The Newport plans in 1990.

In 1990, construction started on Maricopa Town Centre, a shopping plaza on Hathaway Avenue next to the post office, which was also constructed around the same time. The artist’s rendering of architect Jonathon Martens’ design showed the first, 5,100-square-foot phase of the planned Newport Properties project. Today, it houses businesses offering chiropractic services, dental work, guns and meat.

Maricopa Town Centre in 2020. Photo by Kyle Norby

This item appears in the June issue of InMaricopa.