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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Gilbert, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Gilbert, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Gilbert, AZ

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Gilbert, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
 Mobile Storage Containers Gilbert, AZ
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Gilbert, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Gilbert, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Gilbert, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @


Latest News in Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert's Flying Basset Brewing to close this month. Here's how to get one last pint

Gilbert's award-winning Flying Basset Brewing announced it will close at the end of September."It has been over six years since Flying Basset Brewing opened its doors to the Arizona craft beer industry," the brewery's owners shared on the company's ...

Gilbert's award-winning Flying Basset Brewing announced it will close at the end of September.

"It has been over six years since Flying Basset Brewing opened its doors to the Arizona craft beer industry," the brewery's owners shared on the company's Instagram and Facebook pages. "Each one of those years has been a wild and eventful ride. Unfortunately, our time here will be coming to an end."

The brewery will close after service on Sept. 30. Philadelphia Sandwich Co., which operates one of its three locations from inside the Gilbert brewery, will continue serving, but food will only be available to-go beginning on Oct. 1.

The 10-barrel brewery opened in 2018 near Ray and Cooper roads, the brainchild of pilot Rob Gangon and his wife Sara Cotton. The brewery has received several accolades in the past year. Its coffee beer, Alchemist Breakfast, received a bronze medal from the World Beer Cup, an international competition hosted by the Brewers Association.

In 2022, the brewery's Mexican-style lager, El Capitan, received a gold medal for lager and a bronze for "Best in Show" at the Arizona Craft Beer Awards, an event hosted by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.

Following the closing announcement, customers and fans shared their disappointment at the loss on social media.

"This is very heartbreaking. Was an avid patron and loved this brewery. It is one of the first establishments I fell in love with upon moving to Gilbert in 2020," Joel Jaeger wrote. "To me it had the best beers top to bottom of any brewery I have ever visited. I enjoyed every new and rerelease they did along with their award-winning staples."

There were also well-wishes for the owners and the brewery team, helmed by Joshua "Archy" Archuleta.

"Sorry to hear. But you guys really did it and had a great lineup," Jaren Foster wrote. "Way to chase the dream, Rob."

The brewery's post thanked its devotees and said it will continue to offer specials on beer and merchandise until the brewery closes.

"To those who have been with us from the beginning and to all those who found us along the way, we want to thank you for all the love and support throughout the years," the post read.

These 9 restaurants are now open at Epicenter in Gilbert

With an array of options, the dining and retail hub Epicenter is buzzing with a number of shops and restaurants having opened their doors over the last several months.Located in the heart of Agritopia in Gilbert, the high-end integrated mixed-use community touts the walkability of an urban setting, where destinations to quench every craving are just a short stroll away.Speaking of hankerings, Epicenter’s high-profile ...

With an array of options, the dining and retail hub Epicenter is buzzing with a number of shops and restaurants having opened their doors over the last several months.

Located in the heart of Agritopia in Gilbert, the high-end integrated mixed-use community touts the walkability of an urban setting, where destinations to quench every craving are just a short stroll away.

Speaking of hankerings, Epicenter’s high-profile restaurant and bar lineup is running on all cylinders with the much-anticipated Buck & Rider recently opening its doors.

Here are nine Epicenter spots to grab bites and sips. Epicenter is located at 3150 E. Ray Road in Gilbert.

The popular fresh oyster and all-things-from-the-sea restaurant makes its way to the East Valley with 9,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining space. Regulars will recognize the signature details, like the famous raw bar with time-stamped cards that are constantly updated to reflect the freshness of the sustainable seafood that’s flown in daily. Guests know to flock to the sit-down sushi bar, sip on any of the 12 handcrafted cocktails and indulge in thoughtful seafood platters, aged steaks and luxe dishes such as the B&R Imperial Golden Osetra Caviar. A walnut-topped bar and a custom bronze fountain on the patio commissioned specifically for the Epicenter location are eye-catching details specific to this location.

Spinato's Pizzeria and Family Kitchen

Spinato's Pizzeria and Family Kitchen

Suite #128 480-534-8631The sixth location of Spinato's, a local pizzeria known for its Chicago-style pies, boasts a spacious patio, expansive 4,650-square-foot space to accommodate indoor dining plus large flatscreens to keep everyone entertained. Here, fans can expect the same delicious fare the restaurant has been serving Valley customers for 49 years. The diverse menu features pizzas slathered with its signature sweet sauce, hearty sandwiches stuffed into toasted baguettes, baked calzones filled with spaghetti and meal finales like house-made gelato, tiramisu and cannoli. The Epicenter location is also the debut spot for Spinato’s new vegan pizza, which can be ordered on regular or gluten-free crust as a build-your-own option.

Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

Suite #144 602-279-5080 This family-run eatery’s customizable enchiladas allow customers to craft endless combos with a bevy of options including slow-braised meats, vegetables, Mexican cheeses, and a variety of house-made sauces and salsas. Gadzooks is celebrating its 10th anniversary by opening its fifth standalone location at Epicenter. House-made tortilla soup, street tacos and salads can also be personalized with accouterments like Modelo-braised bison, cornbread, guacamole and honey vinegar slaw. Desserts like the famous pumpkin cookies topped with a brown sugar glaze also grace the menu. Floor-to-ceiling windows make for a naturally-lit 2,100-square-foot space that offers indoor and patio seating.

The sixth location of Matt’s Big Breakfast recently opened at Epicenter, bringing its famous breakfast dishes such as the Chop & Chick.


Matt's Big Breakfast

Suite #158 480-572-1034 This breakfast and lunch spot that started in a teeny space in downtown Phoenix has achieved a huge loyal following. Credit goes to its hearty and comforting lineup of egg dishes, thick-cut bacon, savory home fries and made-from-scratch melty griddlecakes, tasting so dreamy that the accompanying butter and Vermont maple syrup aren't needed.

In February, Matt’s Big Breakfast opened its sixth location, bringing to Gilbert its famous Salami Scramble with Molinari soppressata, and the Chop & Chick — a glorious duo of two eggs accompanied by a skillet-seared Iowa pork rib chop and potatoes.

Source is a one-stop-shop with a bakery, wine bar and elegant fast-casual eatery that can effortlessly go from day to night with sandwiches and salads to tapas and pizza.



Suite #104 480-687-7732

Chef Claudio Urciuoli of Pa’la fame chose this Gilbert spot for his Mediterranean-centric Source. Its one-stop-shop approach includes a bakery, wine bar, and elegant fast-casual eatery that can effortlessly go from day to night with sandwiches and salads to tapas and pizza. Urciuoli’s Italian roots are strong on the menu and reflected in dishes such as the Italian farro bowl, antipasti platter with Pecorino Toscano, and the Salsiccia pizza anchored by spicy Italian sausage from Arcadia Meat Market. Keep an eye out for new pantry items on the market shelves that span wines by the bottle and other take-home goodies.

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Belly brings its shareables and fun cocktails to Epicenter in Gilbert.



Suite #180 480-500-6464 With its second location, Belly’s modern renditions of Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese dishes find a new audience seeking a chill yet hip atmosphere. Its shareables lineup indicates more-the-merrier items are encouraged, with off-the-grill Vietnamese elote that incorporates coconut sauce and black salt, and a sambal oelek and jalapeño-adorned fiery jackfruit with hoisin sauce. The crispy soft-shell crab bao buns and Vietnamese crab cake also beg for attention. At the bar, natural wines and fun cocktails — the K-Pop Espresso Martini and the meant-to-be-shared booze bomb Belly of the Best, for starters — steal the spotlight.

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UnderTow combines inventive craft cocktails and adventure with its marine-inspired theme and virtual ship voyage.

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Suite #184 602-818-7424 Take a seafaring journey without leaving the city with UnderTow’s legendary maritime environs. Fans of the original Phoenix location know the drill: Guests are whisked away while seated in the belly of a fictional spice trader’s turn-of-the-century clipper ship under the leadership of Captain John Malloy, who encounters a bit more than rough waters along the way. The immersive experience is complemented by libations inspired by the era. The award-winning Barter & Shake team is responsible for a lengthy list that boasts classics like the Blue Hawaii and Jungle Bird. There also are newer takes like the gin-and-rum-based Poseidon’s Court and the clarified milk punch Clear Skies & Tropical Winds. Nonalcoholic cocktails crafted with housemade spirit-free spirits are also on the menu. No food is served here, but fueling up at a nearby spot won’t be difficult.

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The Beer Barn features about 30 or so rotating draft beers plus many more on its huge bottle list.


