Zoning board to mull new master-planned community

An aerial view of the proposed Murphy Park master-planned community and business park located at Murphy and Steen Roads. [Courtesy of City of Maricopa]

A new neighborhood with hundreds of homes could be in store for Maricopa.

Maricopa’s Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the early stages of a new master-planned community during a meeting this evening at city hall.

Developer CVL Consultants requested the city set aside about 560 acres at Murphy and Steen Roads for a master-planned community and business park.

Dubbed Murphy Park, it would hold about 320 single-family homes.

Metro Phoenix, which includes Maricopa, is amid its worst housing crisis in history as the region demands more than a quarter-million new homes.

Other items on the PZ committee agenda include a presentation and discussion on the city’s trails master plan, the redevelopment of Maricopa’s Heritage District and commercial development on John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Avenue.