Mariposa Land Port of Entry
The Mariposa Land Port of Entry is one of the United States' busiest land ports, serving as the main entry point for fresh produce entering from Mexico. As cross-border traffic grows and the facility ages, port managers have faced increasing challenges in processing cargo and serving the traveling public.
To improve conditions for port officers, distributors and everyday travelers, the GSA launched a Recovery Act project to expand and modernize the port. New state-of-the-art buildings and facilities will enable the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to more effectively bring safety, security and efficiencies to the port’s visitors. The project is also expected to promote local economic growth and create new jobs in the area.
The $184 million modernization and expansion of the nation’s third-busiest land port of entry will be built to achieve LEED® Silver certification for its use of energy-efficient technologies, including a solar panel array, solar-powered domestic hot water and advanced lighting. The Pacific Rim’s goal is to offset 20 percent of the facility’s energy consumption with solar power produced on site.
200 North Mariposa Road
Approximately 216,000 Gross Square Feet
Total Cost of Construction
Design Architect/Architect of Record
Jones Studios, Inc.
Vanir Construction Management, Inc. (Phase 1)
Heery International, Inc. (Phases 2-4)
General Contractor (Phases 1 - 4)
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Anticipated Completion Date
Major Tenants and Partners
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
The Mariposa Land Port of Entry was awarded in 2011 as one of
11 national GSA Design Excellence winners.
The Mariposa Land Port of Entry was awarded on January 20, 2011 as one of 11 national GSA Design Excellence winners. The port was selected as a winner in the "Communications" category. The design of the port utilizes color and other innovative techniques that nonverbally communicate information and directions without excessive directional signage.
The general contractor is Hensel Phelps Construction Company. 13 of 14 firms under subcontract to Hensel Phelps are southern Arizona firms and 58 percent of subcontracts are with small businesses.
The region expects construction to be completed in 2014.
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