EJM Development Co. Breaks Ground at Goodyear Gateway South

CBRE  May 8, 2014

AirportGatewayFTZEJM Development Co. has broken ground on $5 million worth of infrastructure development at Goodyear Gateway South in Goodyear, Arizona. Goodyear Gateway South is a industrial-zoned park of about 221 acres located just north of the Phoenix Goodyear Airport that has recently been subdivided with lots ranging in size from 9.6 acres to 50 acres. Construction on streets and utilities is underway, which will lay the framework for the master-planned industrial park to attract major users to the area. The street improvements will be complete in the 4th quarter of 2014 and include full-width 143rd Avenue from Van Buren Street to Yuma Road and improvements to Yuma Road as well as a traffic signal at 143rd and Van Buren.

“The West Valley has emerged as the next epicenter of major commercial development in metropolitan Phoenix,” said Fred Stiles, regional director with EJM Development Co. “As major employers look to locate and expand in the Valley, it’s important that we are able to offer high-quality industrial-zoned shovel-ready sites. The development of infrastructure, streets and utilities at Goodyear Gateway South is major step towards being ready for incoming users.”

In addition to offering shovel-ready sites, Stiles points to the park’s designation as a foreign trade zone as another boon to future users. “The U.S. Foreign Trade Zones program expedites and encourages foreign commerce, making Goodyear Gateway South an attractive location for any industrial, manufacturing, distribution or warehouse user doing business internationally,” said Stiles. “And in the state of Arizona, there is an additional tax benefit for properties in foreign trade zones that allows for significant reductions in both real and personal property taxes.”

The master-planned industrial park also benefits from proximity to the Phoenix Goodyear Airport and Interstate-10 and its location within one of the Southwest’s fastest growing markets, which offers unparalleled accessibility to both metro Phoenix and other major markets in the Western United States.

“Goodyear Gateway South is ideally situated on a number of fronts,” said Pat Feeney, senior vice president with CBRE’s Phoenix office, who heads up the marketing and leasing team for the property. “Users that transport goods intra- and inter-state will be well positioned to conduct business efficiently. What’s more, a talented, deep and productive work force lives in the immediate area, while freeways put Goodyear within an hour of all 3.8 million workers in Greater Phoenix.”

The ±221-acre, foreign trade zone-approved Goodyear Gateway South is part of the larger ±350-acre Airport Gateway at Goodyear master-planned community. At build-out, Airport Gateway will feature approximately 3 million square feet of planned industrial/work space at Goodyear Gateway South and an additional 2.5 million square feet of upscale regional retail, hotel, office and medical office uses at Goodyear Gateway North.

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