Elevations for the Home at Maricopa apartment development. [El show one of the project's two five-story buildings. The community will have 536 units if approved by the city council Tuesday as presented. Dorado 27 LLC]

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission will consider approval of plans for the largest apartment complex yet proposed in the city.

The commission will review a request by Don Leake of Shelter Asset Management, on behalf of property owner El Dorado 27 LLC for approval of site, landscape, elevation and photometric plans for the Home at Maricopa development. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in city council chambers at City Hall.

More than 530 apartments are planned northeast of North Porter Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway intersection, near Walmart.

The 25.3-acre project will have a density of 28.5 dwelling units per acre, which could have yielded up to 721 units in the project; but with open space and other amenities, the unit count will be 536. Residential construction will be done in five phases; a commercial development would be the sixth phase.

Six apartment buildings are planned east of Porter Road at West Applegate Road. Some buildings at Home at Maricopa would rise five stories and up to 70 feet in height. Walmart is at left. [Brian Petersheim]
Home at Maricopa will consist of three five-story and three four-story buildings with a total of 2 studio apartments, 244 with one bedroom, 267 with two bedrooms and 23 with three bedrooms. Each unit will have a private outdoor patio or balcony space.

The community will have two access points to/from Porter Road. The main, landscaped drive will lead to the clubhouse. Access beyond the clubhouse is restricted to residents of the development through keyed vehicular and pedestrian gates. North of that entranceway is a smaller, exit-only driveway.

The primary community area will feature a clubhouse surrounded by amenities like lap and wading pools with spa and sun decks with cabanas, ramada shade structures, outdoor kitchen/BBQ areas, turf sports lot, shuffleboard and tetherball courts, tot lot with play equipment, dog park w/sunshade and wash stations, three large turf play/recreation areas, and pickleball, bocce ball and cornhole courts.

Home at Maricopa will sit between REV at Porter, a medium-density, multi-family project planned on its north border and Copa Flats, a 312-apartment complex, which has started construction on the southern border. Central Arizona College owns vacant land along the east boundary.