The commercial area around Walmart has been the focus of planning and construction this spring.
Bahama Buck’s received a commercial permit March 17 for its planned store at 17470 N. Porter Road in Power Center the Wells. The shaved-ice emporium is to be a 2,030-square-foot building with a 332-square-foot patio on the east side of the Walmart parking lot. The project is valued at $349,000.
A+ Charter Schools received its commercial permit March 18, with construction quickly underway at 41735 W. Alan Stephens Parkway. The 25,022-sqare-foot building, valued at $3.5 million, is to be a charter high school.
Mountain Trace Development commenced construction on several buildings comprising the Oasis at the Wells housing units at 41535 W. Shea Way between Walmart and Banner Health. The developer received commercial permits for four buildings – a clubhouse, a 36-unit building that is 39,456 square feet, a 24-unit building that is 29,350 square feet and a 12-unit building of 13,046 square feet. The four buildings are valued at nearly $10 million.
Meanwhile, Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission gave its collective nod to Seasons Living at Copper Sky to rezone 3.82 acres for the planned construction of senior housing on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Of the 150 planned units, 62 are to be assisted living, 54 independent living and 34 memory care.
New construction at Maricopa Town Plaza, 19975 W. John Wayne Parkway, includes Iconic Tire, a veterinary hospital and a restaurant. Owner Triple B AZ received a commercial shell permit for a 3,940-square-foot shell for the site and a tenant improvement permit for a Riliberto’s eatery.
Volkswagen of America, 17169 N. Murphy Road, is working on drainage issues due to erosion at the entrance to its test track.
This item appears in the May issue of InMaricopa.