gilbert, arizona to explore possible hotel and resort construction inside growing regional park
A 272-acre park that is still being developed in the town of Gilbert, Arizona may eventually be the site of a new hotel or resort.
In issuing a Request for Qualifications, the town specifically said it would like to see developed on some 10 acres of the Gilbert Regional Park a project that “would broaden and diversify the economic base within the community.”
The invitation is also asking for a respondent with a “proven record and exemplary reputation for working with a government entity in executing similar successful development projects.”
The Gilbert Regional Park, located on the south side of town at the intersection of Queen Creek Road and Higley Road, was launched after months of public input and is slated to see the construction of such recreational amenities as tennis courts, and volleyball, basketball, and pickle ball space.
A 25-acre water park called The Strand @ Gilbert - with lagoon, cabanas, and a sand beach, among other features - is currently in development at the park and expected to open next summer.
The Request for Qualification also suggests that the 10 acres in question could be used for complementary retail and conference center space.
Deadline for the RFQ is September 4.
By Garry Boulard
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