Liberty Property Trust this week announced the grand reopening and rebranding of 2626 S. 7th St., now known as Liberty Sky Harbor Center in Phoenix.

Since acquiring what was a run-down, obsolete warehouse last September, the company has completed a redevelopment of the property and its transformation into a state-of-the-art cross-dock distribution center.

“The Sky Harbor submarket is ripe for this kind of redevelopment because large industrial buildings with ample areas for outdoor storage and parking are rare and in demand,” said John DiVall, senior vice president & city manager, Liberty Property Trust.

“We have a terrific team that was able to look past what was – a dilapidated, outmoded facility – and see what could be, and the result is a modern, accessible and spacious facility that is in the ‘sweet spot’ of what the airport market needs.”

Liberty began redevelopment of Liberty Sky Harbor Center in January and completed the massive project in just four months. The team included Phoenix-based firms Deutsch Architecture and Howard S. Wright Constructors, a Balfour Beatty Company. The listing broker is Bob Crum of Ross Brown Partners in Scottsdale.

The updated and upgraded property now offers 185,834 SF of Class A cross-dock warehouse and distribution space with 67 dock doors, 360-degree truck access and more than eight acres of paved area for outside storage and trailer parking.

Sustainable approaches to the building included the re-use of 85% of existing structures on site, recycling of asphalt, concrete and steel demolished as part of the redevelopment, installation of upgraded radiant insulation with an R-30 value, and the use of low VOC paint. Approximately 105,000 SF of the building is available for immediate lease.

Liberty Sky Harbor Center is located south of I-17 with convenient access to both the I-10 and Loop 202 freeways, just minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.

The property is within a short distance of another recently announced Liberty project, Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a sustainable mixed-use business park on 100 acres to be developed in conjunction with the City of Tempe.