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Old 08-02-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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It seems like the only area around Phoenix without much development.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Inside the 101
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That's Laveen. It has historically been an agricultural area but has more recently been annexed into Phoenix. There has been a lot of housing built there, but also a lot of delays in development due to the real estate crash. Also, some of the land is remaining undeveloped as the corridor for the proposed South Mountain Freeway, which, if built, might bring more development to the area.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Sort of the middle of nowhere. Develop it for what?
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: La Jolla, CA
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^^^ Not much to develop.

The unicorn 202 South Mountain project, if it ever even happens, might change things. But the result will probably be more gas stations, and maybe another truck stop to compete with Flying J. I'm not seeing another Kierland-Scottsdale Quarter... the surroundings won't support that type of thing at this time (IMO).
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: The Wild Wild West
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Laveen is similar to what the city Surprise was like just a few years ago when all of a sudden development took off. With a 25 year projection of 6.5 million population in the Metro by then area that area has to build out.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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Part of that is also Indian reservation. Was just out in that area this morning to go running in South Mountain and drove through a big chunk of the circle in your image. Closer to I-10 it is prime industrial land, perfect for warehouses & manufacturing and that is being built up really fast right now. Lots of spec warehouses that are recently built or there is a sign stating that they are coming along Buckeye Road, Van Buren and Lower Buckeye Road.

Further south of Van Buren I have just started to see signs advertising for new subdivisions coming the winter or spring of 2015. So new housing starts are just around the corner.

Once you get below Broadway, it is a combination of agriculture and the Indian reservation. When I read the master plan for the city of Avondale, it doesn't look like much residential will be coming anytime soon that far south. Avondale does not have the infrastructure in place to handle development yet. It might be another decade before that happens.
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