Lucid Motors plan Oct. 2019

A drawing of what the new Lucid Motors facility will look like.

CASA GRANDE — Lucid Motors plans to construct two large buildings in Casa Grande for its electric car manufacturing plant, including one that will be 60 feet tall, according to plans submitted to the city.

The Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission will get its first look at the company’s site plan at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Casa Grande City Hall.

The plans show the luxury electric vehicle company is asking for approval for two buildings on the site with a total square footage of 820,000 square feet in its first phase of construction. One building will be nearly 60 feet tall and the second building will be 30 feet tall.

There will be two entrances to employee parking along Thornton Road and one entrance for deliveries and truck traffic on Peters Road.

The city plans to install a traffic signal at Thornton and Peters roads to control traffic in the area. The city and Pinal County will share the cost of improving Thornton Road to four lanes and adding sidewalks as the plant is built out, according to the Planning and Development staff report on the Lucid plan. The city will continue to monitor the traffic situation at the site as each phase of the facility is built.

Lucid is also asking for a conditional use permit to allow the company to build a 10-foot-high block wall to screen its site from nearby homes. The city’s zoning code only allows for a 6-foot fence.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also will consider:

  • a conditional use permit request for a new Riliberto’s drive-thru restaurant on the southeast corner of Pinal Avenue and Cottonwood Lane.
  • an amendment to a site plan to allow for a 99-unit gated manufactured home community on North Thornton Road.