Four-storey commercial project in planning phase

A local businessman works on plans for a multi-story commercial project on the south side of the intersection of Wilson and Garvey Avenues.

Contractor Robert Vannasdale, owner of Discount Cleaners at 41155 W. Garvey Ave., is in the early stages of planning a four-story mixed-use building on the site. Vannasdale would tear down the structure that houses Discount Cleaners and move it to the same 1.5-acre property, which is on the south side of Garvey where it meets Wilson Ave.

The Maricopa location is one of five discount cleaners Vannadsale has in the Phoenix metro.

The project would include commercial space on the ground floor; several Air BnB rentals on the second floor; an upscale steakhouse, to be called “Dorissimo” on the third floor; and a nightclub, tentatively called “Maricopa Skies”.

Vannasdale said he envisions a 7,000 square foot per floor building. He has already begun preparing the site for construction of the 28,000 square foot project. No timetable has been given for the start of construction or development.

Louisa R. Loomis