Economic and Community Development is a committed team that works to make Maricopa a prosperous community by actively engaging citizens to foster a thriving business- and built-environment.
You may have questions about the development process. Fortunately, you are not on your own in the City of Maricopa - each project will be assigned a personal Project Liaison to coordinate staff processes, provide assistance to entrepreneurs, and help ensure a smooth ascension of your venture. Not only is Maricopa open for business - there is no better community in Arizona for business.
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Where do I start?
Residential projects that require a permit can be found here.
If you already have a site and business plan formulated for a new commercial project, start by applying for a preliminary application (pre-app) on Maricopa's VIP Portal. This is where you will receive a guide on how to proceed with the project.
Haven't picked a site yet? Check out our Development Opportunities Map or call our team at 520-316-6990 if you need precursory assistance.
Drafts for Review
The City's newly proposed Design Standard Manual will guide design and engineering practices of development and infrastructure within the City of Maricopa. The content will shape design for future projects with the target audience of engineers. Review and feedback period ends Sunday, June 7. More information can be found here.
The City of Maricopa is accepting comments on the final draft of the city’s Subdivision Ordinance and applicable Zoning Code Sections. The city will accept comments until the date of possible action for recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission to the Council on June 8, 2020, followed by possible approval and adoption by City Council on July 21, 2020. More information can be found here.
Maricopa has gone paperless using the VIP Portal, your resource to report concerns, schedule inspections, print and apply for permits, pay fees, upload plans, and track your project. Some permits still require an application to be filled out and submitted online, for a list of current applications click here. Before you get started, be sure to check out our tutorial here.
Economic & Community Development News
Maricopa Median List Prices Rise Above $250,000
The 7-day average of median home list prices in Maricopa now stands at $254,999, according to Empire West Title Agency.
Maricopa has seen an influx of development since its’ 2003 incorporation. Commercial development has proven to be extremely valuable, with properties selling for over $500 per square foot; and residential development is proving to be a worthwhile investment as well.
The 7-day average of median home list prices in Maricopa now stands at $254,999, according to Empire West Title Agency. Maricopa home list prices have been hovering near the quarter million mark since late February, but finally passed the threshold on March 20. The latest numbers mean Maricopa median home list prices have seen more than a 25% increase from March 2017.
While median home list prices are increasing, Maricopa homes still remain an affordable and desirable option for Valley residents. But the secret is out! Maricopa homes are, on average, on the market for fewer than two months – three and a half weeks shorter than Phoenix homes.