Construction has returned to The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson


Showing the continuation of commercial and residential construction during COVID-19, Maricopa has several projects working through the city’s permitting process.

Gehan Homes of Arizona is converting the garage of a model home into a sales office at 40156 W. Crane Drive in Homestead. The listed value of the project is $25,000.

Kooline Plumbing was allowed to rezone its property at 40521 W. Magnolia Road, next to the post office annex, from general rural to mixed-use general as the company builds a new office.

Closed since March, Ross opened its doors again May 20 with limited hours and special hours for those age 55 and up. The retailer closed and reopened its Arizona stores simultaneously during COVID-19.

The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado, which has fewer than half its plots built, is looking to fill in its housing sites. It has 950 lots to build before hitting capacity of 1,608. It finished the full circuit of Powers Parkway, which had been dead-ended for years.

Walmart, which had remained open with limited hours, was also preparing one corner of its store for a new vendor. Dickey’s BBQ received a permit for an automatic hood extinguishing system in the revamped kitchen that used to be a McDonald’s. Walmart also received a permit to sell fireworks.

Fry’s Marketplace is remodeling its grocery store. Valued at $3.2 million, the project received a commercial alteration permit in May.

Arizona Alternative Supports received zoning for a group care of home of fewer than six residents at 36379 W. El Greco St.

Several new builds received fire-protection permits. A+ Charter Schools, 41735 W. Allen Stephens Parkway, the City of Maricopa’s fire administration building, 20340 N. Estrella Parkway and a commercial building owned by MCMAT LLC, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, put in detection and sprinkling systems.

Sequoia Pathway Academy has a fireline going in for its new classroom building under construction at 19265 N. Porter Road.

Assembly of God, 20038 N. Taft Ave., is putting in retention basins to help drainage and adding a sidewalk around the building.

Bank of America, 20944 N. John Wayne Parkway, replaced light pole bases and fixtures at a cost of about $15,000.

Maricopa Meadows HOA received a permit for major electrical work at the roundabout of Honeycutt Avenue and Hogenes Boulevard for bollard and tree lighting, valued at around $12,000.

Banner Health, 17900 N. Porter Road, had work done on an RV pedestal meter, a project valued at $7,000.

The City of Maricopa temporarily added electrical power to the jobsite for the new library, 18160 N. Maya Angelou Drive. La Quinta Inn also added temporary power to its construction site at 44575 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This item appears in the June issue of InMaricopa.


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