Arizona Contractor & Community
ViaWest Group, Willmeng Construction break ground on Sight Logistics Park in Tempe
ViaWest Group, a Phoenix-based, full-service commercial real estate firm, broke ground on its latest state-of-the-art industrial development, Sight Logistics Park, along the high-visibility I-10 corridor in Tempe. Sight Logistics Park is an infill, redevelopment project that will revitalize the 17.97 acre parcel that was the former global headquarters for Insight Enterprises.
“Sight Logistics Park will be a phenomenal addition to the ViaWest Portfolio. It’s not often you get to transform a site of a Fortune 500 office building into a state-of-the-art industrial complex. The project has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate a variety of sizes and uses catering to a diverse group, including manufacturers, distributors, and all types of general industrial users,” said Danny Swancey, Partner of ViaWest Group. “It’s been such a pleasure working with the City of Tempe to collaborate on this forthcoming premier industrial complex.”
Sight Logistics Park, located at 6820 S. Harl Avenue in Tempe, is made up of two modern industrial buildings totaling 356,904 square feet. Building 1 is 155,717 square feet and Building 2 is 201,187 SF. These Class A buildings both feature 32-foot clear heights, with 33 dock-high doors and 4 drive-in doors.
Sight Logistics Park was designed by McCall & Associates Architects and the general contractor on the project is Willmeng Construction. Once work on the buildings begins, the estimated completion time is just nine months. Demolition of the former Insight headquarters began in July and the project is scheduled to finish in July of 2023.
“It wasn’t easy to get this site back to a blank slate. These buildings that were here were built to last,” said Willmeng Construction CEO James Murphy. “A lot of credit goes to the team at ViaWest Group for having the commitment to lock this project up and the fortitude and creativity to change course and move forward when others would have just pushed back from the table. We’re humbled and excited to work with them on this and to work on yet another innovative project in the City of Tempe.”
Sight Logistics Park is the second industrial development that ViaWest is delivering along the I-10 corridor. Just over three miles south on I-10, ViaWest and Willmeng Construction are nearing completion on Converge Logistics Center, a three-building infill project on the west side of the I-10 between Ray Rd. and Chandler Blvd.
Colliers International in Arizona is handling the leasing for Sight Logistics Park, with the team of Rob Martensen, Phil Breidenbach and Sam Jones leading those efforts.