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Glendale Mixed Use Development

Mixed-Use Project to Spur Economic Development in Glendale

The city of Glendale and the Arizona Cardinals are collaborating with Plaza Companies on a mixed-use project that will spur economic development in the city and region. The 62-acre site is located east of Loop 101, south of State Farm Stadium and to the east of the new Crystal Lagoons Island Resort development.

It includes a parcel in the northwest portion of the property owned by an affiliate of the Arizona Cardinals. The remainder of the site is owned by the city of Glendale.

Upon completion, the vision for this mixed-use environment could include up to 600,000 square feet of class-A office development, more than 60,000 square feet of retail amenities, restaurant/entertainment/hotels and approximately 230 units of multifamily. The site will provide event parking for the stadium and resort.

“We are looking forward to creating a significant economic engine for the West Valley that will add to the substantial private investment pouring into the growing sports and entertainment district that includes State Farm Stadium, Gila River Arena, Westgate Entertainment District the Crystal Lagoons Island Resort development and the many other amenities in the area,” said Sharon Harper, chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies. “We know from experience that a strong public-private partnership can lead to transformative economic impact.”


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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