Funded as part of the approved 2012 park bond, the
City Center Design Concept will be the first step in the
design and development of a distinctive place which will
capture and enhance the urbanizing momentum of Mesa's
When developed, the City Center will be anchored by a
signature public space that offers programmed and
passive space that will encourage informal gatherings,
as well as being able to serve as event space. The
signature public space will be a key element in the
activation of the downtown core and will be a catalyst
for high intensity redevelopment surrounding City Center
with a variety of uses that activate the public space.
The City Center will be a benefit to the entire City
and will improve the quality of life for Mesa residents,
businesses and visitors.
To provide design options for consideration, the City
has selected three qualified design teams from a total
of 18 local, national, and international responses to a
Qualifications. Each design
team will prepare an illustrative design concept that
will function as the central element of an urbanizing
downtown core and a catalyst for future redevelopment.
In competition format, following completion of the
initial illustrative design concept, it is anticipated
that the top design concept will be considered for
further detailing and refinement.
the Otak Team
Meet the Woods-Bagot Team
Meet the Colwell Shelor Team
City Center Study Area
Help shape the design of City Center by actively
participating in upcoming stakeholder engagement events
on May 21 (12:30 p.m or 5 p.m. session) and June 12 (10
a.m. or 5 p.m. session). Both events will be held in the
Palo Verde Room of the Mesa Convention Center, 263
N. Center Street.
At the May 21 event the three design teams will learn
your vision for City Center, which will become the
foundation of their design.
The June 12 event will be a follow-up to allow the
design teams to present their understanding of the input
received at the May 21 event, and to the extent possible
present preliminary design concepts.
Due to the relationship between the events, your
participation in both events will be greatly
RSVP for June 12th