Goodyear’s “Heart” of the City, Now a Reality

Credit: City of Goodyear

Source: City of Goodyear

At the August 19th Goodyear City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved the development agreement for Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls. This will be a first-of-its-kind project in partnership with the Globe Corporation.

Civic Square will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts, and parades – creating a true sense of community. It will be located on the NWC of McDowell Road and 150th Drive, just west of Harkins Theater. Plans include several amenities including a city hall, library, and a park/gathering place.

In conjunction with the city’s new buildings and two-acre park, Globe Corporation is committing to construct 100KSF of Class A speculative office space. This type of highly desirable, upscale office product is limited in the West Valley and will attract the type of companies who bring high-quality jobs. The ability to attract large office users expands the daytime employee base in Goodyear which increases the attractiveness for new restaurants, retail and entertainment.

The city has entered into a public-private partnership with Globe Corporation to create this project. For more than a century, Globe has had proven success through a long history of legacy projects. The company owns 47 acres where the new Civic Square will be built. They are donating some of the land to Goodyear for this project.

“We are so excited to move forward in this partnership with the city of Goodyear,” said George Getz, President of Globe Corporation. “This project is coming to fruition at just the right time. Goodyear is ripe for a development of this magnitude. Through highly coveted Class A office space, it will attract the kind of companies which will spur even more development in a highly desirable area.”

Goodyear’s current city hall requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion and was meant to be a temporary location. Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

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