The city of Goodyear is taking the first steps to build a first-of-its-kind project. This week, the Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent to enter into a public-private partnership with Globe Corporation to begin the project which is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls is a long-awaited project that will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts, and parades – creating a true sense of community. It will also create the daytime density needed to spur future development including new restaurants, retail and entertainment.
“Goodyear has envisioned a city hall project like this for decades,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Our current city hall, which requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion, was meant to be temporary. As Goodyear grows faster than ever before, now is the time to invest in our city’s future through this much-needed project.”
Civic Square will be located north of McDowell Road and west of Harkins Theater near 150th Drive. Plans include several amenities including a city hall, library, two-acre park/gathering place, and upscale Class A office space.
“This is an important milestone for the city’s future growth,” said Lori Gary, Goodyear’s Economic Development Director. “Class A office space is lacking in the West Valley limiting our ability to vie for these desirable office projects. Goodyear will now be able to compete to attract high-end office users, which will bring even more high-quality jobs to the area.”
Globe Corporation owns 47 acres where the new Civic Square will be built. They are donating some of the land to Goodyear for this project.
“We’re excited to enter into this public-private partnership with Goodyear,” said Mike Olsen, Globe Corporation Chief Financial Officer. “We know the Goodyear community has been asking for this type of mixed-use space for years and we’re confident this project will be the catalyst to activate the area to bring in new office, residential, restaurants and other retail options.”
Civic Square is in its early conceptual phase. More details, as this project moves forward, will be available this summer. To view the council presentation, click this link: http://goodyear.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=8&clip_id=3135