By Ron Sanzone | West Valley View
Litchfield Park voters authorized the city to sell land at Litchfield Square in a special election held on May 17.
Litchfield Park’s City Council officially adopted the result at a May 25 special meeting.
The measure, which was approved by 76% of voters, covers all parcels of land in a 400,00-square-foot commercial development at the corner of Wigwam Boulevard and Litchfield Road. The city will maintain ownership of some of the land to develop parking structures.
When built, Litchfield Square will be a mixed-use commercial development featuring retail shops, restaurants and offices.
Rather than being anchored by a grocery store or big-box retailer, the project will center around a 2.5-acre park that the city will own and maintain. The park’s design, as presented to the city council by EPS Group, envisions a splash pad, stream, amphitheater, playground and shaded structures.
The park will host festivals and special events that are currently sprinkled throughout locations in Litchfield Park. Accommodations will be made to host food trucks during those occasions.