The city of Goodyear is bisected by Interstate 10, the city’s primary access point and a commuting corridor for the communities’ workforce.
In 2014, the city of Goodyear was approached by local consultant John Kuhn and the Chief Executive Officer of Abrazo West Campus Hospital, Stan Holm, with a vision for the vacant and visually blighting 129.2 acre flood control basin adjacent to the Interstate. Anchored by hospitals on either end, this basin could be developed through an innovative public/private partnership into a unique health, wellness, and recreation park, serving as a key focal point for the community’s Medical Innovation Corridor, a significant component of the city’s economic development strategy, and the community at large. Adelante Health Care and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), joined the alliance and, in May 2016, the Community Health Park Partnership successfully negotiated an innovative intergovernmental agreement whereby the city acquired the 129.2 acres of basin adjacent to Interstate 10 from Maricopa County for the nominal cost of $233, plus related closing costs.
Learn more about the project at wellspringpark.com.