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By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
Mayor Christian Price let the residents of Province who attended a presentation on city issues last Wednesday in on a little secret. He said during a recent meeting with Land Advisors Organization (a Scottsdale-based group that consults with land developers on site selection) they showed him a map of the entire metro Phoenix area, from Anthem to Casa Grande and Buckeye to Queen Creek.
The map was accompanied by a rather shocking statement.
Price said Land Advisors told he and city manager Rick Horst, “There is not a single spot of land anywhere in here that is not either in a holdout position, where a family owns it, and they don’t want to sell it; that has been purchased and is already slated for development; or is currently under development in some fashion. There is not a single plot of land that doesn’t fall into one of those categories. You guys – Maricopa – are all that’s left. You’re the last bastion.”
Price said that puts Maricopa directly in the cross hairs of every site selector looking for land in and around the Valley, and that’s an enviable position.