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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. 

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.

VIP Portal 

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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

Stay Connected While Social Distancing!

Founders, owners, and entrepreneurs need each other. Here are a few ways you can stay connected while maintaining social distancing in the coming weeks:
Post Date:04/23/2020 3:19 PM
1 Million Cups | 9 a.m. Wednesdays  
Arizona entrepreneurs present their ideas and learn how their community can support their business in its growth. Learn more. 

Better Business Bureau | 1 p.m. daily
The BBB is hosting live webinars every afternoon and then archiving them on Youtube to watch later. Browse webinars. 

Startup Grind | 6 p.m. Wednesday April 29
Trainual CEO Chris Ronzio will share stories from founding various companies and his current experience with Trainual. RSVP now. 

Startup Weekend USA | April 24-26
Pitch your idea, choose your team, and innovate against COVID19 this weekend at Startup Weekend USA. RSVP now. 
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