X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

PHOENIX-City of Mesa officials are pushing for a portion of the 5,000-acre General Motors Proving Grounds to be rezoned for business use, rather than entirely residential.

General Motors plans to shut down the 5,000-acre proving ground in two years, selling the land off to the highest bidders. The parcel, which is just north of Williams Gateway Airport and adjacent to Mesa in the East Valley, is in Maricopa County and outside city control. The land is zoned for one house per acre.

Mesa officials want eight-square-miles of the parcel to be set aside for commercial use. The land Mesa wants to set aside for business development is just east of the proving ground.

General Motors representatives began meeting last week with officials from Mesa and Maricopa County.Maricopa County postponed a rezoning case that would have allowed 1,700 homes to be built on 560 acres east of the proving grounds.

Mesa wants the additional commercial land, but also doesn’t want residential housing to dampen the full potential of the Williams Gateway Airport, Mesa officials say.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.