Downtown Mesa: It Starts at the Heart

Pomeroy BuildingDowntown Mesa is the urban core of Arizona's third largest city where people live and businesses thrive.  Experience arts and culture, shop, dine, play or simply discover something new. Downtown Mesa also offers unparalleled investment opportunities in its efforts to promote a transit-supported, urban environment. 

The City of Mesa owns over 288 acres of land with high density zoning within 1/2 mile of the four Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations that will open along Main Street in 2015. Arizona's largest performing and visual arts center, the renowned Mesa Arts Center, anchors Downtown and welcomes over 387,000 patrons annually. Territorial architecture, the proximity to the region's many transportation arteries, a pedestrian friendly scale and an ever-expanding higher education network, Downtown Mesa offers great potential for investment.    

What is Transit Oriented Development (TOD)?

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a walkable, mixed-use form of development typically focused within a 1/2 mile radius of a Transit Station. Higher density development is concentrated near the station to make transit use more convenient and encourage ridership.

This form of development utilizes existing infrastructure, optimizes use of the transit network and creates mobility options for transit riders and the local community. Successful TOD provides a mix of land uses and densities that will create a convenient, interesting and vibrant Downtown community for residents and visitors alike

Featured Development Opportunities
Downtown Development Summit Focus Sites - Virtual Tour
South Center Campus - 200 S. Center
-90,430 SF in four buildings on a 15 acre campus
-Ideal healthcare, education or office use

Mesa & University
-20 +/- acre parcel
-Located at SWC of Mesa and University Drive
-Current zoning is TCC which provides for unlimited density
-Ideal TOD mixed-use with residential

Downtown Investment Map
Promise Hospital


Additional Resources
Downtown Employment Center  Central Main Plan
Downtown Investment Map    Mesa Light Rail Extension
Downtown Mesa Brochure   Downtown Sprinkler Assistance Program
Mayor's Downtown Summit Packet METRO Max Rewards Program
Development Incentives  


For more information about Downtown Mesa Development Opportunities, please contact
Lori Gary


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Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Phone: 480-644-2398
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Bill Jabjiniak

William J. Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director

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