By Katie Sawyer | Pinal Central
The Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission Monday discussed the future of the controversial, first-ever Maricopa apartment complex, set to go up next to Walmart at Shea Way and Porter Road.
The commission first heard from residents who voiced their concerns over the 120-unit complex, namely the street parking proposed by Planning and Zoning Manager Rodolfo Lopez and the builder, as well as the use of data from Mesa for comparison.
The street parking could pose an issue for Maricopa residents because it falls on a previously existing commercial drive owned by the Wells Shopping Center. Google Maps refers to the drive as Shea Way, though it is not recognized as a road by the city, and the paved land runs behind the Walmart Supercenter.