Goodyear moves forward with plans for new city hall, civic square
Apr 12, 2019, 4:12 AM
PHOENIX – One West Valley suburb is getting a new city hall as part of an ambitious plan to create a community centerpiece.
This week, the Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent to partner with a Valley real estate investment company to develop a community gathering spot along with a permanent city hall.
“Goodyear has envisioned a city hall project like this for decades,” Mayor Georgia Lord said in a press release Thursday.
“Our current city hall, which requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion, was meant to be temporary.”
Did ya hear? The city of Goodyear has taken its first steps in creating a new vibrant heart of the city! Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls (just west of Harkins on McDowell)
Expected completion: Mid 2022
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— Goodyear, AZ (@GoodyearAZGov) April 11, 2019
In addition to the city government’s headquarters, Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls will include a library, a 2-acre park and office space.
“Goodyear will now be able to compete to attract high-end office users, which will bring even more high-quality jobs to the area,” Lori Gary, the city’s economic development director, said in the release.
The project, located north of McDowell Road near 150th Drive, is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
The civic square will be built on 47 acres owned by Globe Corporation, which will donate some of land as part of a public-private partnership.
According to an action report, it will cost the city an estimated $83 million.
More details about the project will be made available this summer.