By Raquel Hendrickson | In Maricopa
Mundane zoning issues mainly deal with how a property is used. On the other hand, “character” is just as important as use for what the City of Maricopa wants to do in a portion of the Heritage District.
The area the City is calling Maricopa Station (not to be confused with the development at the northeast corner of John Wayne Parkway and Smith-Enke Road) has plans for a southwestern, rural motif that will be seen in future building designs, parks, lighting and expansion.
But if you are looking for another drive-thru restaurant, you won’t find it in the Heritage District. The area is focused on a pedestrian-friendly experience.