Goodyear Medical Plaza Opens in Former Palm Valley Cinema

PMB transforms theater building into state-of-the-art Class A medical offices

Post Date:10/25/2019 10:30 AM


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PMB LLC, one of the nation’s leading real estate owners and developers across the continuum of care, celebrated the grand opening of the Goodyear Medical Plaza yesterday. This uniquely challenging adaptive reuse project converted a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theater to a modern medical facility.

The repurposed facility, which is currently 90% leased, is located at 1325 N. Litchfield Road, 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.

“We are so excited to see the former cinema building come to life again,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. “Goodyear Medical Plaza is a perfect example of repurposing an empty building and transforming it into vibrant office space. The offices will also bring new jobs and opportunities 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 outpatient services such as imaging, multi-specialty care, internal medicine, pain management, wound care, and physical therapy.

“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.”

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

In this adaptive reuse, PMB mitigated several 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

PMB is yet another industry-leading company investing in the Goodyear community to positively impact health and well-being.

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 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.

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About City of Goodyear

Goodyear, Arizona has a diverse blend of amenities with abundant business, cultural, educational and entertainment resources. Today, the city’s population is nearly 85,000 and features a highly educated and skilled workforce, just minutes from the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The low cost of doing business, robust transportation options, fiber connectivity and a lot of southwest charm create the right economic conditions to power any business. Goodyear is one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing regions in the nation and spring training home to MLB’s Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Ball, Dick's Sporting Goods, Nike, UPS, and Darden Restaurants have chosen Goodyear as the place to be.

Media Contact:
Tammy Vo, M.B.A., PMP
Communications Director

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


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