Falcon Field Pursuing Biomedical Tech Campus Development

Original Article VIA East Valley Tribune

While all eyes are on the high-profile SkyBridge development at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa’s smaller airpark is making headway on a business park project of its own.

Mesa officials expect to put out an RFP by the end of November to officially kick off the search for a developer for Falcon Tech Center, a proposed biomedical campus that would be home to medical, biomedical and medical device companies at Falcon Field.

Before that can happen, the city will need to receive environmental assessment approval from the FAA. The 30-day review period for that assessment ends this month, said Lori Gary, senior project manager for Mesa’s Office of Economic Development.

Falcon Tech Center will sit on about 70 acres of Falcon Field property west of Greenfield Road that is currently home to a citrus grove. The primary uses for the proposed project would be light manufacturing, research and development, laboratories and administrative facilities.

If all goes according to plan, Gary anticipates that design work will begin in summer or fall of 2018, with groundbreaking in late 2018 or early 2019.

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