By Rodney Haas for Casa Grande Dispatch
The huge PhoenixMart development took another step forward May 18 in its long journey to becoming reality with the Casa Grande City Council’s approval of an amendment to the planned area development.
The development originally was approved by the council in 2012. However, the developer of the wholesale marketplace, AZ Sourcing, requested a number of changes be made, including minor ones to landscaping and changing the overall name from PhoenixMart PAD to NALTEC (PhoenixMart) PAD.
Other changes included the reduction of residential units from 993 to 855 and a change in one of the buildings to allow for a mixed commercial and residential use.
The changes were approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission in March then taken to the council for final approval.
When completed, the development is supposed to include a 1.6MSF sourcing center with showroom space for 1,740 tenants. In addition to the sourcing center, the development is supposed to include hotels, office and business complexes, retail space, education and medical facilities, and residential uses.
The development is expected to create upwards of 7,000 jobs.
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