Wadsworth Development Group in partnership with Accelerated Development Services held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony today at The Crossing at Sahuarita Shopping Center in Sahuarita, Arizona.
The 150,000 center boasts a Sprouts Farmers Market, TJ Maxx, PetSmart, Beall’s Outlet, and several restaurants and shops to compliment the diverse tenant mix. The project is located at the southeast corner of Nogales Highway and Abrego Drive in Sahuarita, Arizona, which is about 20 minutes south of Tucson.
Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy cut the ribbon to the delight of the dozens of guests and spoke to the attendees. “This is an exciting day for Sahuarita. Things are heating up both figuratively and literally,” he said. “It has always been the vision of the Town Council to be business friendly and think outside the box in how to get things done, and how to get more retail and jobs in the area. This shopping center is one great example.”
The ownership group purchased the land in 2017 and soon developed the plans for the center, which spans 18 acres. “I want to thank the entire team that made this project come to fruition,” said Kip Wadsworth, president of Wadsworth Development Group. “From inception, to entitlements, zoning, construction and leasing the team, all worked tirelessly to meet deadlines and help the tenants open on time,” he added.
The Town of Sahuarita was instrumental in working through the steps in the development process to bring about the final project in record time. “It was a pleasurable and enjoyable experience working with all town staff members from top to bottom in planning and zoning. Each and every town department provided a smooth transition from the start to the end of our entitlement process. The vision for Sahuarita Crossing was an expedited and smooth process which could not have made without their extra efforts,” said Trey Eakin, Senior Vice President of Accelerated Development Services.
Velocity Retail Group leads the leasing team for the ownership group which also includes The Volk Company as co-listing agents. “The shopping center has experienced high customer volumes since Sprouts opened at the end of February. We will have additional tenant announcements soon that should please the residents in the area,” said Dave Cheatham, president of Velocity Retail Group.