Westgate City Center
Westgate City Center is currently leasing Class-A office space of customizable size in its current phase as well as its future expansion.
Westgate City Center is the name of a mixed-use development located in Glendale, Arizona. Owned and developed by The Ellman Companies,Westgate is described as a super-regional destination for shopping, entertainment, commercial office and luxury residential. Funded by millionaire New York architect Ron Elsensohn and anchored by the Jobing.com Arena, home of the NHL team the Phoenix Coyotes, the complex is planned to eventually feature 8,000,000 sq ft (740,000 m2) of retail space and become one of the premier entertainment destinations in the region, attracting a projected 22 million visitors annually upon completion.
Glendale Arizona’s Westgate City Center is a 223-acre (0.90 km2), mixed-used development that will ultimately include up to 8,000,000 square feet (740,000 m2) of shopping, dining, entertainment, high-end condominiums, parks, and office space. It is anchored by Jobing.com Arena, home of the NHL Coyotes, and adjacent to the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowl XLII.
Development of Westgate City Center began with the construction of the Jobing.com Arena, then referred to as the Glendale Arena. Construction of the Arena was completed in late 2003 and it hosted its first NHL game on December 27 of that same year, while construction of the remainder of Westgate’s Entertainment District began in October 2005, opening one year later.
The project has been split into multiple phases to facilitate construction and development. Phase I, the initial 510,000-square-foot (47,000 m2) development, opened to the public on November 17, 2006 in limited fashion with only a few restaurants and a sports merchandise store, with other retailers, restaurants and a 20-screen theater opening in the following weeks. Phase I also includes an upmarket 12-story Renaissance Hotel completed in mid 2007, and a convention center, as well as outdoor entertainment facilities. Westgate City Center is now home to more than 30 bars and restaurants as well as a vibrant mix of national, regional and local retailers.
Phase II will add an estimated 436,000-square-foot (40,500 m2) retail destination center and 105,000 square feet (9,800 m2) of "neighborhood retail" to be integrated into a 440-unit residential district.
The development of future phases will be contingent upon market demand and is yet to be scheduled, although estimated completion dates range from 2010 to 2015 at a potential total cost of $1 billion.