The Office of Economic Development maintains a large database
of available properties in the City of Mesa. The Business
Development staff is available to assist you in finding the
perfect location for your business. Whether you are looking
to lease or purchase, please fill out a
form and a member of the Business
Development team will contact you within 24 hours with potential
sites in Mesa.
The City of Mesa owns thousands of acres of land, new
development sites, redevelopment sites and many more buildings
in the City and outside the City. Several sites in Downtown Mesa
are available for projects related to Mesa's
industries of opportunity with the primary goal of creating high-wage jobs. For
information on City-owned property for sale or lease, please
Office of Economic Development.
Featured City Owned
South Center Campus - 200 S.
-90,430 SF in four buildings
-15 acre campus
-Ideal healthcare, education or office use
Mesa & University
-20 +/- acre parcel
-Located at SWC of Mesa and University Drive
-TCC zoning provides for unlimited density
-Ideal TOD mixed-use with residential
Mesa Real Estate Snapshot (First Quarter
Average Rent (NNN)
|Class A Office
||$20.99 / SF
||$16.69 / SF
||$8.89 / SF
$6.99 / SF
|Source: CoStar Market
Mesa Site Selection Guide
This guide identifies some important questions new businesses
should be asking prior to purchasing or leasing space. This
guide is not to be considered a comprehensive list of all city
codes, regulation or policies that may be part of individual
Important Questions for the Planning Division:
- What is the Zoning on the property?
- Is my use permitted in the Zoning District?
- Is the property vacant?
- If vacant, is there an approved site plan on file that must be
followed for development?
- What planning related procedures must be completed for my
business to be located at this site?
- Is the site I'm considering non-conforming to current site
- Will my business at the existing location invoke current site
development codes due to a change in use of the property or
change in occupancy?
- If so, what will the requirements be and what is the process I
- I'm planning to some building and facade renovation, are site
plan modifications and design review needed?
- I want to create a separate tract on the property for my
business, what are the requirements to divide the property and
create a new lot?
- Am I doing any work that would require a permit?
Important Questions for the Building Safety Division:
- What is my occupancy classification?
- What was the previous business operation at this site and what
occupancy classification was held by that business?
- Does my business change the use or occupancy classification
and invoke full building, fire and civil code requirements?
- Do I need construction plans and if so, do they need to be
prepared by an Arizona registrant?
- Do I need any clearances from the county or state to obtain a
- Do I need to use a licensed contractor for the work being
- Does this site have any special utility, street or engineering
fees that must be paid upon development?
- What are permit and impact fees and how can I obtain a City of
Mesa Building Safety fee schedule
- Do I need an Occupancy Verification Permit if I am not doing
any work to the site or building?
- What do I need to do if I plan to store and/or use hazardous
- What do I need to do if I plan to utilize high-piled storage
(i.e. over 12 feet)?
the Planning to verify the property you are interested
in is properly zoned and that you will be allowed to operate
your business there. Planning can help you
verify if you will be required to make any on-site improvements
to bring the property
up to current code prior to occupying the building, help verify
parking requirements and discuss signage options for your
and Sustainability Services:
the Development Services Department to obtain information on how
to start and complete construction projects. The Development
Services Department can provide cost-saving tips on how to
expand or modify your building.
Tax & Licensing:
Tax & Licensing Department to determine the type of regulatory
licenses you will need to operate your business and to help ensure your business is in
compliance with Transaction Privilege Tax, Use Tax and Transient
PO Box 1466
20 East Main, Suite 200
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
William J. Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director
Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Mesa Association
Greater Phoenix Economic
Better Business Bureau
Arizona Small Business
Small Business Administration
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