TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert
A new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses.
Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on the land located at 313 N Gilbert Road, in the historic Heritage District of Downtown Gilbert. Construction is slated to begin in January 2015 by LGE Design Build, with plans to open by fall 2015.
“We have been Gilbert residents since 2002 and love this town. We’re excited to bring our business to the growing downtown area and offer the Heritage district unique, local-owned businesses that will contribute to the unique flavor of this area,” said Lynne King Smith.
The three-story building will offer a historic-meets-modern style that was inspired by a visit to the Burnside Rocket Building in Portland, Oregon.
The ground floor will offer approximately 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, with a two-story patio and greenery. The space includes a small street-facing retail area that may adjoin with the restaurant for a bakery or a wine and cheese shop. The second floor features 4,800 square feet of office space to be occupied by TicketForce.
The second floor offers a unique 800 square-foot, street facing flex space that will be leased for special events, receptions, meeting space or pop-up yoga classes. The third floor will host a 2,000 square foot women’s co-working space, a long-time vision of King Smith, including a broadcast room and high tech conference spaces.
“As a female CEO, I am passionate about helping female solo business women, entrepreneurs and executives succeed,” said King Smith. “The women’s co-working space will be the perfect place for networking, training and will be full of unique and collaborative spaces to work.”
The third floor will also boast Gilbert’s first rooftop bar, featuring 1,000 square feet of enclosed space and 1,500 square feet of patio with plants, trees and mountain views.
“Brad and Lynne Smith are amazing entrepreneurs and we very excited they chose to build their new headquarters building for TicketForce in the Heritage District,” said Gilbert’s Office of Economic Development Director Dan Henderson. “The fact that they are also incorporating a co-working, retail and restaurant space into their development will not only contribute greatly to the Heritage District but to the overall economy of Gilbert. Entrepreneurial businesses like TicketForce are the backbone of the community and the fact they want to provide space for more local businesses to grow further demonstrates their commitment to the community.”