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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Tempe, 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. Tempe, 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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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

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.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

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.

CUSTOM STORAGE

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.

LOCAL MOVE

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.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

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.

MOVING & STORAGE

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.

OFFICE USE

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.

BUSINESS USE

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

CUSTOM USE

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.
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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.

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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.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Tempe, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

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.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Tempe, AZ

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 Tempe, 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.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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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.
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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.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Tempe, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Tempe, AZ

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

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 Tempe, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Tempe, AZ

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 Tempe, 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.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

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.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Tempe, 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.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

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.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

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.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

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.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Tempe, AZ?

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Latest News in Tempe, AZ

Coyotes hope to agree with Tempe on arena plan by end of year

The Arizona Coyotes hope that open discourse with the city of Tempe and its residents will allow them to, in an ideal world, finalize plans by the end of the year on the team’s proposed entertainment district and arena, team president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez told Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday.“We respect the process that, really, the city of Tempe is in charge of,” Gutierrez said. “We certainly would love to get something done in terms of an agreement sometime in the fall or before the end of the y...

The Arizona Coyotes hope that open discourse with the city of Tempe and its residents will allow them to, in an ideal world, finalize plans by the end of the year on the team’s proposed entertainment district and arena, team president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez told Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday.

“We respect the process that, really, the city of Tempe is in charge of,” Gutierrez said. “We certainly would love to get something done in terms of an agreement sometime in the fall or before the end of the year so that early part of next year we’re really beginning remediation (of the land). That would be ideal.

“Clearly we’re not in control here. We’re going to go through the process, we’re going to answer all the questions, we’re going to be out in the community as we have been since (owner Alex Meruelo) bought the team and I joined shortly thereafter.”

Tempe’s city council on June 2 voted 5-2 in favor of moving forward with a planning stage that includes discussions between the team, developers and city that weren’t allowed before.

The approving vote did not secure the Coyotes a chance to go forward with building an arena district, but a “no” vote would have meant Tempe declined the request for proposal (RFP) submitted in September 2021.

Gutierrez told Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday that the team began talks with Tempe immediately after the city voted on June 2. He said the Coyotes are confident there are no major hurdles to cover with the city of Phoenix, the Federal Aviation Administration or Sky Harbor International Airport regarding plans for the entertainment district.

The FAA had issued concerns over the proposal including residential units that would be impacted by the noise created by the flight path from one of the airport’s main runways.

“We understand Tempe’s desire to develop this land east of the Airport, and Phoenix Sky Harbor is not in opposition to the Tempe Entertainment District development as a whole,” Sky Harbor officials said in a release after the city council vote. “Our concern has been and remains with the proposed residential high rise which would violate the terms of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA from 1994) between Phoenix and Tempe.”

Gutierrez said the Coyotes are “confident” their application to move forward with their plans will be approved by the FAA.

“We made it very clear that this intergovernmental agreement between the city of Tempe and city of Phoenix does allow all the uses, including the residential that we’ve proposed,” Gutierrez said.

Now, the process involves talks between the city, but Gutierrez said discussions with residents of Tempe will be a key piece to advancing toward cementing plans.

The team believes the vote on June 2 was the first step in beginning that conversation with citizens before an agreement can be reached that allows the Coyotes to begin remediation of the land that once served as a landfill.

“(The fans) saw the live-work-play entertainment district and sports district that we are proposing,” he said. “Getting that out to folks in Tempe, having them understand that taxpayers will not be at risk whatsoever (is a priority). We will be putting up the money. There are bonds that we are requesting but the collateral for those bonds are the land we are buying and the real estate that we are developing.

“This is not just an arena project. This is an urban redevelopment project that will be best-in-class around the country and it will happen to (include a) best-in-class sports facility that would be the home of our team.”

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Eno Benjamin’s improvement not lost on Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury

TEMPE — The pads have yet to come on this offseason for the Arizona Cardinals, but that hasn’t stopped some players from standing out over OTAs and minicamp.Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has taken notice of the development of a handful of young players this offseason, but none more than third-year pro and former Arizona State Sun Devil Eno Benjamin.After saying he looked like a starting running back on Tuesday, the head coach doubled down on his praise for Benjamin following Day 2 of minicamp.“More than an...

