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Commerce Park Near Gateway Airport Could Bring 2K Jobs

A commerce park planned near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport could bring up to 2,000 jobs to Mesa. Rendering credit: Mesa Planning Commission

By Parker Leavitt for The Arizona Republic

Construction could begin this year on the first phase of a large-scale commerce park near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that could eventually bring 2,000 jobs in aerospace, e-commerce and manufacturing to the booming Southeast Valley transportation hub.

Scottsdale-based Marwest Enterprises has submitted plans for a $100M employment complex on an 80-acre site near Ray and Hawes roads in Mesa, about a quarter-mile north of Gateway’s runways.

Conceptual designs for Marwest at Gateway show space for nine industrial buildings ranging in size from 24KSF to 250KSF. The plan also includes a 24KSF office building, a restaurant and a 122-room hotel.

In all, the commerce park can handle about 1.2MSF of building space and as many as 2,000 jobs, Martens said. Potential tenants include companies in e-commerce warehousing and distribution, aerospace and light manufacturing.

A proposal to change the property’s zoning from agriculture to industrial won approval from Mesa’s Planning Commission last month and is scheduled for a City Council vote on Jan. 26.

Read more at The Arizona Republic