The Opus Group (Opus) announced today plans to build a speculative industrial project in the Longbow Business Park and Golf Club in Mesa. Construction on the 147,672-square-foot project, named Longbow Gateway One, is slated to begin this month, with project completion scheduled for January 2018. 

“We are excited to develop this project in the Southeast Valley, as we look to capitalize on the steady demand in the market from a variety of users,” said Sean Cummings, vice president, real estate development, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “We are designing the building with maximum flexibility in mind to meet the needs of users of all sizes.”

Located near the southeast corner of Higley Road and Longbow Parkway, the industrial development offers prime proximity to the 2 million-square-foot Boeing Co. manufacturing facility, which makes AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. Other nearby businesses include the Falcon Field Airport. Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a mixed-use commercial development, which features the Longbow Golf Club, alongside planned office, industrial, retail and hotel spaces. 

“Longbow Gateway One will be an excellent addition to Mesa,” Mayor John Giles said. “The decision by Opus Development Company to bring a new industrial facility for aerospace and defense companies to the Falcon Field District is a great endorsement of our business-friendly environment.”

Aside from its desirable location, the industrial development features 32-foot clear heights, a fully secured truck court and 1,200 square feet of office space. Situated within the 330-acre Longbow Business Park and Golf Club, the project is suited for a single user, but flexibly designed to be broken up and accommodate tenants requiring 25,000 square feet or more.

“This is an exciting step towards the future of the Falcon Field District. The City of Mesa is committed to being a business-friendly community and to attracting top flight companies to our city,” Vice Mayor and District 5 Councilmember David Luna said. “This facility will check all the boxes companies look for and will be a tremendous addition to Mesa.”

Opus’ recent portfolio of work includes more than 6.8 million square feet of industrial developments currently under construction or completed in the past 24 months across the United States. In addition to this work in the sector, Opus’ local work includes the 540,000-square-foot Goodyear Crossing Industrial Park in Goodyear and the 393,000-square-foot Opus Airport Industrial in Phoenix.

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. will be the developer, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. will be the design-builder and contractor and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. will be the architect and structural engineer of record. John Werstler and Cooper Fratt of CBRE will lease the space.