A 2,360-acre motorsports complex housing two separate 2.8-mile road courses, a karting track, driver experience center, multi-surface racing and event center. The complex is projected to create more than 10,000 jobs directly and indirectly and have a $1.2 billion impact during construction, as well as create $1.8 billion of economic activity following completion of the complex.

Over the past year, PhoenixMart has undergone significant construction progress:

  • Over 35,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured.
  • The vast majority of the 7,334 tons of steel has been fabricated and erected.
  • 174 tilt-wall panels have been raised.
  • Over 25,000 feet of underground sewer pipe and 1,480,265 feet of underground wiring have been laid.
  • The construction of the structural steel on the south end of the building, including all 8 masonry towers has been completed.
  • Over 1,000 fotings and piers have been poured to support the structure.

PhoenixMart is slated to open in 2018. It will bring 2,000 businesses under one roof and is the anchor for a 585 acre master planned development which will include single and multi-family housing, a five-star resort & spa, retail, shopping, dining, entertainment, and other amenities. PhoenixMart is North America’s most complete global product marketplace.

Casa Grande beat out 60 other potential sites in 13 states to secure the LUCID manufacturing facility. LUCID, a new Silicon Valley luxury electric vehicle brand, has announced a 500-acre, $700 million facility, which will employ approximately 2,000 workers right here in Casa Grande.

Dreamport Villages
The amusement park described as the “next Disney World” just received its first approval of a land use request right here in Casa Grande. The Casa Grande City Council approved 1,500 acres in a unanimous vote to develop the destination resort. The development will occur at the junction of I-8 and I-10. Phase one of the project is expected to generate up to 5,800 jobs, and full development of the project will take 10 years with a budget of $4 billion. Upon completion, Dreamport is projected to create 15,000 direct and indirect jobs, with an annual visitor count of over 15 million.

FC Barca
FC Barcelona, the third most valuable sports team in the world, is bringing its U.S. Barca Academy to Casa Grande. The soccer training academy will take place at the Grande Sports World facilities. The program will be taking youth players from the ages of 12 to 19 and competing in the highest division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s youth football categories.

LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 auto parts and vehicle recycling company, has received a conditional use permit and development plan from the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission. LKQ is planning to construct a 107,000 square-foot warehouse on 120 acres of land on the northwest corner of Thornton and Peters roads in Casa Grande. The company plans to hire up to 100 people upon completion, and the location of this facility in Casa Grande is positioned close to other LKQ locations in Phoenix and Chandler.

For more articles like this, be sure to check out the entire “Casa Grande: A Growing Horizon” special section in the Fall 2017 Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine!