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TEMPE, AZ-Opus West, the Valley’s most active office developer of the past decade, has received design and review approval from Tempe officials to build a 100,000-sf office project in the 140-acre Emerald Center.

Opus Emerald Center will be located at the northeast corner of Interstate 10 and Warner Road. Opus West is eyeing a ground-breaking at the start of the year on the class A office building. The two-story project will be built on 25 acres that Opus purchased from the park developer, the Tait Family Trust, headed by Tom Tait.

“We think that is a great node,” Keith Earnest, senior director of real estate development tells GlobeSt.com. “The traditional office corridors are moving a little bit. We think that’s a great location for office development.”

The site is adjacent to Interstate1 0 and within 10 minutes of Sky Harbor Airport. The acreage also has all the necessary infrastructure in place to attract tenants, including fiber-optic lines and dual feed-power lines.

Tempe and Phoenix, which are on the west side of the freeway, have a stock of homes that are worthy of any business owner or upper executives, Earnest says. “You’ve got big decision makers driving into Phoenix and may like their office to be closer to home,” he says.

The Emerald Center is beginning to attract other developments, which will add more amenities to the park. Target plans to build a major center at the intersection of the freeway and Warner while a fitness center is plotting a project for 15 acres.

To date, most of Tempe’s office development has centered around the CBD, the Rio Salado Project, which is still near Downtown, or the ASU Research Park at the southwest corner of Price Freeway and Elliot Road.

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