Scottsdale real estate brokerage and developer Diversified Partners broke ground recently on an 11-acre retail, restaurant, hotel and office space development in Gilbert’s Mercy medical area.
The $125 million Mercy Center at 3635 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, will include a two-story retail, restaurant and office space, a two-story flagship Starbucks, a regional headquarters for Bell Bank, a Residence Inn by Marriott and a Homeward Suites Hotel. Its groundbreaking ceremony was held April 6.
The two-story, flagship Starbucks will include a firepit feature and patio space on both levels. It will sit on the front of Val Vista Drive.
The two-story retail, restaurant and office space has attracted a variety of tenants, including Gallery Nails, Nautical Bowls, Live Hydration Spa, Prizm Dental, Singh Dhillon Pediatric Dentistry and Willow Midwife.
“I love seeing developments provide well-planned solutions to needs within our community,” Mayor Brigette Peterson said. “This development includes two hotels that will provide necessary and quality hospitality choices for families and visitors of loved ones at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and the soon-to-open Phoenix Children’s Hospital, just steps across the street.
“This development also includes a one-of-a-kind two-story Starbucks that will allow hospital staff, visitors and community members to grab a quality beverage, relax at a table or sit by a firepit on one of the patios. Diversified Partners continues to bring forth quality developments within the community.”
The eastern half of the property will be home to a five-story Residence Inn by Marriott, a Homewood Suites Hotel and a regional headquarters for Bell Bank on an exquisitely designed, three-story bank building. Other popular tenants that will be joining the Mercy Center include Chipotle and 7-Eleven.
"We're excited to bring this legacy property to the Gilbert community," said Walt Brown Jr., CEO and founder of Diversified Partners. "Our goal is to create a destination that meets the needs of the growing community and enhances the surrounding area."
The construction will be led by Sigma Contracting, Upward Architects will serve as the project's architect, and Rick Engineering Company will serve as the civil engineering firm.
The building design will feature a concept similar to Diversified Partner's project on Scottsdale Road and Chauncey Lane, where restaurant drive-thrus actually go through the building.