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Diversified Partners breaks ground on $125M Gilbert Mercy Center

Diversified Partners spearheads 11-acre development in Gilbert

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Diversified Partners, a Scottsdale-based real estate development firm, has broken ground at its envisaged Mercy Center development project, found in Gilbert at 3635 S. Val Vista Drive.

Attendees of the event were Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson; Councilmember Bobbi Buchli; Councilmember Jim Torgeson; Gilbert Chamber of Commerce President and CEO; Sarah Watts, among others dignitaries, according to a press release.

Found in the heart of the Mercy Gilbert medical district, the $125-million project will cover more than 11 acres, the release states.

A two-story, flagship Starbucks with unique firepit feature and patio space on both levels will sit on the front of Val Vista Drive. The development will also feature a two-story retail, restaurant and office space, which has already attracted a variety of tenants, including Gallery Nails, Nautical Bowls, Live Hydration Spa, Prizm Dental, Singh Dhillon Pediatric Dentistry and Willow Midwife, proponents of the project report.

“I love seeing developments provide well-planned solutions to needs within our community. This development includes two hotels that will provide necessary and quality hospitality choices for families and visitors of loved ones at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and the, soon-to-open, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, just steps across the street,” said Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson in a prepared statement.

“This development also includes a one-of-a-kind two-story Starbucks that will allow hospital staff, visitors and community members to grab a quality beverage, relax at a table or sit by a firepit on one of the patios. Diversified Partners continues to bring forth quality developments within the community.”

The construction will be led by Sigma Contracting, Upward Architects will serve as the project’s architect and Rick Engineering Company will serve as the civil engineering firm.

“We’re excited to bring this legacy property to the Gilbert community,” said Walt Brown Jr., CEO and founder of Diversified Partners. “Our goal is to create a destination that meets the needs of the growing community and enhances the surrounding area.”

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, the Town of Gilbert has seen substantial population growth and is home to 285,756 residents. Its population makes it the sixth-largest municipality in the state and the most populated incorporated town in the nation.

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