Avion at Ballpark Village development

The 75-acre parcel is part of the first phase of the Avion at Ballpark Village development.

Three new projects are coming to the West Valley, and we’re going to cover them in this week’s Business Briefcase. 

Avondale’s newest manufacturing facility, slated to open in April, will provide about 50 new jobs. Goodyear opened the door to a new restaurant, which is open. Additionally, the city is in the first phase of the residential development of the Avion at Ballpark Village. 

Avondale welcomes

Bizerba USA

In the spring, Bizerba USA Inc. will open a new plant in Avondale that will manufacture labels and produce key equipment for industrial and retail weighing and labeling solutions.

Located at the Fairway 10 complex off Interstate 10, the new facility will create 40 to 50 new light industrial jobs when it opens in April. The Avondale industrial campus provides easy access along a major freeway corridor and proximity to an international airport.

“Avondale has a ready-made labor force for light industrial and manufacturing, and Fairway 10 is the perfect location for a company such as Bizerba, giving them an edge along this strategic freeway corridor with easy access. We are excited for Bizerba’s opening next spring,” said Ken Chapa, economic development and tourism director for Avondale EDGE.

With more than 4,500 employees worldwide, Bizerba has been in business since 1866 and is a leading provider of weighing, slicing and labeling technology solutions. 

The family-owned German company’s North American headquarters is in Joppa, Maryland, including Bizerba Label Solutions, Customer Service, Distribution and Spare Parts for U.S. operations. To serve its customers faster and to meet the growing demand, the company has decided to extend its capacities by opening a new plant in Avondale.

“We are excited about this opportunity to expand in the western U.S. and specifically in the greater Phoenix area,” said Brian Evans, president of Bizerba Label Solutions. “We believe this next chapter in our business affords us the opportunity to better serve our existing customers, as well as strategic prospects both in labels and consumables, as well as service and parts. Additionally, we are happy to expand our offerings with a new product concept specifically from this plant.” 

Bizerba USA Inc. will start its operation April 1. 

Goodcents opens Goodyear location

Goodcents has added Goodyear to its growing list of new restaurant locations. Current Goodcents franchise owner Eric Lessard opened his second location at 420 N. Litchfield Road on Jan. 26.

Lessard said the location was too good to pass on. “The area is booming, with thousands of new houses and warehouses for major retailers,” he said. “It’s a newer, very busy area with a lot of people and a lot of traffic — but it didn’t have a Goodcents.”

The restaurant is built in a shopping center across from a 3-mile-long autoplex and features Goodcents’ new, modern design. The restaurant will offer online ordering, carryout, delivery, dine-in and catering services.

The menu features Goodcents’ traditional and specialty sub sandwiches, which are served on the restaurant’s signature bread. The restaurant also offers Goodcents To Go meals, packaged dinner entrées that feature pastas, pot roast, salmon and chicken. Additional offerings include freshly baked oversized cookies, boxed lunches and catering.

Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Lessard also owns a Goodcents in North Phoenix. A Valley native, Lessard lives in Peoria.

“We are so excited for Eric, our newest multi-unit franchisee,” Goodcents CEO Farrellynn Wolf said. “We look forward to his continued success and to helping him grow his second Goodcents location.”

Info: goodcentssubs.com 

Lennar purchases

75 acres at Avion

Land Advisors Organization recently helped facilitate the sale of 327 single-family platted lots at the Avion at Ballpark Village, on behalf of Communities Southwest, in a $20.2 million transaction. 

The 75-acre parcel is part of the first phase of the development, which is in Goodyear.

Land Advisors Organization professionals Greg Vogel, Ryan Semro, Bret Rinehart, Ben Heglie and Wes Campbell represented the seller, Communities Southwest. The buyer was Lennar Arizona Inc. 

The Avion at Ballpark Village consists of 154 acres of residential land zoned for a variety of residential uses at the S/SWC of Estrella Parkway and Lower Buckeye Road. Phase I of the site consists of 327 platted lots for a single-family residential subdivision. The lot mix ranges from 5,750 to 4,500 square feet, providing the buyer with a healthy range of options for development. 

The buyer expects to begin construction in Q1 2022.

“Avion at Ballpark Village is going to be one of the premier communities in Goodyear, and Communities Southwest is excited to have Lennar as the first homebuilder in the project,” said Greg Lehmann with Communities Southwest. 

“It’s been great working with everyone involved in this project — the excellent people at the city of Goodyear, the thoughtful and professional team at Lennar, and the great team at Land Advisors Organization.”

Avion at Ballpark Village will feature a 7-acre private HOA-owned Central Park that includes a pool, spa, community gathering pavilion, restrooms, two pickleball courts, ramada, shaded playground and sports field to be built as part of this first development phase. 

When fully developed, Avion will also feature seven neighborhood parks and a walking trail system running throughout the community. The two remaining phases of the community feature an additional 248 platted lots and a 24-acre residential parcel.