Chapman moving auto park to Salt River community

Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 07, 2015

Chapman Automotive Group is relocating its dealerships from Scottsdale to a 70-acre auto park on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The project, announced Friday in partnership with Mullin 360, is believed to be the first master-planned auto-park on tribal land in the country, according to officials with the project.

Chapman is said to be contributing $60 million to the build, which will eventually be home to its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Volkswagen and Ford brands.

"This is the largest investigate in our company's history and we're pleased to be making some history with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and their new enterprise," said Chapman Auto Group CEO Eddie Davault in a news release.

The project is set to include its own test track and is expected to be completed by January 2017.

The auto park will be located near the Loop 101 and Indian School Road.