Buckeye (Central Az) Archives

WESTMARC seeks Best of the West nominees

Jackrabbit Trail

WESTMARC is seeking nominees for its 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards, celebrating the best of Western Maricopa County, in partnership with Cox Communications, and with support from Gila River Indian Community, Republic Media, APS, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance, Arizona Cardinals, and Sub-Zero. The purpose of the Best of the West Awards program is to recognize… Read More →

Verrado District Core sells for more than $13M

by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | In The Spotlight

CBRE has completed the sale of the Verrado Main Street located in the master planned community of Verrado in Buckeye, Ariz. The investment sale consisted of the ±66,085-square-foot, mixed-use office and retail commercial core and an additional 6.88 acres of land. The assets commanded a sale price of more than $13.02 million. Barry Gabel and… Read More →

Big Deals: Industrial, June 2014 – July 2014

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

There’s no such thing as a “small” deal in this industry, coming out of a recession. However, it’s the big deals, and the brokers who make them, that make the market an interesting one to watch. In every issue, AZRE publishes the top five notable sales and leases for a period of 60 days (one… Read More →

Bottled Blonde to host block party for Buckeye fans


Bottled Buckeye? Scottsdale Hotspot To Host Block Party For All Ohio State University Football Games Bottled Blonde partners with the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club Who:       Ohio State University alumni, college football fans and anyone else interested in watching the Buckeyes football team this season. What:      Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden may be… Read More →

Headed for a boom, the West Valley is ready to go

The Loop 303 interchange is under construction. Photo courtesy of ADOT.

Clumps of curved freeway fragments balancing on massive pillars of concrete resemble a giant modern art sculpture greeting Interstate 10 travelers through the far West Valley of the Phoenix Metro. Later this year, those “art” segments will gel into a multi-level interchange linking the I-10 and the Loop 303, and launch the area’s burgeoning commercial… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

E.V. residents can preview Banner Health Center

Banner Good Samaritan
by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a free “Community Preview” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center located at 1435 S. Alma Road, south of the Loop 202 between West Pecos and West Germann Roads. Participants can hear… Read More →

Phoenix, Buckeye high among top population gainers


Two Arizona municipalities rank among the fastest-growing U.S. cities and towns during the year that ended last July 1. The Census Bureau reports that Phoenix had the sixth-largest population increase in terms of numbers, increasing its population by nearly 25,000. Phoenix’s estimated population last July 1 was just under 1.5 million. Meanwhile, the West Valley… Read More →

Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

by in Business News | Energy | Green

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility. Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite… Read More →

Shea Homes reports steady sales for Q1


Shea Homes saw its sales hold steady through the first quarter of 2013, with its West Valley communities seeing higher than normal sales. Close to two thirds of the sales for Q1 came from Shea’s West Valley communities in Peoria, Buckeye, and Litchfield Park, which is a turn from the boom of its East Valley… Read More →

Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

Traffic Congestion, Metromile,
by in Business News | Travel

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley. MAG has worked in partnership over the past year with the cities of Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, the town… Read More →

Throw Momma from The Plane

Skydiving, Desert Skydiving Center, Buckeye
by in Play

Tired of buying the usual perfume bottle, purse, spa gift certificate or other stereotypical woman’s gift, I decided to make my mother’s 60th birthday more interesting by taking her tandem sky diving at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye. When I told people I was taking her skydiving they thought it was the coolest thing ever—and… Read More →

Elementary School Leaves A Small Carbon Footprint

Tartesso Elementary
by in Education | Featured | Green

Buckeye’s Tartesso Elementary School is receiving high marks, but it has nothing to do with the kids in the classroom. On Aug. 19, 2010, the United States Green Building Council awarded the 3-year-old school with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for sustainable building design. Tartesso, a part of the Saddle… Read More →

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Opens Up Business Possibilities In The West Valley

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

At a time when the West Valley could use an economic boost, officials have put the finishing touches on the proposed Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. Under the administration of WESTMARC, an acronym for Western Maricopa Coalition, this new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is seen as a welcome economic development tool that will spawn jobs… Read More →