(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents McDavid Estates and APEX Motor Club.)
By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
It is impossible to miss all the construction activity in Maricopa.
Graders and bulldozers moving earth on vacant land. Road crews improving and widening streets. Structures sprouting from the ground like summer corn.
According to city leaders, new homes, apartments, shopping centers and a business park are being developed at record pace. Projects also include a community hospital, high-end supermarket, restaurants and a surf park proposed for a site off State Route 238. (See list of six key projects and more on waterpark plans.)
The eastern and southern parts of the city — with so much farmland offering opportunity — are often seen as the major gateways to growth. And that may be true in the coming years. But the future is now on the west side of State Route 347 — for good reason:
• It is closer to the current population center of the city.
• There are fewer flood plain issues that continue to plague development efforts in large parts of the city.