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Northwest Growth Area

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Across the United States, there are many examples of the rise and fall of great American cities. The Town of Gilbert has made a long term commitment to breaking the cycle of decline and focusing on creating the City of the Future. As such, Gilbert is taking a proactive approach to examining the Northwest Growth Area, its oldest and densest employment corridor, for redevelopment opportunities.

The Northwest Growth Area has a mix of industries with concentrations in high wage industries such as manufacturing, construction and wholesale trade. Many of the buildings within the Northwest Growth Area are industrial buildings with large setbacks and extensive landscape areas utilized for flood retention. While many of the buildings are still utilized as their intended industrial use, over the years there has been a trend for these buildings to serve as office space.

Gilbert desires to create a community where the market wants to invest. While the area has not seen a significant decline, there are businesses that have left the Growth Area to relocate to other areas of Gilbert. Additionally, small infill sites that continue to sit vacant, absentee owners and aging infrastructure indicate a need to examine the area and develop a plan of action to ensure that it remains a vibrant and vital area for business and industry.

The Northwest Growth Area is located south of the US 60 from Baseline Road to just south of Elliot Road and extends from Arizona Avenue to Cooper Road.

Learn about notable employers, private investment, public investment, square-feet developed or planned by visiting Gilbert's Office of Economic Development online Growth Areas.


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