TRANSPORTATION: On the Right Path
Santa Cruz Commerce Center is at the hub of important current and planned transportation services.
The Union Pacific Railroad parallels the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway from Casa Grande to Gila Bend. Currently, between 45 and 55 freight trains operate daily through Maricopa. Amtrak’s Orlando-Los Angeles Sunset Limited has a scheduled stop in Maricopa. The Amtrak station is located just east of the SR 347 crossing of the UPRR tracks. Santa Cruz Commerce Center is about 40 miles from the proposed Red Rock switching yard near Picacho Peak.
Sky Harbor Airport: The Commerce Center is about 38 miles from this international airport by surface travel and about 28 miles by air from Ak-Chin Regional Airport.
Ak-Chin Regional Airport: The Ak-Chin Indian Community bought the Phoenix Regional Airport in 2006 and renamed it Ak-Chin Regional Airport. In 2012-2013, more than $1 million worth of improvements were completed.
The next phase of improvements included reactivating the self-service fuel system; securing the airport with perimeter fencing; installing runway lighting; adding a 24/7 bathroom facility in the terminal building; and installing an AWOS system. The next phase of planned improvements include constructing additional tiedowns, t-shades, and t-hangers.
FAA Identifier: A39
ARC: B-1 (small)
Lat/Long: 32°59’26.90″ N / 111°55’06.70″ W
Field Elevation: 1,300 feet MSL
Fuel Storage: 20,000 Gal. Tank/100LL AvGas
Other: AWOS 126.900
Length (feet) — 4,751
Width (feet) — 50’
Displaced Threshold — 290
Strength (pounds) — 12,500 (SWG)
Pavement — Asphalt
New Hydroponics Operation to Grow its Business at Ak-Chin/in News & Updates /by robin
On July 19, Ibarra Family Farms broke ground on its first U.S. hydroponic operation at Santa Cruz Commerce Center, the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s industrial park. The wholesale operation will produce leafy greens for farmers markets, supermarkets and local restaurants. Phase1 will consist solely of the installation of a 16,128 SF pre-engineered/pre-fabricated greenhouse manufactured by Cravo […]