Glendale approves annexation and rezoning for 75 acres near Luke Air Force Base

Glendale approves annexation and rezoning for 75 acres near Luke Air Force Base

Article Originally Posted By PhoenixBusinessJournal On September 30, 2021

Glendale City Council has unanimously approved an annexation and rezoning application that would allow for a proposed 1.3-million-square-foot industrial project.

Called Bickman Industrial, the project will be developed by Columbus, Ohio-based The Pizzuti Cos., which just broke ground on its first Phoenix metro project called Cotton 303 Logistics Center in Glendale.

Cotton 303 Logistics is a 915,160-square-foot speculative industrial building on 55 acres on the southeast corner of Glendale Avenue and Cotton Lane just west of the Loop 303.

On Sept. 28, City Council approved the annexation and rezoning for the 75 acres on the northwest corner of Glendale Avenue and Reems Road after one speaker echoed past complaints against the project citing traffic concerns and impacts to nearby residents.

The development could include a 1.3-million square-foot building; two 609,600-square-foot buildings; or two industrial buildings at 748,480 square feet and 470,720 square feet, according to city planning documents.

The project could be home to manufacturing, assembly, distribution and warehouse or other related uses. The current owner of the property is Bickman Farms, according to county records.

Bickman Industrial is just one of several industrial annexations and projects being considered in Glendale. Another development, Hopewell Northern & Reems PAD, was tabled at a Glendale Planning Commission meeting until Oct. 7.

The Hopewell project is a 1.6-million-square-foot industrial park with five buildings on about 104 acres on the southwest corner of Northern Avenue and Reems Road.

Other projects Glendale is seeking to annex land for include 36 acres for a mixed-use residential and commercial development, 75 acres for two industrial buildings and 262 acres for an industrial and commercial park near Luke Air Force Base.