By Ahwatukee Foothills News
Construction has been completed on a massive covered industrial park called Akimel Gateway on Gila River Indian Community land along the southeast corner of 40th Street in Ahwatukee and the South Mountain Freeway.
Wespac Construction Inc., announced last week that the 835,00-square-foot development by Trammell Crow Company, offers custom-built Class A industrial space in five buildings on 59 acres and is the first major development on the reservation since the freeway’s open in December 2019. The Via Queeva Casino Resort opened before the freeway opened.
The largest of the five buildings is the new headquarters and distribution center for Spencer’s TV & Appliance. Construction of the campus included over a mile of offsite wet utility work and a new traffic signal. The buildings feature a combination of ramp-up and dock-high loading with clear heights ranging from 24 to 36 feet.