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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 city.

You may have questions about the development process. Fortunately, you are not on your own in the City of Maricopa - each project is 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.

Do you have feedback on your experience with Economic & Community Development? We would love to hear from you as a part of our Customer Satisfaction Survey!

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.

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

Zoning Code, Maricopa Station Overlay: 15 Day Public Review and Open House Meeting Notice

Post Date:07/06/2020 8:53 AM

On October 14, 2019, the City of Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission initiated a zoning map amendment to implement an overlay zone for the Maricopa Townsite subdivision and develop specific land use development standards for the area. A public participation process is scheduled that will include a 15-day public review of the proposed zoning map amendment and development land use standards followed by an open house meeting scheduled for July 23, see meeting information below. 

Open House Meeting 
July 23 at 4:00 PM
Maricopa Unified School District
44150 W. Maricopa Casa Grande Hwy 
Maricopa, AZ 85138

**Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, participants may also attend the meeting via a virtual setting. Link to Virtual Meeting:
Or join by phone by calling 888-475-4499, passcode 992 3724 3351 **

The Overlay Zoning Districts will provide property owners with the following opportunities:

  1. Relaxed dimensional zoning standards
  2. Expanded retail, office, and service uses
  3. Streamlined approval of certain uses
  4. Expanded outdoor business display and service
  5. Commercial and mixed-use residential development
  6. Reduced parking and landscaped standards
  7. Updated site and building design guidelines

This request by the City is to officially map the location of the overlay zone on the City’s Official Zoning Map and to adopt specific land use and development standards to permit future development and redevelopment as intended by the adopted Redevelopment Area Plan for the Heritage District. Over the next 15 days, the City’s Planning and Zoning Division will be accepting comments of the proposed map amendment and development standards. 

Copies will also be made available at City Hall, front desk, and the Library. Comments may be sent by mail to the Economic and Community Development Department, 39700 West Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa, AZ 85138, or by email Comments should be received no later than July 23, 2020.

For more information, contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 520-316-6986 or email for more information.

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