By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
A long-anticipated project to bring affordable office space to Maricopa advanced Monday night.
The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved site, landscape, photometric and elevation plans for another building at the Estrella Gin Business Park.
The 47,200-square-foot building will accommodate as many as 19 businesses. The 4.38-acre site sits at the northwest corner of West Edison Road and North Estrella Parkway. The building will be 38 feet high.
The building will be constructed on the site’s eastern border with the Acacia Crossings community.
According to the commissioners, the project is sorely needed.
“This is something we’ve been waiting for, Estrella Gin, for a long time,” board member Ted Yocum said. “It’s been going on for 10, 12 years. It’s the first of its kind that’s coming to this city. I know that this is the kind of operation where units are going to be small enough and probably affordable enough that people who have a business in their home, the mom-and-pop businesses, or the fella who is just outgrowing what he is doing and wants to get a little more square footage, and not have to pay a fortune for it. This is going to be ideal for that individual.”