P&Z to review plans for new medical campus at Copper Sky

This proposed medical campus at Copper Sky was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission Monday. Part of the city's agreement with the developers is that they will find sites and build new ball fields to replace those lost to the development at Copper Sky. [City of Maricopa]

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission will review proposed site, and landscape plans and elevations for S3 BioTech’s proposed medical and innovation campus at Copper Sky at its meeting Monday evening.

The proposed campus, which will consist of two phases, will cover 28.3 acres at the southeast corner of North John Wayne Parkway and West Bowlin Road for rezoning from its existing General Mixed Use and Transitional zoning to Planned Area Development.

S3 BioTech also is requesting a deviation in height requirements to what is currently allowed in the Mixed Use-General Zoning of 60 feet to a maximum height of 150 feet high.

The two phases are a medical campus of 14.3 acres featuring 559,000 square feet of building area at the northwest corner of Copper Sky Park and a 12-acre Innovation Campus that would include more than 1 million square feet of building area.

A select service hotel and condominium/extended stay hotel are both proposed for the campus with heights of seven stories each, with a maximum height of 100 feet. There will be a total of 13 buildings in the two campuses, including two smart parking structures.

According to the project narrative, the development would “result in significant community benefits while involving community leadership in the PAD process in a substantive and meaningful way.” The developer says the project would:

  • Ensure significant state-of-the-art improvements and facility upgrades to the existing Copper Sky Park;
  • Provide emergency services care 24/7 to the community;
  • Attract high paying healthcare jobs and improve the overall health of the Community
  • Improve Copper Sky Park significantly by adding Medical and Innovation Campuses integrated with the current Park and recreational facilities;
  • Significantly expand employment opportunities in skilled and professional positions with salary ranges above the median Maricopa income level;
  • Provide certainty to the surrounding residential neighborhoods by establishing defined limits on the ultimate D3 PAD build-out and attract more commercial businesses to the area;
  • Create significant improvement or sustained management of the historical downstream storm water flow within the park and along the John Wayne Parkway (SR-347) frontage through larger retainage and attractive landscaping;
  • Significantly expand a number of sports programs and recreational uses.

Also on the agenda is a request by the City of Maricopa for review and approval of Site Plan and Elevation plans for a new Public Safety Facility located at the City Center, north and east of the northeast corner of Bowlin Road and White & Parker Road, directly south of the Public Library and Cultural Center.