West Valley Archives

Domino Effect: Newest Buckeye developments position area for growth

Buckeye
by in AZRE Magazine

Phoenix’s West Valley is on the rise. In fact, 52-percent of the Phoenix area’s future growth is expected to occur in the West Valley, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. A taste of what that growth may look like can be seen today in the City of Buckeye where a successful master-planned community is… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Land to get solar bump

land
by in AZRE Magazine

Solar developers see Arizona as a hotbed for future solar facilities as new technologies emerge and the solar race picks up in the desert. Arizona’s solar boom is creating a lot of interest from solar developers buying 200-plus acres to smaller investors purchasing 20- to 40-acre parcels. According to Multiple Listing Service data, the number… Read More →

Goodyear Community Health Park wins national challenge

Goodyear Community Health Project
by in AZRE Magazine

The creation of a community wellness area anchored by two West Valley hospitals and supported by a coalition of community partners in Goodyear is capturing national attention, winning a top award from General Electric. The 129-acre project, named Goodyear Community Health Park, is being developed through a collaboration between the City of Goodyear, Abrazo West… Read More →

West Valley cities saw some of nation’s fastest growth

West Valley

Two West Valley cities were among the fastest growing in the nation in 2015, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Goodyear and Buckeye finished 14th and 15th, respectively, with each city growing by 4.3 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, the Census said. The additional 3,281 residents in Goodyear brought the… Read More →

How will Luke Air Force Base shape the Valley?

Luke Air Force Base sits on thousands of acres in the West Valley. It brings more than $2 billion in economic impact to Arizona every year. And it’s a point of pride among the U.S. military as well as a respected fighter pilot training base for our allies around the world. It is what has… Read More →

Luke Air Force Base helps West Valley soar

At any given time, a Glendale or Goodyear resident may be able to look out their window and see fighter jets fly over their yard. Now, the West Valley is opening that window to the world. “(Luke) is a window to the world,” says Joe LaRue, executive vice president of Sun Health. “Every year, hundreds… Read More →

Meet the general as Luke AFB turns 75

Brig. Gen. Scott L. Pleus looks like he could win a marathon or a UFC championship on a whim and on the same day. “There’s a reason fighter pilots all look the same,” Pleus says. “We are all about the same height. We are all about the same size. It’s because each of us are… Read More →

Timeline: Luke Air Force Base through its 75 years

Located west of Phoenix, Luke Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. As part of Air Education and Training Command, and home to 23 squadrons with both F-35A Lightning II… Read More →

CRE industry helps West Valley rise

Communities where folks live, work and play has been the foundation from which the West Valley has grown, but many West Valley residents have been left out of the fun as they spend a large amount of time commuting to the East Valley for work. WESTMARC and its new CEO Sintra Hoffman hope to change… Read More →

Jon Howard named to WESTMARC committee

Arizona Sunset - Future of West Valley

Quarles & Brady Attorney Jon Howard was appointed to the executive committee to WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition — a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community, and the educational sector in the West Valley of Greater Phoenix. Howard practices in the firm’s Business Law Practice Group and focuses in the areas of mergers and… Read More →

Dircks Moving & Logistics opens 170K SF facility

Dircks Moving & Logistics
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

Dircks Moving & Logistics expanded its logistics footprint in the West Valley as its logistics arm moves into a 170,000 square-foot institutional quality distribution. The new center is set to meet the growing needs of the logistics firm’s growing needs of its clients and customers. The lease arrangement, signed in December, called for 108,000-square feet with entitlements of… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

FirstBank increases Arizona deposits by more than 32%

Arizona Green Jobs Increase

FirstBank Holding Company, with 16 banking locations throughout Arizona, has announced its 2015 second quarter financial results for its Phoenix, East and West Valley markets. As of June 30, the FirstBank branches in Arizona increased deposits by 32.8 percent from $228.4 million in 2014 to $303.4 million in 2015. The bank also saw significant growth… Read More →

West Valley preps for commercial development

Zone your acres, West Valley. The cranes are coming. About one year ago, appliance manufacturer Sub Zero bought an 11.5-acre land parcel at Palm Valley 303 (PV 303)​, the master-planned business park which sits at the confluence of Interstate 10 and Loop 303 in Goodyear, Ariz., from Sunbelt Holdings. It was the second tenant to… Read More →