Community workshops for southwest corner of University Drive and Mesa Drive

October 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The City of Mesa wants to hear your ideas about the southwest corner of University Drive and Mesa Drive. The community is invited to participate in two hands-on workshops to establish project goals and provide input in the creation of master plan concepts for the 27 acres of undeveloped land in Downtown Mesa.

The community workshops will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Center for Innovation, 848 N. Mesa Drive. Community workshops are open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

The City has hired Crandall Arambula, an urban planning consultant, to manage a six-month master planning and community engagement process that will produce three conceptual master plans for the property. The three conceptual master plans will:
Explore development alternatives at a range of intensities
Provide strategies for cultivating character through land use, circulation, and public space
Respond to market demand and the needs of the community
Provide City Council with viable options and measurable data to make an informed selection of the final concept
At the end of the six-month process, City Council will select one master plan concept and use it to guide transformation of the property by a private developer or developers.

The property sits between residential neighborhoods and the historic downtown core at the southwest corner of University Drive and Mesa Drive. As Downtown's future cornerstone, the transformation of this property will play a key role in achieving Mesa's vision for a vibrant new urban neighborhood a short walk from the heart of Mesa.

Project details and meeting updates are available at

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Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699