|Aerial view of The Crossing from the south west. The new church will sit just left of the newly paved parking lot.|
|When complete, The Crossing will serve the parish and the greater community of Maricopa with a church, school, housing, businesses, and recreational areas.|
Sitting on 38 acres of land, The Crossing is a new planned area development that will create a sustainable and walkable neighborhood with church and school, residences, shopping, offices, and business opportunities.
|A broad range of residential, church and civic, educational, retail and office uses will create a truly pedestrian friendly and community oriented neighborhood in the heart of Maricopa Arizona.|
|Phase 1 of the new church will accommodate 500, with a new parish administration and social hall.|
Eventually the site will be home to several hundred residences in single family, apartments, condominiums, and elderly housing.
|Character study of apartment houses. By creating a larger scale multifamily residence, the building itself helps to define character of the street, making the buildings more noble and the street more interesting for pedestrians.|
|Character study of street scape, showing live-work units with street-level retail, and multi-family apartment houses|
The entire site has been designed to serve the families and the community with significant public amenity spaces such as a church plaza, a town square, village greens, sports fields, and a central park.
|Significant public areas for social activities are planned throughout the property.|
|By creating a "build to zone" instead of a building setback, the stores are pushed up to the street frontage, which creates a pedestrian friendly area and helps to define the sense of place.|
|Rowhouses define the common "village green" which becomes a place for community, recreation, and play.|
The project broke ground in April 2014, and the first phase of the grading, drainage, roads and infrastructure are now being installed by Chasse Building Team. The parish is looking to complete its fundraising and financing campaign to receive permission from the Diocese to start construction of the new church as soon as possible.
|The new church will have a strong street presence announcing itself to the whole community, and will define the church plaza as a place for the whole community to enjoy.|
For more information, contact the parish at:
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
45295 West Honeycutt Avenue
Maricopa AZ 85139
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