Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Chapman Automotive Group broke ground on the $60 million Scottsdale Autoshow on December 4, 2015. Photo from Johnson Carlier / Facebook

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona broke ground on a $60 million auto park in what's said to be the first development of its kind on a reservation.

The Scottsdale Autoshow will be located on 70 acres on the reservation. It will house several auto dealerships and a special area for test drives.

"We are confident that the Scottsdale AutoShow at Salt River will provide an exciting new reason to come to the East Valley," President Delbert W. Ray, Sr. told The Arizona Republic.

Chapman Automotive Group is investing $60 million in the project, according to news reports. The firm will move several of its existing dealerships to the reservation and locate about 250 employees there, the Republic reported.

The facility is slated to open in January 2017, according to news reports.

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Big auto park being built on tribal lands at Loop 101, Chapman to move dealerships from McDowell Road (The Phoenix Business Journal 12/4)
Salt River to build $60 million auto mall; first on tribal land in U.S. (The Arizona Republic 12/4)

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