The site will be developed in phases with specific goals set for each stage. (Phoenix Message Gateway Airport Authority)
By Scott Shumaker | East Valley Tribune
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is throwing 270-acres of vacant land into the economic development feeding frenzy taking place in Southeast Mesa.
The airport board signed a deal last week with The Boyer Company to develop Gateway East, a large section of land in the northeast corner of the airport set aside by the airport authority for non-aeronautical development.
The trapezoid-shaped parcel between the airport’s runways and US 24 sits across Ellsworth Road from an area that has been growing at full-steam in recent year with developments such as the Eastmark and Cadence master-planned communities and the 320-acre Bell Bank Park sports complex that opened in January.
At its June 21 meeting, the airport’s board of directors approved a 40-year master development agreement with Boyer, headquartered in Salt Lake City.