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Opus Develops Masterplanned Next Generation Industrial Development in Goodyear, Ariz.

With growing demand for industrial properties in the area, Opus developed two buildings adjacent to the rail line in the Goodyear Crossing Industrial Park in Goodyear, Ariz. It was one of the largest zoned, shovel-ready, rail-served sites inside the 303 Corridor in Southwest Phoenix. These industrial developments are a strong addition to the established industrial park, which is anchored by notable tenants like Amazon and Macy’s.

Phase 1: Expanding Operations in Arizona

The first phase of the development was a 540,000-square-foot, speculative building that was leased to a national pet food producer. Opus Design Build, L.L.C. completed tenant improvements in the next-generation facility.

This cross-docked industrial building was one of only two buildings in the submarket offering at least 500,000 square feet of available space for larger tenants. The facility features:

  • 36-foot clear height
  • 7-inch slab
  • HVAC-ready R-39 insulation under roof
  • fully-secured, 100% concrete truck courts
  • 289 automobile stalls
  • 115 excess trailer parking stalls
  • LEED certification

It was leased in mid-2018 and represented the largest industrial lease in greater Phoenix that year.

Phase 2: Opus Builds Manufacturing Facility for Andersen Windows

With a strategy focused on increasing capacity to support demand and expand its presence in the western U.S., Andersen Corporation, a premier window and door manufacturer, purchased Opus' remaining land at Goodyear Crossing for a build-to-suit manufacturing facility. This will be the company’s first branded facility in Arizona, their first build-to-suit in their 100-year history, and their first building to facilitate the entire manufacturing process (assembly, storage and distribution) from start to finish.

In addition to being rail-served with two rail spurs, which drew the company to the site, the 500,000-square-foot cross-docked facility will feature:

  • 21 truck bays on the east side and four on the southwest corner (a unique feature that wouldn’t have been done in a spec development)
  • a two-story glass front entry
  • four silos to store material brought in by rail
  • 20,000 square feet of office space with a mezzanine
  • dust collection system to recycle material

In this phase, Opus will serve as developer, design-builder and architect and engineer of record. The facility is slated for completion in October 2019. Andersen will install their own equipment.