Beer Barn

Suite #150 480-264-4086 If you prefer your craft beer with sides of yoga, lawn games, and trivia, Beer Barn is your jam. The sister establishment of The Sleepy Whale beer bar and bottle shop in Chandler and The Theodore beer and wine bar and bottle shop in Phoenix offers about 30 or so rotating draft brews. Selections are featured from local businesses, and other Arizona breweries including Flagstaff’s Dark Sky Brewing Company and Tucson’s 1912 Brewing Company, as well as from California, Florida, and Maryland. More can be found on the extensive bottle list, too.

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Choices abound at Peixoto Coffee Roasters, which is among the new establishments now open at Epicenter.

Peixoto Coffee Roasters

Peixoto Coffee Roasters

Suite #100 480-597-7584 Just like the original location in downtown Chandler, the second Peixoto Coffee Roasters shop thrives on its crop-to-cup coffee starting from the family farm in Brazil before reaching the desert, where it is roasted. Grab a bag of direct trade specialty beans, a warming cup of the house drip, cold brews, or espresso concoctions that incorporate housemade syrups. Seasonal specialties include the chipotle mocha, lavender latte, and orange juniper.

Another water park is coming to metro Phoenix: What to know about Cactus Surf Park

After years of delays, Gilbert is getting closer to building its first water park.According to its updated timeline, Cactus Surf Park could open by September 2025. The 25-acre attraction at Higley and Queen Creek roads is described ...

After years of delays, Gilbert is getting closer to building its first water park.

According to its updated timeline, Cactus Surf Park could open by September 2025. The 25-acre attraction at Higley and Queen Creek roads is described in a news release as a “much-anticipated state-of-the-art water park” within Gilbert Regional Park.

The updates were made public on May 2 when the Gilbert Town Council approved an amended agreement to a private company’s plans for the water park.

If this sounds familiar, it might be because the project has been in the works for years, before the regional park was finished. The water park project, then called The Strand @ Gilbert, was first announced in 2019 and predicted to open in summer 2020.

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What to expect at Cactus Surf Park in Gilbert

According to the surf park’s website, Cactus Surf Park would be inspired by “the world-famous East Cape Baja region of Los Cabos.” The latest available information about the project shows that the facility could offer activities including:

What we know about Cactus Surf Park’s water use

Last spring, the surf park had an expected opening date of April 2024. Since then, the developer has redesigned the amenities to reduce the amount of water used and pushed back the project’s development schedule.

During its May 2 meeting, the Gilbert Town Council approved the new timeline and amendment to water-credit use. According to the Town Council’s agenda, a “more efficient design” uses 60% less water than previous plans. The venue would require 100-acre feet of water credits each year rather than 200.

“This was achieved by reducing the depths of the lagoons, while maintaining the same desired effect,” the public document reads.

An acre-foot is approximately how much water would be required to fill a football field with a foot of water. That’s a little less than 326,000 gallons.

The water used at the park will not come from Arizona’s Colorado River water supply. Instead, the park “will purchase and use recovered water credits delivered through the town’s potable water system,” according to a news release.

The change was made after the developer received community feedback during an August 2022 meeting as well as comments from town staff.

What's next in the Gilbert surf park's timeline

Another community meeting about the development will be added to the town’s calendar, which can be found at According to the development schedule, Cactus Surf Park’s public outreach deadline is June 15, 2023.

Current plans are for construction to begin in December and finish by July 31, 2025, for a September 2025 opening.

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The wait for Cactus Surf Park has been prolonged

It’s been four years since Gilbert residents were told they would be getting a water sports complex.

In 2021, investment group Cactus Surf Park LLC took over the project through a full asset purchase. The LLC is registered in Delaware, and one of its members has an Orange County, California, address.

The town owns the land at 3005 E. Queen Creek Road and is leasing it to Cactus Surf Park LLC in a public-private partnership. The investment group takes on the cost of building, operating and maintaining the park.

“The public-private partnership with Cactus Surf Park LLC will be a financial benefit to the Town of Gilbert by providing a community amenity while also serving as an additional revenue stream for the parks system,” the town’s Parks and Recreation business manager wrote in a document to the Town Council.

VAI Resort updates:Massive new Glendale resort delays opening, releases new images

Surf and water parks being developed in metro Phoenix right now

Similar developments are in the works across the Valley in Glendale and Mesa.

VAI Resort, which is under construction near State Farm Stadium in Glendale, will be home to the state’s largest hotel. It also promises a white sand beach, rooftop pools, a “swimming oasis” and a party island, among other amenities. The Arizona Republic reported in April that the entire venue is expected to use about 5 million gallons of water from a yet-undetermined source.

