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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Out millions in MUSD land deal, property owner questions motives

  Craig Emmerson was quite surprised at the news that greeted him Thursday morning. The managing member of Maricopa 240 LLC had negotiated the sale of...

Sonoran Creek Marketplace taking shape

More tenants are being announced for the future Sonoran Creek Marketplace. Some already have locations in Maricopa. Besides the previously announced Sprouts Farmers Market and...

Arizona Supreme Court to hear Pinal’s RTA case

  Arizona Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority in a case that could impact State Route 347. Wednesday,...

Dairy-to-housing conversion may create roundabout on SR 238

  It’s early days, but the long-range impact of a master-planned community on the westside of town could be a roundabout leading to an overpass. Green...

Eagle Shadow revives as next big subdivision

  What would be the first master-planned residential development in Maricopa in years is a reminder of how the city’s development started. El Dorado Holdings wants...

Sunrise Café finds second chance with new owner

Sunrise Café, the popular restaurant whose closing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic became permanent, is being resurrected by a new owner with...

Lucid Motors shows off autos to be manufactured in Pinal County

  Lucid Motors unveiled production details for its new Lucid Air in a broadcast Wednesday from its Newark, California, headquarters. The luxury electric car is set...

New general manager named at Harrah’s Ak-Chin

  Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced Michael Kintner has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. The appointment follows former GM...
COVID-19 Business Benchmarks Pinal

Pinal hits COVID-19 benchmarks to reopen businesses

Some businesses in Maricopa will be able to enter phase one of reopening after Pinal County moved Thursday to a moderate level of community...
Honeycutt Coffee Liquor License

Popular coffee shop applies for full liquor license

Honeycutt Coffee may soon be serving beer and wine along with the caramel macchiatos and chai teas that customers order now. The shop, at 44400...

Stonegate ‘village’ concept gets OK from P&Z

  The developers of Maricopa Stonegate, a proposed “village” of homes, shops and restaurants on 47 acres of land along Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, heard a...

Iconic Tire makes Maricopa debut

Iconic Tire & Service Center opened its doors for the first time Monday at 19945 N. John Wayne Parkway. Part of the Goodyear Tire family,...

City to crack down on Illegal yard-sale signs

  The City of Maricopa is tackling illegal yard-sale signs. Staff is asking for a change in the Zoning Code that would ban directional signage to...

New Stonegate development to bring homes, retail together

Developers are reimagining nearly 50 empty acres in Maricopa as a “village.” Once agricultural and now vacant, the acres between Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Allen...

Development around town

Construction and planning continue for development projects around Maricopa. A La Quinta Hotel is rising at John Wayne Parkway/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard next to...

Bahama Buck’s prepares for fall opening

  Bahama Buck’s, a shaved-ice franchise, is set to open this fall after steady construction progress. The location, 17470 N. Porter Road, is on the east...
Kristina Donnay Maricopa Wellness Center

Kristina Donnay, the nurse who stepped up on COVID-19 testing

When Kristina Donnay took it upon herself in April to provide coronavirus testing in Maricopa, she didn’t anticipate working weeks on end in the...

What a character: City creates vision of Maricopa Station

  Mundane zoning issues mainly deal with how a property is used. On the other hand, "character" is just as important as use for what...
Bob McGovern InMaricopa.com

Welcome to the new and improved InMaricopa.com

Since launching in 2004, the mission of InMaricopa.com has been to cover Maricopa like nobody else. We continue to provide the same intensive hyperlocal coverage...

200-unit housing complex gets P&Z nod but sparks vexation

  One planned project brought out frustrations entailed in the City of Maricopa’s General Plan and how traffic flow is designed. Though the Planning & Zoning...

Commission OKs apartment plan on Porter, raises question of traffic safety

  A plan for a 27-unit apartment complex raised some questions about the safety of the Porter Road corridor. Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved...

Maricopa Station, more apartment complexes on P&Z radar

  With a planned esthetic of Sonoran Southwest, Western Americana and Agrarian, a focused area of old town Maricopa is taking another step closer to...

Council critiques city’s handling of AZCares funds

  Nearly 40 businesses benefited from the City of Maricopa’s distribution of AZCares funds, with over $560,000 disbursed. The funds are to cover the costs...

Local dairy seeks redesignation as master-planned community

  Another piece of land in Maricopa may become available for residential and commercial development. Anglin Dairy, 22272 N. Green Road, on the west side of...

Global Water plans 5% increases over 3 years

  By 2024, Global Water customers may be paying $14.34 more per month for water and sewer service. Global Water Resources has another rate case coming...

Residential community planned on McDavid Road

The public review started this week on a 64-acre site planned for a single-family housing community with a small, mixed-use area. The review process for...

AZCares funds cause confusion at Maricopa Pantry

  Maricopa Pantry was caught in No Man’s Land in the effort to land funds to mitigate the costs of COVID-19 on its operation. The food...

Fixing the flooding: City moving forward with floodplain plan

  During the past decade, the City of Maricopa has leaned on three far-reaching, collaborative, highly expensive projects with hopes of transformation. One, the grade-separation of...

Emergency center wants to break ground this year

Exceptional Emergency Center would like to be able to break ground on an emergency room in 60 to 90 days. Those are the plans explained...

Construction, other development around town

Maricopa Animal Hospital, being constructed at 20035 N. John Wayne Parkway, received its commercial permit. The 3,998-square-foot structure, being constructed by TWC Design Build,...

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