It’s official — another commercial development is underway in Maricopa.

Maricopa City Council unanimously approved contracts to sell about 20 acres in the Maricopa Station district to Indiana-based developer Thompson Thrift during a Tuesday meeting.

The sale near John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Drive totaled more than $9.25 million.

Plans to develop the area for a big box retailer emerged in April when InMaricopa obtained pre-application paperwork through a public records request. A preliminary site plan at the time proposed space for four retail stores and two restaurants.

A preliminary site plan shows four retail stores and two restaurants slated for construction at Maricopa Station. [Courtesy City of Maricopa]
A representative from Thompson Thrift could not be reached for comment.

Because Thompson Thrift won the bid for the commercial area, that means the speculation over WinCo Foods coming to Maricopa is over — for now. Whispers of the grocery store were tied to Phoenix-based Empirita Development, which lost its bid on the property.

Thompson Thrift is a real estate company with residential and commercial properties across the nation, including 14 in Phoenix and Tucson. In 2019, the company launched plans to develop the Sonoran Creek shopping center on John Wayne Parkway and Edison Road.