taxes and reduced or eliminated duty, tariff and U.S. customs reporting costs.

The joint venture has named JLL managing directors Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg, and Vice President Riley Gilbert, as the project’s exclusive leasing brokers.

“We are excited to have picked the Southwest Valley, and Goodyear in particular, as our foray into the Greater Phoenix industrial market,” says Daniel J. Slack, principal with BDC.

“The business-friendly environment propagated by the City of Goodyear and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, coupled with a continued market momentum characterized by a flight to quality from companies fleeing neighboring states, was hard to ignore.”

Located on the southeast and southwest corners of 143rd Avenue at Van Buren Street, VB/143 includes a 213,000-square-foot cross-dock building and a 112,000-square-foot rear loading building.

The project offers divisibility down to 30,000 square feet and includes all the modern industrial amenities such as 36- foot clear height, secured concrete truck courts, insulated dock doors, energy-efficient clerestory windows, robust power, trailer drops, public transportation and outdoor employee amenity spaces.

VB/143 sits within Goodyear Gateway South, a Class A master-planned industrial park, less than one mile to a full interchange at I-10 and Bullard Avenue, just north of Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

The general contractor for VB/143 is Layton Construction Company. Butler Design Group is the architect. The project is scheduled for completion by fourth quarter 2019.

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