New distribution, manufacturing facilities proposed in El Mirage

New distribution, manufacturing facilities proposed in El Mirage

Article Originally Posted by PhoenixBusinessJournal on September 19, 2022

Two new industrial projects have been proposed for El Mirage, which has continued seeing an increase in industrial development along with the rest of the West Valley.

The first project comprises a 216,820-square-foot distribution warehouse that will be developed near the northeast corner of El Mirage Road and Olive Avenue.

City documents said the owner, Cold Water Holdings LLC, an entity connected to Utah-based IMS Masonry and Phoenix-based Sutter Masonry LLC, wants to develop a 32-foot-high warehouse for several tenants, some of which includes light manufacturing. Cole & Associates is listed as the applicant and engineer for the site plans.

Just west of the proposed warehouse, a 52,780-square-foot truss manufacturing facility, called Desert Truss West, is being proposed for about 20 acres of an overall 40-acre site near the southwest corner of Dysart Road and Peoria Avenue.

The remaining 20 acres of the property will continue to be used for agriculture until the truss facility is ready for expansion, documents said. The facility is expected to be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days a week with approximately 30 employees.

The new facility will also include an additional 12,000 square feet of warehouse space, 4,800 square feet of office and 1,680 square feet for maintenance, according to documents submitted to the city. Vespro is listed as the applicant and civil engineer, while the owner is listed as Cariari Holdings Inc.

This week, the El Mirage planning commission recommended approval to City Council for site plans for the two projects.

First phase of another industrial park gets approval

City Council also recently approved a site plan for the first phase of a massive industrial park, LogistiCenter at Copperwing, in the same area.

The first phase will comprise nearly 2 million square feet of space between four midsized buildings on the northeast corner of Dysart Road and Olive Avenue.

The 108-acre project is part of Nevada-based Dermody Properties' plans to build a $1.5 billion industrial park with up to 10 million square feet of space across 1,000 acres