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Owners look to revitalize western valley shopping and office complex

Written By:

Conor Shine

After buying Village Square in late 2011, the shopping and office center’s new owners quickly set to work recruiting new tenants, adding 10 businesses since the start of the year.

Now the owners, Westport Capital Partners, are looking to build on that momentum by launching a wide-reaching renovation of the 240,000-square-foot complex near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road in the western valley.

The renovation, which broke ground Tuesday and is scheduled to wrap up by the end of the year, will give the center a facelift and improve accessibility, with redesigned parking areas, better pedestrian walkways, new signage and new facades, said Colby Durnin, a principal with Sentinel Development, which is managing the project. The developers did not disclose the cost of the renovations but said the construction and addition of new tenants should create about 250 jobs over the next year.