By Adrienne St. Clair for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Cives Steel Company has submitted a plan to the City of El Mirage to build a steel manufacturing facility as part of the CenterPoint Logistics Park, which as a whole consists of 317 acres at the SWC of Peoria Avenue and Dysart Road.
The new manufacturing facility, which will be a pre-fabricated metal building, is anticipated to be approximately 114KSF and will stand on 25 acres located on the NWC of Dysart Road and Olive Avenue. The project is planned to be built in three separate phases and is valued between $8M and $15M.
The site’s current zoning designation is El Employment Industry/Agricultural. The developer is requesting a slight change, going from agricultural to industrial. The surrounding property is zoned as both El Employment Industry/Agricultural and AD-3 (Maricopa County)/Agricultural. Approval from both the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Board and the City Council is required because of the size and scale of the project. Additionally, each of the three phases will require a separate plan review from the city.
The site currently doesn’t have access to a public road, so the project proposal also includes the construction of a road. It will be constructed between Dysart Road and Peoria Avenue, at the half mile point on Dysart Road. It will include one lane going in each direction and a center turning lane. The road will end in a cul-de-sac at the NEC of the site, but additional right-of-way will be reserved along the site’s northern boundary in case more road is needed in the future.
Cives Steel Company is a national manufacturer with seven existing fabrication plants across the United States. The new El Mirage plant will be the company’s eighth facility in the country. The majority of Cives’ fabrication plants are located east of the Mississippi River — a plant in Idaho is the only one in the West. The plant in El Mirage will serve the southwest portion of the U.S.
The Cives Corporation identifies itself as an industry leader in providing steel from recycled materials. According to documents submitted to the city, the company has been involved with dozens of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified projects. Cives promises to meet their clients’ minimum requirements for LEED certification.
“We take pride in protecting our environment by helping our clients create energy-efficient structures that keep their carbon footprint and energy expenditures to a bare minimum, from the ground up,” the proposal said.
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