by Blake Herzog
The City of Maricopa is getting a long-awaited Home Depot, with the home improvement giant announcing its intent to build a location there in April, followed by the filing of initial applications to the Development Services Department for approval of design and infrastructure plans
The store will be located at Casa Grande-Maricopa Highway and Stonegate Road, anchoring the expansion of The Wells shopping center already home to the city’s Walmart. Documents state the store will cover almost 108,000 square feet and include a garden center of more than 28,000 square feet.
The store’s major development plan was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission June 12, where it was welcomed by members as they assured the public a traffic impact study will be done and encouraged staff to hold to local design standards.
“We don’t just want a box,” commissioner Alfonso Juarez III said. “We want to have a Home Depot that represents the community, blends in with the community.”
Home Depot representative David Leyvas thanked City officials for their cooperation over the years, adding, “We started this process in 2005.” The store is expected to open in 2024.
Maricopa is poised to draw more retailers to the community as growth continues. It was named the 12th fastest-growing city of more than 50,000 in the U.S. by the Census Bureau in May, with a total of 66,290 residents. The estimate covers the year ending July 1, 2022, and officials say building permits issued since then indicates the population is now over 71,000.