TEMPE — The pads have yet to come on this offseason for the Arizona Cardinals, but that hasn’t stopped some players from standing out over OTAs and minicamp.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has taken notice of the development of a handful of young players this offseason, but none more than third-year pro and former Arizona State Sun Devil Eno Benjamin.

After saying he looked like a starting running back on Tuesday, the head coach doubled down on his praise for Benjamin following Day 2 of minicamp.

“More than anything, like I talked about last year, I thought he came on, the professionalism, the work ethic,” Kingsbury said Wednesday. “We knew he was a very talented runner when the ball is in his hands. He has changed his body, he’s leaner.

“The pass-catching ability, the (pass protection) has just improved dramatically. He was running to exhaustion every day he was here at OTAs. Really excited about what I’ve seen from him and how far he’s come.”

It’s all about mentality for Benjamin, whose NFL journey hasn’t been a typical one.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Benjamin went from ASU starter to the back of Arizona’s roster. He did not record a snap his rookie year.

Fast forward to Year 2 and the reps finally started to come his way, albeit in a limited fashion. At season’s end, the RB recorded 34 carries and seven kick returns for 280 total yards and a touchdown over nine games played.

Now, Benjamin is thinking less and playing even faster as he continues to pick up the details of Arizona’s offense.

He credits his improved play to patience and keeping the faith that he’s on the right path.

“No tough situation lasts forever,” Benjamin said Wednesday. “If you’re confident, God’s always going to work in mysterious ways and whether or not it works out in one spot, I know for sure it’s going to work out somewhere.”

“Leaving high school going to college I had to wait my turn,” he added. “Something was expected here. I feel like it did take a little bit longer but I guess it’s just arriving at the end of the road. Regardless of how you’re getting there, just get there.”

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– Benjamin on being near ASU and seeing former Sun Devil Evan Fields trying out for the team:

“A lot of memories do come by as I’m going or driving through certain areas or certain particular places. I got a teammate from college, Evan Fields, who’s here, so probably going to try to make the best of that like old times as well.

“It was honestly great (to see him out on the practice field). Evan was my roommate in college and so it makes it that much better.”

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Man turns himself in after video shows him allegedly assaulting Phoenix Uber driver

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The man who allegedly assaulted an Uber driver early Sunday morning has been charged. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Jason Ackley, 38, turned himself in late Monday night after seeing video of himself attacking the driver. He was booked on one count of misdemeanor assault.The driver, Jonathan Carroll, said he’s glad the passenger will be held accountable for their actions. “You can’t do stuff like that, you gotta control your emotions, and he didn’t, and unfort...

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The man who allegedly assaulted an Uber driver early Sunday morning has been charged. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Jason Ackley, 38, turned himself in late Monday night after seeing video of himself attacking the driver. He was booked on one count of misdemeanor assault.

The driver, Jonathan Carroll, said he’s glad the passenger will be held accountable for their actions. “You can’t do stuff like that, you gotta control your emotions, and he didn’t, and unfortunately, he’s going to have to pay the price for it,” he said. The assault was captured on Carroll’s dash camera.

Carroll said the ride started out contentious. It took him several minutes to find the passenger. Carroll tried to explain the situation, and Ackley responded with some choice words. Carroll then asked him to get out. “You really won’t drive me home bro,” he said. “No I won’t,” Carroll responded. “Wow, all right,” Ackley said. Seconds later, Ackley started punching him. “I got you on dash cam, dude,” Carroll tells him.

It happened early Sunday morning on Baseline Road near 51st Avenue. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed an incident report was filed and that Ackley turned himself in. In court documents, Ackley reportedly admitted to it. Officers say he told investigators he was “intoxicated and upset…the victim refused to transport him.”

Carroll said he’s been driving for Uber for eight years and has done 13,000 plus rides. He’s never had concerns for his safety. Arizona’s Family asked him how he was able to remain so calm. “Part of me really wanted to fight with this guy, but the better part of me said don’t do it, you don’t know if he’s got a knife, he could stab you or if he has a gun, he could shoot you,” Carroll said.

