Commercial project proposed near Honeycutt and Porter roads

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This site south of Honeycutt Road and east of Porter Road could be home to more than 40,000 square feet of retail and flex commercial space if a proposed two-building project gains city approval. [Alpine Development Partners LLC]

Alpine Development Partners LLC is proposing a commercial development to be known as Maricopa Commercial Center on a site east of Porter Road and south of Honeycutt Road.

The vacant property originally as slated for high-density, residential use but has remained undeveloped. The gross area is 3.6 acres in four parcels, and Alpine is requesting the General Plan amendment change of parcel 1, which covers 1.69 acres.

The proposed development consists of two buildings: a 15,410-square-foot, multi-tenant retail building; and a 25,600-square-foot multi-tenant, flex-commercial building. They would be on separate parcels.

Alpine described the benefits of the proposed amendment in preliminary documents submitted to the city:

“By amending proposed general plan amendment, it will return the (high-density residential) land use to its original designation of employment, aligning with the City of Maricopa’s general plan future land use and allowing for the development of the much-needed multi-tenant flex industrial space in the City of Maricopa. The…public benefits to this project are many. The demand fundamentals for retail and industrial flex in the immediate vicinity are measurable and sustainable. There’s strong demand for both retail and industrial flex space in the immediate area and in the city of Maricopa.

“Retail and small business owners have very few options available to them in the existing rental/lease environment. There is limited retail space located on Porter Road and no industrial flex space. Both will fill gaps in available space for small to mid-size business owners, providing much needed products and services to the community.”

The project would have two primary access points off Porter Road, and two more from a shared access easement with (the proposed) Christ Church of the Valley, which will be located directly north of parcels 1 & 2.

Land uses in the immediate area and adjacent to the project include Circle K, CCV Church, a Pre-School and a private school. The Glennwilde community is to the south of the site.