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News Release: PMB celebrates grand opening of Goodyear Medical Plaza, formerly a movie theater, in Goodyear, Ariz.


The leading national healthcare real estate developer converted the 1980s-era cinema to a new 50,000 square foot medical office building near the Abrazo West Campus community hospital

PMB converted the former Dickinson Palm Valley 14 movie theater (bottom) at 1325 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Ariz., into the 50,000 square foot Goodyear Medical Plaza (top).

GOODYEAR, Ariz., and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2019 – PMB, one of the nation’s leading real estate owners and developers across the continuum of care, is pleased to announce the completion of Goodyear Medical Plaza, a uniquely challenging adaptive reuse project that converted a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theater to a modern medical use.

A grand opening celebration for the project, which is currently 90 percent leased, is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 24.

The repurposed facility is located at 1325 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, immediately west of the Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute-care community hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center operated by Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network.

“PMB is proud of this beautiful facility and the innovation, collaboration and creative solutions that went into this exciting adaptive reuse project,” says Mark Toothacre, President of the San Diego-based firm.

“The finished product incorporates high-profile features that rival new, build-to-suit medical office buildings, but our strategic adaptive reuse approach delivered a gorgeous facility on a construction schedule half that of a ground-up project. The newly repurposed project creates proximate, modern medical office space further providing growth space for Abrazo’s affiliated medical group.”

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord also praises the project.

“We are so excited to see the former cinema building come to life again,” Mayor Lord says. “Goodyear Medical Plaza is a perfect example of repurposing an empty building and turning it into vibrant office space. The newly revitalized structure enhances the area and brings new jobs and opportunity for growth to the Goodyear Medical Innovation Corridor.

“We are fortunate to have these talented physicians and medical businesses offering quality healthcare to our residents. Thank you PMB for your continued investment in Goodyear.”

PMB pursued the unique conversion in response to the need for Class A medical office space in this highly constrained on-campus market. The new building expands the Abrazo West Campus wound care program, and provides such outpatient services as imaging, multi-specialty care, internal medicine, pain management, wound care and physical therapy.

PMB retained the former theater’s generous 12-foot wide common hallways to create a patient-centric public corridor and added a beautiful and completely reworked building entry. PMB also took advantage of the 22-foot ceiling heights to create open spaces with great future flexibility.

In this adaptive reuse, PMB mitigated a number of challenges, including:

■ Space planning around load bearing demising walls between theaters by carefully planning clinical pods

■ Reconfiguring the common and tenant areas to eliminate elevation changes in the existing floors.

■ Modifying an extremely dated theater exterior to create a stylish, modern appearance with a dramatic building entry.

Goodyear, Arizona is a dynamic and rapidly growing city, recently ranked No. 22 as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the U.S. by Money.com. The city continues to put its name on the map with award-winning companies choosing to call Goodyear home including Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Nike, DaVita Inc., HD Supply and Darden Restaurants. PMB in yet another industry-leading company investing in the Goodyear community to positively impact health and well-being.

The project team included globally recognized architect SmithGroup and Arizona-based general contractor AK-SAR-Ben Companies Inc.

About PMB

PMB is a full-service healthcare real estate development company that works with health systems, hospitals, medical groups, specialty providers and academic medical centers. PMB takes tremendous pride in its dedication to changing the way healthcare is delivered through innovative development of healthcare-related facilities. Its breadth of work includes ambulatory care centers, medical office buildings, inpatient hospitals, post-acute hospitals, senior living and parking structures. PMB has developed over 100 facilities to date representing approximately 5.5 million square feet. The firm owns and manages 66 medical facilities comprising over 4.2 million square feet. For more information, please visit www.pmbllc.com.

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News Media Contact: Heather Williams, Director of Marketing, PMB, 858.794.1900, HWilliams@pmbllc.com

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