In a statement, Uber wrote, “It’s disturbing to watch the attack against the driver. Violence of any kind is not tolerated on the platform and the rider has been deactivated. We stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”

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Tempe's plan for the Arizona Coyotes will be nothing but trouble for Sky Harbor Airport

Opinion: It's easy to predict what will happen when Tempe builds 1,000 new homes near the airport's southern runway, and none if it is good for any of us.opinion contributorsPreserving the asset that is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has necessarily been a cooperative economic project between Valley cities.Since 1994 Phoenix and Tempe have been guided by ...

Opinion: It's easy to predict what will happen when Tempe builds 1,000 new homes near the airport's southern runway, and none if it is good for any of us.

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Preserving the asset that is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has necessarily been a cooperative economic project between Valley cities.

Since 1994 Phoenix and Tempe have been guided by our intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that was born out of Tempe’s desire to stop the development of a new runway at Sky Harbor – today’s southern, third runway. That agreement addresses the flight paths departing Sky Harbor to the east and protects Tempe residential neighborhoods from aircraft noise along those routes.

For more than 25 years, Sky Harbor’s growth, expansion and development plans have been made with the IGA and adherence to its prescribed eastbound departure path in mind.

Tempe even appointed its own aviation commission to ensure that the terms of the agreement remain viable and enforced. All of this to protect Tempe neighborhoods from the life-altering experience of having a flight path directly over their homes.

Residential units violate a longstanding agreement

We are gravely concerned that Tempe’s recent request for proposal for a new entertainment district – centered around a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes – includes well over 1,000 new residential units, in clear violation of the intergovernmental agreement.

These residential units are proposed to be built directly under the very flight paths that were created by the intergovernmental agreement to protect Tempe residents.

As previously communicated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Air Line Pilots Association, the airlines themselves and by the professional management of Sky Harbor, no residential development can be permitted in this area – less than 10,000 feet from the end of the two south runways – without compromising those flight paths and significantly threatening the airport’s continued operation and future growth.

As community leaders who embrace cooperation and compatible growth, it is essential, if the entertainment district proposal moves forward, that all residential development be removed from consideration.

Taking that action would preserve the existing IGA, protect the existing flight paths over Tempe, and not undermine the future growth of Sky Harbor – the most valuable real estate asset to our state’s economy.

Insulation won't stop the noise complaints

If this agreement is ignored by Tempe and some 4,000 people move in directly under the flight path, we know what will happen next. The incessant aggravation of having commercial aircraft fly low and directly overhead as often as every minute will result in new noise complaints, calls for airport restrictions, arguments for new flight paths, and limits on air service.

We know this from our shared history (when Tempe sued to stop Sky Harbor’s growth because of noise concerns), our own recent experience (when the FAA changed flight paths to the west of the airport), and from the experiences of other communities around the country.

Proposals such as residential noise insulation are not the answer.

We are a community that likes to be outdoors enjoying our Arizona sunshine, having coffee on the balcony, walking the dog, grilling burgers with neighbors. We are not a community that remains inside of a sound-insulated apartment with windows closed.

If Tempe wants to be relieved of its promises under the intergovernmental agreement, the cities could agree to sunset the IGA and openly negotiate with Sky Harbor and surrounding neighborhoods about the future flight paths heading east of the airport.

Don't box in a major economic asset

Accepting the current proposal without resolving the flight path issue jeopardizes our regional travel and tourism industry, including everyone who relies on the airport for travel and employment, and the many existing residents and businesses that depend on the existing agreement for their domestic peace and tranquility.

Sky Harbor has become Arizona’s most valuable economic asset and essential to our state’s continued growth, with:

It is our sincere hope that Tempe leadership will embrace the history of cooperation that we built together over many decades and work with Sky Harbor Airport, the airlines, the pilots’ associations and neighbors to ensure that everyone’s best interests are served.

