Sam's Club Closing

The Sam’s Club in Casa Grande closed in January 2018.

CASA GRANDE — A company that owns and develops auto malls is looking at the vacant Sam’s Club in Casa Grande.

Mullin360 will participate in a public hearing for the Mission Royale Planned Area Development during the January Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

According to the public notice for the Jan. 7 meeting, a request would allow auto sales and services, rental centers, liquor and convenience store uses that are currently prohibited in 17.5 acres of the commercial portion of the PAD.

According to the company’s website, it has auto mall locations in Scottsdale, Surprise and the East Valley.

Mullin360 is a family-owned firm started by a father and son team, Art and Jim Mullin.

“We are dedicated to designing and developing our properties to make a positive, long-term contribution through our commitment to service and quality,” says a statement on Mullin360’s website.

“We have not received any additional details on a project itself. There is a formal zoning process that the applicant must go through in order for this proposed use to be allowed,” said City Manager Larry Rains. “The city is currently processing this application.”

According to Rains, the city has received an application to amend the planned area development as zoning to allow for auto sales as a permitted use at the location of the old Sam’s Club.

“As a modest, local company, we take the impact that we have on our clients, communities and stakeholders seriously,” the company says on its website.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 7.

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Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.