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Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa | Project Bringing Nearly 500 Jobs to East Valley

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a group of city and business leaders including Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Councilmembers Kevin Hartke, Jack Sellers and Jeff Weninger gathered in a freshly-graded dirt field to officially break ground on the $25 million Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa.

Joining the the Mayor and Councilmembers at the groundbreaking ceremony were prominent Valley businessmen, Bennett Dorrance and Mark Sklar, co-founders of the DMB real estate development company, parent company of the Village Health Clubs & Spas.

Scheduled for completion in spring 2015 and led by Sundt Construction, the 82,000 sq.-ft. Ocotillo Village [...]

Apple’s Deal in Mesa at Eastmark Honored as Top Deal by Site Selection and Business Facilities Magazines

Phoenix, Arizona – May 22, 2014: Two of America’s leading site selection magazines have selected Apple’s investment in Mesa at Eastmark as their top deals of the year. Site Selection announced this month that this $1.5 billion investment in Arizona made their prestigious annual list and Business Facilities Magazine awarded this same deal their Gold Award in January for the Economic Development Deal of the Year.

Apple purchased an existing manufacturing facility at Eastmark, a masterplanned community in Mesa, Arizona, in late 2013 to begin manufacturing sapphire glass for its products. The company has reported plans to invest [...]

AV Homes Breaks Ground on Encore at Eastmark

National Homebuilder Begins Development of 55-Plus Community at DMB’s Eastmark

SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwired – Apr 25, 2014) – AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) has broken ground on its newest 55-Plus community in DMB’s acclaimed master-planned community of Eastmark in Mesa, Ariz. The new community, located at Ray Road just east of Ellsworth, will begin sales in early 2015 and already has hundreds of interest list sign-ups. AV Homes plans to begin construction on an eight model home sales complex and Village Center prior to the end of 2014.

Encore at Eastmark has been specifically planned and designed for 55-Plus [...]

Apple Deal Wins Economic Development Deal of the Year

Business Facilities Magazine recently awarded their top prize, the Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year, to Arizona’s team that brought Apple to the state. The winning team – including GPEC, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Salt River Project, DMB, Maricopa County and the City of Mesa – was selected for their collaborative efforts to attract Apple’s manufacturing operations at Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona.

Late last year in 2013, a coalition of governments, corporations and economic development leaders worked together to pave the way for Apple to start up manufacturing operations at Eastmark. Their successful efforts demonstrate [...]

Stem-Focused Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark to open in August

MESA, ARIZONA – Edkey Inc., the parent company of 16 Sequoia Charter Schools, has completed construction plans for the new $6.5 million Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark, located on Eastmark Parkway, north of Ray Road in Mesa. The new tuition-free elementary school, which will serve 400 students, is scheduled to open in August for the 2014-15 school year.

According to Edkey CEO, Doug Pike, the Pathfinder campus at Eastmark is designed to optimize learning experiences in all spaces. Similar to a “children’s museum,” changeable interactive learning resources and demonstrations will be built into the common areas and learning [...]