By Grace Harrah | Maricopa Monitor
The city’s lodging accommodation options are about to expand.
City Manager Rick Horst announced at the June 18 Maricopa City Council meeting the property purchase for a proposed La Quinta Inn hotel had closed.
The property is located at 44575 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Horst said he is hoping for a late August or September groundbreaking ceremony. He announced that the staff has completed the initial view for the site. As the attendees applauded the exciting news, Horst thanked the City Council members for their leadership on the project and assured that “it is coming.”
The need for lodging has increased with the population growth of Maricopa, which is now reaching 52,000. Although it is primarily a residential community, attractions such as Nissan and Volkswagen proving grounds, an agriculture research facility, convention center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort and Copper Sky Recreation Complex have brought visitors from all around the state. The growing retail and restaurant sectors are also among these factors.