Remove the residential component and proceed with further discussions to determine options for development that can preserve this important relationship.

Thelda Williams, Paul Johnson, Terry Goddard and Phil Gordon have all served as Phoenix mayor. Share your thoughts at skyharbor@phoenix.gov.

Speak of the Devils Podcast Sitdown Series - Bobby Wade

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Following a year of struggles, Arizona State’s passing game will be a major focus in 2022. While the quarterback battle will garner top billing, the rebuilding wide receiver corps will be a critical factor this fall. After serving as the group’s interim coach in 2021, Bobby Wade now has the job and a hefty workload ahead. He will look to elevate a talented but relatively inexperienced group that saw five key members depart during the offseason. On this episode, the Arizona prep legend discusses the...

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Following a year of struggles, Arizona State’s passing game will be a major focus in 2022. While the quarterback battle will garner top billing, the rebuilding wide receiver corps will be a critical factor this fall. After serving as the group’s interim coach in 2021, Bobby Wade now has the job and a hefty workload ahead. He will look to elevate a talented but relatively inexperienced group that saw five key members depart during the offseason. On this episode, the Arizona prep legend discusses the lessons from last year, dealing with departures, breakout candidates, building rapport with a new quarterback, beating his alma mater (yet again), and much more.

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Running Backs Coach Shaun Aguano: He discusses the 2022 stable of backs, their roles in the new offense, the pressure of helping a developing passing game, how NIL and the portal have changed coaching, strengthening local recruiting, how he’s evolved as a coach, and much more.

Athletic Director Ray Anderson: On this episode, Anderson goes in depth on ASU’s NIL strategy, the status of the NCAA investigation, key wins over Arizona, critical Pac-12 and NCAA issues, the next major changes in college sports, and much more.

Defensive Line Coach Robert Rodriguez: We discuss his group of linemen, how NIL and the portal have changed coaching, recruiting, how he’s evolved as a coach, and much more.

Defensive Coordinator Donnie Henderson: We discuss this new tenure as Edwards’ DC, why he came back, scheme changes, the returning and new personnel, spring practice goals, and more.

Offensive Coordinator Glenn Thomas: We discuss why he took the job, scheme, philosophy, playcalling, QBs, revitalizing the passing game, and much more.

Defensive Backs Coach Aaron Fletcher: We discuss his coaching journey, his influences and philosophies, playing DB in an era of offense, the 2022 Devils DBs and much more.

Head Coach Herm Edwards: We dive into the issues of the 2021 season, his staff’s turnover, the issues facing recruiting, how the 2022 squad is shaping up, how the NCAA investigation will impact the program and his legacy, and much more.

Defensive Lineman B.J. Green: The walk-on turned sack leader discusses his impressive debut year, why he passed up scholarship offers to walk-on across the country, robotics, and more.

Inside Sun Devil Sports Medicine: Dr. Anikar Chhabra and Dr. Joanne Vogel give you an inside look the wholistic approach ASU takes regarding the well-being and recovery of its student athletes.

Head women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne: Heading into her 25th season at the helm, CTT discusses her motivations, the lessons from the COVID year, the importance of mental health, the exciting new players and experienced returners, expectations, and much more.

Assistant basketball coach Joel Justus: ASU’s newest coach discusses his time at Kentucky, learning from John Calipari, coaching with Bobby Hurley and more.

Guard Marreon Jackson: The reigning MAC Player of the Year discusses his road to Tempe, making a better life through hoops, and more.

Forward Kimani Lawrence: The veteran discusses why he came back, the value of loyalty, being a positive role model, what went wrong last year, the influx of new talent, and much more.

Hall of Famer DB Mike Haynes: Haynes discusses his unlikely road to ASU, the tough love from Frank Kush, the desire he had to play WR, his favorite memories as a Sun Devil, his work today helping players transition out of the game, raising awareness healthy living, and more.

Hall of Fame Safety David Fulcher: The legend discusses his illustrious Sun Devil career, what his enshrinement in the Hall of Fame means, his charitable work, his time with the Bengals, his views on Herm Edwards and the current Sun Devils, and much more.

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