The Phoenix West Valley has shown impressive growth over this last year. I'll be sure to add a picture below of some of the cities that make up this sector of the nation's 15th largest metro... Some of these cities include Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, El Mirage and Peoria.
According to Goodyear, they are now the nation's sixth fastest-growing city in the U.S. and the second-highest-ranked workforce market with a population of almost 1.5 million within a 30-minute drive of the city.
Before we get to the details on their new logistics center, we'll first touch on some of the growth we've seen in the West Valley.
West Valley Booming
Over the last 10 years when you think of Phoenix growth you probably think of cities like Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa as they've dominated new developments until recently. The East Valley has shown consistent growth but now the West Valley has also started to gain momentum. The Western Maricopa Coalition predicts that on average over the next 25 years, more than 43% of growth in Maricopa County will take place west of Interstate-17 (what most describe as West Valley).
Contributing factors include...
Southwest Valley ranked #1 in the nation for industrial prospects looking to relocate
Diverse residential market (currently a seller's market which proves well for multifamily)
Corporate Giants currently developing the area or have recently purchased land to develop: Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Boeing, Banner Health, Conair...
Decreased need to travel into Scottsdale/Central Phoenix for entertainment because of the additions of venues like the Ak-chin Pavilion, State Farm Stadium, Gila River Arena, etc.
New Logistics Park Breaks Ground in Goodyear, AZ
The property will be a 1.3 million-square-foot, Class A industrial development aimed at being a state-of-the-art logistics park for what is becoming one of the fastest-growing e-commerce/industrial submarkets in the United States. - Develop Goodyear
The new site will focus on catering to the needs of major logistics, manufacturing, food/beverage, and e-commerce employees--providing amenities and parking ready to meet the growth this will bring to the area.
Goodyear Mayor: “We are thrilled to have many great developers, such as Tratt Properties, believe in the success and vision of our rapidly growing community... [Our] access to market makes this an ideal area for a state-of-the-art speculative building and provides a perfect location for any growing, expanding, or relocating business. Plus, our residents also benefit by creating additional jobs for our community – keeping workers close to home and family; and expanded retail and restaurant options by increasing the city’s daytime population.”
Construction is expected to finish in December 2020.
Phoenix: West Valley
Sources: https://azbigmedia.com/real-estate/big-deals/industrial/southwest-valley-ranks-no-1-in-the-nation-for-industrial-prospects/, https://azbigmedia.com/real-estate/heres-why-the-west-valley-is-booming/