Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is the busiest contract air traffic control tower in the United States and one of the most successful commercial airports in the region, but Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority has plans to make it even better.





Building on the masterplan finalized in 2020, PMGAA hopes to maximize the potential of the east side of the airport, GatewayEast, which spans approximately 700 acres. Because the Loop 202, State Route 24, and main thoroughfares of Ray, Ellsworth, and Pecos roads are nearby, the east side is capable of supporting a number of operations.

GatewayEast preliminary planning includes development of a new commercial passenger service terminal, industrial parcels, retail spaces, and aeronautical facilities. A Request for Qualifications for a Master Developer will be issued in the coming weeks. Please check to view the RFQ when released.


GatewayEast Preliminary RFQ Timeline

  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) released: January 21, 2021
  • Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) due: March 18, 2021
  • Week of April 19, 2021: Interviews (if necessary)
  • Week of May 3, 2021: Request for Proposals (RFP) released
  • Week of July 2, 2021: Proposals due


GatewayEast Conceptual Land Use Plan


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GatewayEast is comprised of 700 acres on the airport's east side



GatewayEast Virtual Event - January 2021