City of Mesa, AZ

Thank you for your idea! The City Council and leadership agree that the 25 acres on the southwest corner of University and Mesa Drives needs to be amazing! To that end, the Council directed City staff to conduct public engagement to help guide future development. The outreach was conducted June-August 2016 and consisted of an online survey and in-person neighborhood meetings. We received nearly 2,000 responses to this outreach effort! The results of the outreach were presented to City Council in November 2016 (video of Council presentation: mesa11.com/vod/?show=1466&Mode...) and included City Council direction to prepare options for next steps to develop the vision and a master plan that are consistent with the following guiding principles:

Future development of University and Mesa drives:
- Provides a significant market-rate residential component (for sale and rental)
- Develops in an urban form
- Is sensitive to the Wilbur Historic District
- Provides a variety of building types and uses
- Provides high-quality design and construction
- Activates and supports the downtown core
- Provides a connected pedestrian environment
- Provides neighborhood supporting non-residential uses that complement downtown core

Starting later this year, the City will be hiring an urban design consultant to prepare conceptual master plan(s) and market feasibility analyses that will become the basis for developing the property. Development of the conceptual master plans will be an open and public process, in which we encourage all interested people to participate. Updates on the conceptual master planning process and how you can continue to participate will be posted on the Downtown Transformation webpage: www.mesaaz.gov/about-us/city-p....

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Posted Jul 24, 2017
Dorotha
Dorotha
Aug 15, 2017

Indeed we do, Adam. Thank you for your insight.

Posted by Dorotha on Aug 15, 2017
Lupe
Lupe
Sep 15, 2017

I agree. West Mesa seems to have a very low priority with the council. Why can't Fiesta mall be developed as a university annex with classrooms, dorms and restaurants and entertainment instead of its being a white elephant which is drawing nearby property prices down.

Posted by Lupe on Sep 15, 2017
Lupe
Lupe
Sep 15, 2017

Your website is changing what people write and is making us all look ignorant.

Posted by Lupe on Sep 15, 2017
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