Elevation drawing by SPS Architects

The long-awaited development of the Sonoran Creek area is becoming a reality.

Plans for a retail center went before the Heritage District Citizen Advisory Committee Thursday, and a preview will be presented to the Planning & Zoning Committee on Monday. The property on almost eight acres is planned for more than 61,000 square feet of commercial space, according to Andrew Call, director of development management for Thompson Thrift.

The property is on the southwest corner of John Wayne Parkway and Edison Road. Businesses already operating in the vicinity include Culver’s and Dutch Bros.

The paperwork presented included 30,000 square feet for an unnamed specialty grocery.

Planner Ben Cereceres said the City is “not yet aware of who tenants will be.” Call said Thompson Thrift is not ready to announce the names. Call also said the number of tenant units has not yet been determined.

The Heritage Committee looked at elevations and color schemes for the buildings, giving the plan unanimous approval.

Rudy Lopez, Planning & Zoning manager, said the property would be on Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District for water and Global Water for sewer.

According to the landscape plan, the existing landscaping of the basin that runs along Edison Road will remain.

While no timeline has been set for the project, Thompson Thrift is pushing to get started by the end of the year.

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