Also, Cannon Beach is under construction at Power and Warner roads in Mesa. Plans for the mixed-use venue include a hotel, salons and spas, restaurants, an “indoor action sports playground” and a nearly 1.9-acre wave lagoon.


Gilbert approves $1 billion, 311-acre The Ranch mixed-use project

August 1, 2023The boutique commercial real estate company IndiCap, who specializes in industrial investment and development in Arizona along with Colmena Group, a real estate development and investment company headquartered in Salt Lake City, and Arizona-based Langley Properties announced today, after a near ...

August 1, 2023

The boutique commercial real estate company IndiCap, who specializes in industrial investment and development in Arizona along with Colmena Group, a real estate development and investment company headquartered in Salt Lake City, and Arizona-based Langley Properties announced today, after a near 18 month negotiation with both the town of Gilbert and their neighbors, that the groundbreaking project has received approval on its zoning request and general plan amendment revisions, which clears the way for development of The Ranch.

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The groundbreaking 311-acre mixed-use project, located on the west side of Power Road between Elliot and Warner Roads directly off the 202 Freeway, will be the first mixed-use development of its kind to be built in Gilbert, a growing suburb of Phoenix. At build out, the project will be valued at more than $1 billion.

"We are incredibly excited and grateful for the Town of Gilbert's zoning approval, which solidifies our vision for this groundbreaking project," said Todd Ostransky, Regional Vice President of Development for Indicap. "This development will not only serve as an economic catalyst, but also as a testament to our dedication in creating a sustainable and vibrant destination that meets the evolving needs of the Gilbert community."

The Ranch in Gilbert will include multiple product types including industrial, residential, commercial, and retail. The plan also calls for more than 16 acres of green space.

Specifically, the project will include:

The Ranch221 acres of light Industrial with the potential of 3 million square feet of mid-bay and cross dock industrial buildings.

Shops at the Ranch – General Commercial consisting of 39 acres that will include multiple types of commercial, including restaurants, drive thru (QSR), storage, convenient stores, small office, fitness center, small grocer, dental office, etc.

Residences at the Ranch – an innovative and vibrant development of residential and commercial uses that will create live-work-play opportunities in the community surrounding Morrison Ranch. The plan calls for +/- 39 acres of multi-family and mixed-use product types. Multi-family will include two- and three-story homes with some ground floor commercial. Additionally, there will be a 16-acre green space that will include trails and landscaping for the community to use.

• $20m worth of offsite improvements are planned

The economic impact of this project is expected to be substantial, with the creation of thousands of jobs during the construction phase and ongoing employment opportunities across various industries upon completion. The development will attract new businesses, bolster the local economy, and serve as a catalyst for future growth in Gilbert and the surrounding region.

Gilbert man returns from Maui after coordinating relief efforts

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Kenneth Silva, who lives in Gilbert, decided to fly out to Maui on Friday and help people in his homeland impacted by the wildfires. “Maui is home. Maui is everything. Born and raised. My family is all born and raised there. It’s special,” said Silva.Silva has been living in Arizona for the past six years. His heart broke when he saw the devastation of his paradise last week. “It’s hard to think. I remember feeling hurt, like something was ripped out of you,” said Si...

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Kenneth Silva, who lives in Gilbert, decided to fly out to Maui on Friday and help people in his homeland impacted by the wildfires. “Maui is home. Maui is everything. Born and raised. My family is all born and raised there. It’s special,” said Silva.

Silva has been living in Arizona for the past six years. His heart broke when he saw the devastation of his paradise last week. “It’s hard to think. I remember feeling hurt, like something was ripped out of you,” said Silva.

He said his and his wife’s immediate families living in Lahaina are safe. However, they have lost people dear to them. “I think it’s going to take a long time to process, but you can only do what you can now. If not for those that have left us, definitely for the ones that are still here,” he said.

During his short time on Maui, Silva said he helped coordinate six helicopter supply drop-offs for families that lost their homes. He said a local church, King’s Cathedral, is offering families shelter. Silva saw other locals offering help there, such as doctors and nurses. He explained pet owners took their dogs to offer emotional support as well.

He explained the supplies dropped off at the island were donated by Hawaii locals.

Silva returned to Gilbert on Monday morning and won’t be able to fly back to Maui soon. However, he has no doubt his island’s ‘mana’ (power) will one day be restored. “Hawaii is going to be okay. Lahaina is going to make it. The people of Hawaii, Maui, Lahaina, you cannot count them out,” he said.

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