McCarthy Building Cos. recently completed the topping out of the $17.5-million Matador Activity Center at Arizona Western College (AWC). The center features a two-story, 45,000-sq-ft building set on 3.5 acres. Located in Yuma, Ariz., the center, which will open in the fall, will include a lecture hall, multiple instructional modalities, shared common areas, conference rooms, maker space, an eatery, game areas and a multimedia center and esports arena. The building also will include 13,000 sq ft of administrative space on the second floor.

“Achieving topping out on the Matador Activity Center is exciting and brings our objective of further contributing to the student experience at Arizona Western College and serving future generations closer to realization,” said AWC President Daniel Corr in a press statement. “We’re thrilled to see the progress on the building and look forward to opening it up to our students and staff this fall.” Jakob Lund, project manager for PCL, said, “On site and around campus you can feel the excitement for what the new building will bring to the students and staff. We’re proud to help make the college’s vision of an enhanced student engagement experience a reality.”

EMC2 is the design architect on the center. Major trade partners working on the project include Haxton Masonry, Delta Diversified Enterprises, Yuma Valley Contractors, Pacific Steel Inc. and Progressive Roofing.

Goodyear AirPark groundbreaking

Photo courtesy Lincoln Property Co.

Lincoln Property Co.’s Southwest division, LPC Desert West , and Scottsdale-based Harvard Investments joined with the city of Goodyear, Ariz., and project stakeholders on Jan. 12 to break ground on Phase 1 of Goodyear AirPark. The Class A industrial development is located on 565 acres adjacent to the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport. At build-out, it will total 7 million sq ft and include up to 20 buildings. This first phase totals 1.6 million sq ft in six buildings ranging from 81,000 to 775,000 sq ft with up to 40 ft clear height, multiple points of ingress and egress, private truck courts and parking. The architect is Butler Design Group, and the general contractor is Stevens-Leinweber Construction. Goodyear AirPark sits approximately three miles south of Interstate 10 and is adjacent to State Route MC 85, a high-volume east/west trucking route connecting Goodyear with Mexico. The park also sits immediately adjacent to a dark fiber line, making the location favorable for data center development.