The pace of progress is different for various business construction around Maricopa.
Construction is moving steadily on the Culver’s restaurant at the southwest corner of John Wayne Parkway and Edison Road. Culver’s Area Supervisor Joe Wood said an opening date will be “anywhere from late January to mid-February.”
Edison Road Extension
Edison Road is undergoing construction as the city extends it to State Route 238. It is to be an access for the future Estrella Gin Business Park and a bypass for John Wayne Parkway. The construction contract with Achen-Gardner is $4.6 million. There is also a $340,000 agreement with Electrical District No. 3 for lights and power along the road. It is estimated to be completed in April.
The 11,000-square-foot building for a Big 5 Sporting Goods store is going up quickly at the Maricopa Power Center, The Wells, in front of Wal-Mart on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. Opening is planned later this year.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Expansion
Construction crews are working in what used to be the north parking lot of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino as the property prepares for Phase 1 of its expansion, which will include added hotel rooms, a new lobby, a new pool, a parking garage, a new ballroom and new dining establishments. The work has required a shift in parking. Completion of the entire project is expected in 2018.
This article appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.