Council approves final plat for 536-unit apartment project

The Home at Maricopa apartments received final plat approval from City Council Tuesday. The 536-unit project will be the city's largest, and have its tallest buildings at five stories. [City of Maricopa]

The final plat for what will be Maricopa’s largest apartment community was approved unanimously by City Council on Tuesday.

The final plat for Home at Maricopa apartments splits the initial parcel into five for phasing of the project northeast of North Porter Road at Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, which is just east of Walmart.

It will feature 536 units, making it the largest of 14 apartment projects that have received some form of Planning and Zoning Commission or City Council approval. The next-largest is the 348-unit Flatz 520, coming to Loma Road and State Route 238.

Home at Maricopa site plans show it also will include the city’s tallest buildings. The project will have three five-story towers and three towers of four stories.

The 25.3-acre community will have a density of 28.5 dwelling units per acre, which could have yielded as many as 721 units. The unit count was reduced to 536 to allow for open space and other amenities. Residential construction will be done in five phases with a commercial development to follow.

Home at Maricopa will consist of 244 with one-bedroom apartments, 267 two bedrooms and 23 three bedrooms. There will be two studio units, and each will have a private outdoor patio or balcony.

The community will sit between REV at Porter, a medium-density, multi-family project planned on its northern border, and Copa Flats, a 312-unit apartment complex, which is nearing completion to the south.

Central Arizona College owns vacant land along the eastern boundary.