Glendale gives final approvals to proposed industrial park across nearly 300 acres

Glendale gives final approvals to proposed industrial park across nearly 300 acres

Article Originally Posted by PhoenixBusinessJournal on December 13, 2022

Glendale City Council gave its final support for one of the latest industrial parks proposed for the city's fast-growing industrial corridor along the Loop 303.

Parkway 303 East will comprise nearly 4.4 million square feet of industrial space across four large, 1 million-square-foot buildings at the northwest corners of Sarival and Olive avenues. The buildings will be 55 feet high, include 2,868 parking spaces and 957 truck and trailer stalls. It will be used for potential warehousing, logistics, e-commerce and other industrial uses.

The $600 million park is being developed by Utah-based Suburban Land Reserve Inc., a real estate arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, adjacent to a residential community.

Council on Tuesday approved annexing the 276 acres into the city, making changes to its general plan and rezoning the site to a planned area development.

The city approved the industrial park, known as Parkway 303 East, following months of meetings and changes to the original application to address resident concerns about traffic, crime, lighting, safety and compatibility.

Adam Baugh, a Withey Morris PLC land use and zoning attorney, who represented the developer, said the most recent approvals from the city are a continuation of their efforts that started last year with the developer's first Parkway project, Parkway 303 West.

"I am grateful for the support of the city of Glendale, and especially the effort and participation of the neighborhood next door," Baugh said in a statement. "While they initially objected to the plan, we found ways to work together and create a new plan that resolved concerns by incorporating significant stipulations, creating large buffers, and shifting buildings further away. A good example of a community compromise and a win-win for the city, the developer and the neighbors."