Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal
Mesa is taking the lead to spur downtown development in advance of this summer’s light rail completion to Mesa Drive.
Mayor John Giles announced the city is offering a parcel on the southwest corner of Main and Center streets for a transit-oriented development.
The city is looking for a vertical development on the corner parcel across the street from the Mesa Arts Center in the heart of downtown.
“We’re hoping for a restaurant at ground level, and then housing or employment in the upper floors,” he said. “This is the first in a series of invited development requests we’re planning.”
Giles is also watching for a development proposal from Sunbelt Holdings for the former Brown and Brown dealership southeast of City Hall on Main Street. “That deal includes a parking garage across the street with development potential,” he said. “They’re completing an analysis of the site and are looking at another transit-oriented development.” Read more