By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
Gilmore Planning & Landscape Architecture, on behalf of property owners Crisko, LLC and Kay L. Toolson, Trustee of the Kay and Judy Toolson Joint Revocable Trust UAD, recently submitted an application to the City of Mesa to rezone approximately 35.9 acres for the development of two industrial warehouse buildings located west of Hawes Road on the north side of Ray Road.
The City of Mesa’s Planning and Zoning Board approved the request to rezone the property from Agricultural to Light Industrial with a Planned Area Development and a second request for site plan approval at its March 20 meeting.
The project, known as The Landing 202, is proposed as a multi-phase industrial development located at 7950 E. Ray Road. The first phase involves the construction of two industrial warehouse buildings totaling 605KSF. Building 1A will be approximately 486KSF while Building 1B will be approximately 119KSF.
Parking for phase one will provide approximately 565 spaces which exceeds the required amount of 550 spaces per the site plan.
In addition, according to the applicant’s submittal, “the offsites along the north side of E. Ray Road will include the entire frontage of Phases one, two and three, including additional lanes of traffic, curb, gutter, and a detached 6’ sidewalk.” The entire frontage is expected to be completed in one phase while ROW landscaping in front of phases two and three will be completed when those projects move forward at a later date.
The site is surrounded by property within the existing Marwest PAD intended for light industrial and/or commercial to the south and west, by property owned by Sunbelt Land Holdings LP to the east and by the Loop 202/San Tan Freeway to the north.
Access to the site will be from Ray Road and will include shared access to other parcels around the site. The parcels to the south and west are expected to be developed in future phases.
The submittal states that the project site is “ideally suited for this location because of its desirable marketing window off the Loop 202 and because it reflects the same use and nearly identical development standards as the adjacent Marwest PAD.”
It goes on to say, “The proposed development can enhance the City’s sales tax revenue, property tax base, generate employment opportunities and provide an excellent location for destination oriented light industrial uses.”