Developer sought for 350-acre Gateway Aerospace Park

RFQ submission deadline is Aug. 9

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority is requesting statements of qualifications from qualified firms or teams of firms to serve as master developer for the Gateway Aerospace Park at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

The solicitation may be downloaded from online. The due date is Aug. 9.

The airport is owned and operated by the PMGAA, with a board of directors of elected officials from its member communities: the town of Queen Creek, city of Mesa, town of Gilbert, the Gila River Indian Community, city of Phoenix and the city of Apache Junction.

According to the project description, the RFQ is for firms with expertise in large industrial developments located on or adjacent to public use airports.

“PMGAA is seeking to create a public-private partnership that will maximize long-term revenues for both parties and generate economic benefit to PMGAA and the greater Phoenix region through development of approximately 350 vacant acres of aeronautical and non-aeronautical type uses on land located at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The ideal team will have significant experience in the development of large-scale industrial development including site planning, design, mix of building types and tenants, market analysis, marketing, deal structuring, public involvement, construction management, and real estate finance. Also, the ideal team will have experience developing aeronautical property and demonstrate a thorough understanding of applicable FAA guidelines and regulations, including, but not limited to; grant assurances, aircraft noise, airport height restrictions, and safety and security issues,” according to the document.

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