Phoenix-based developer ViaWest Group and Willmeng Construction celebrated the official start of construction for The Base, Phase I, which marks the beginning of the development of a 144-acre industrial campus in Glendale.
One of the next major West Valley commerce parks, The Base is located southeast of Luke Air Force Base, just west of Litchfield Road at Bethany Home Road.
Phase 1 of The Base will encompass seven buildings spanning almost 1.2 million square feet. These buildings will range in size from 85,000 SF to 309,000 SF with divisibility down to approximately 20,000 SF.
Phase 2 is proposed to include eight additional buildings, totaling 780,600 SF and ranging in size from 41,000 SF to 141,000 SF. DLR Group is the architect, Kimley-Horn is the civil engineer, and CBRE will be the leasing team on both phases.
Phase 1 is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024.
The Base will offer a host of features including heavy power, ESFR sprinkler systems, a combination of dock-high and grade-level loading, concrete truck courts, ample car parking, and R-38 insulation. With clear heights varying between 28 feet and 36 feet, the property is designed to meet tenant demand, both large and small.
"We are excited about expanding our industrial presence in Glendale,” Steven Schwarz, ViaWest Group founding partner, shared in a press release. “This modern and strategically located industrial campus will meet the growing demands of businesses in the West Valley and Glendale."