The Scottsdale, Arizona-based Sunbelt Holdings, which specializes in real estate management, investment, and development, is being brought in as the manager of the extensive Wild Horse Pass extension.
Located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Loop 202 freeway, the Wild Horse Pass belongs to the Gila River Indian Community, a Native American community of more than 11,300 residents in southern Arizona.
Already the home to the Gila River Hotels & Casinos, as well as the Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and the Whirlwind Golf Club, the Wild Horse Pass property is expected to see a wide variety of new project construction.
The goal behind the expansion is to establish the Wild Horse Pass as a premiere large-scale sports and entertainment district.
New construction planned for the more than 3,300 acres includes a wellness center, outdoor amphitheater, special events center, timeshare complex, and both new office and retail space.
It is thought that it will ultimately take more than three decades for the Wild Horse Pass to be completely built out, at an estimated cost of well over $1 billion.
In a statement, David White, general manager of the Wild Horse Pass Development Agency, said the long-planned expansion project will “create exceptional entertainment and lifestyle experiences, new jobs for community members, and will evolve our culture and legacy.”
By Garry Boulard
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