By Alexandra Hardle | Arizona Republic
Goodyear city officials recently bought more land around Goodyear Ballpark, and now they’re taking input from residents about what should be done with the space.
Christopher Baker, Goodyear’s development services director, said at an open house last month that the city originally acquired the land around 2007.
The city initially planned to build developments, such as hotels, office buildings and housing, around the ballpark. But after the Great Recession hit, some of that work was put on hold. The ballpark, however, did get constructed, and there is currently 9,300 square feet of unused retail space in the area.
The city purchased the remainder of the land from private developers and owns all of the property immediately adjacent to the area surrounding the ballpark, Baker said.