Estrella celebrated the groundbreaking of Mountain Ranch Marketplace on June 16, 2008. Mountain Ranch Marketplace, one of Estrella’s first major retail centers totaling 170,000-square-feet, will be located on the northwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Elliot Road and will be anchored by a 50,000-square-foot Bashas’ Supermarket.
“Newland has aggressively pursued commercial opportunities over the past two years, and we are confident that Mountain Ranch Marketplace will bring outstanding new retail amenities to the community of Estrella,” said Steven Pritulsky, senior vice president of operations for Newland’s Phoenix Division. “The Newland/Kitchell venture is delivering on our commitment to provide needed retail services to our residents, and we were excited to commemorate this important milestone at the groundbreaking ceremony.”
While the new Bashas’ store and other retail amenities are scheduled to open to the public in fall 2009, residents are already starting to count down the days until they will have the marketplace in their own backyard.
Newland Communities formed a partnership last year with Kitchell Corporation to develop and build Mountain Ranch Marketplace in Estrella. In addition to Bashas’, a number of retailers have expressed a strong interest in Mountain Ranch Marketplace including a day-care center, a bank, a drugstore, various restaurants, and a hardware store.
“Mountain Ranch Marketplace is one of the few grocery/drugstore-anchored neighborhood shopping centers that will open in metropolitan Phoenix in 2009,” said Chad Schubert, director of development for Kitchell Corporation. “Newland and Kitchell are known for creating high-quality projects, and I believe residents will be very proud of this shopping center.”
According to Schubert, the shopping center is one of few in the metro area to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) core and shell certification.
Among the many sustainable elements incorporated into the design are solar technologies, low-flow water fixtures and low-water-use landscaping; low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs); and preferred parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles. Construction debris will also be recycled.
“The groundbreaking of Bashas’ at Mountain Ranch Marketplace signifies Newland Communities’ commitment to the residents of Estrella, “said Greg Bielli, president of Newland Communities’ Western Region. “Since purchasing Estrella in 2005, Newland Communities has consistently delivered on its promises to the City of Goodyear and its residents by continuing to improve the quality of life at Estrella.”
Estrella by Newland Communities, located about 17 miles from downtown Phoenix on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, provides a lakeside mountain oasis nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Estrella currently offers more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, the Starpointe Residents Club, hiking trails, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus Design championship golf course. Estrella's sense of seclusion is enhanced by the adjacent 19,840-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. For more information, please visit www.estrella.com.
About Newland Communities
Newland Communities is a privately owned company that creates residential and urban mixed-use communities from coast to coast. With expertise in creating a special sense of community, they bring to life the unique history, culture and traditions of the land they develop. They believe it is their responsibility to create enduring, healthier communities so people may live life in ways that matter most to them. Newland currently has nearly 40 communities underway in 14 states. Information on Newland Communities can be found on their Web site at www.newlandcommunities.com.
About Kitchell Corporation
Kitchell Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kitchell Corporation. Founded in Phoenix in 1950, Kitchell is Arizona’s sixth-largest privately held company and a leading developer/builder. The company provides a full range of real estate development services including construction and property management and specializes in retail, office and industrial projects. Kitchell Corporation has offices in Phoenix and Carlsbad, Calif. Information on Kitchell can be found at www.kitchell.com
About Bashas’ Supermarkets
Bashas’ is an Arizona-based, family-owned and –operated grocery chain known for its made-from-scratch bakery items, full-service butcher shop, fresh produce and award-winning Chef’s Entrées. Bashas’ was established in 1932, and has given more than $100 million back to the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.bashas.com.
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