Amazon buys 91.5 acres in Goodyear for $19.85M

Real Estate | 23 Jul |

Amazon has paid $19.85 million for 91.5 acres of land in Goodyear along the booming Loop 303 corridor in the far West Valley. 

The online retailer closed the deal July 1. The 91.5 acres is near Cotton Lane and Indian School Road on the west side of Loop 303 in Goodyear.

Some other major industrial projects going into the area include Glendale 303 (G303), a Class A industrial development that, at build-out, will total up to 1.2 million square feet along the Loop 303 corridor; and Park303, a major industrial master-planned development that at build-out will accommodate up to 4.5 million square feet of ultra-modern, freeway-fronting Class A industrial space in Glendale.

Amazon has deep roots in the West Valley. The City of Goodyear announced in July 2019 that Amazon would open a Delivery Station in Goodyear — the company’s third facility in the city limits, joining a fulfillment center and global operations center. At the time there were already approximately 1,100 Amazon employees in Goodyear.

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said at the time, “The Amazon Delivery Station brings additional jobs, revenue and growth to our community. We are proud to partner with Amazon as they expand their footprint in Goodyear. Amazon’s last-mile logistic system is a huge win for our local workforce, entrepreneurs, and our citizens.”

Some other recent additions to the West Valley’s industrial footprint include:

• Ball Corporation and Red Bull: Longtime partners Ball Corporation, Raüch Fruit Juices and Red Bull announced a 700,000-square-foot distribution center expansion in Glendale. Construction began in early 2020 and the facility is expected to be operational in 2021.

• Compass Datacenters: The company has chosen to build its newest campus on 225 acres of land at the northwest corner of Bullard Avenue and Yuma Road in Goodyear, with future phases to include six additional data centers.

• Diamler Trucks North America: In 2019, the company opened its 10th parts distribution center in Goodyear. The 268,000 square-foot facility stocks more than 10,000 parts and serves over 130 DTNA dealers in the Southwest region.

• fairlife: The company is building a new 300,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear. The more than $200-million plant will create more than 140 jobs and is slated to begin operations in late 2020.

• Microsoft: The technology giant Arizona announced in 2019 that it plans to construct three new “world-class” data center campuses in El Mirage and Goodyear and will be fully powered by renewable energy sources.

• Parker Fasteners: The company bought a Buckeye facility that will serve as its headquarters and manufacturing facility for fasteners used in aerospace, automotive, industrial, military and commercial applications.

• Stack Infrastructure: In June, the company announced plans to expand its North American footprint with a new 79-acre site in Avondale, which will add one million square feet of data center space.

• Stream Data Centers: The company acquired a 418,000-square-foot facility on 157 acres of land in Goodyear, where it will establish a data center campus for hyperscale and enterprise customers.

• Vantage Data Centers: The leading provider of wholesale data centers in North America chose Goodyear to build a 50-acre, mega-scale data center campus.

• XPO Logistics: The transportation and contract logistics company with facilities along the red-hot Loop 303 corridor is the 7th best-performing stock of the last decade on the Fortune 500.

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