Downtown Mesa is a community that offers higher education, culture, fine dining, and shopping. As the starting point for the Valley’s light rail system, commuting to and from this area is convenient for residents and visitors alike. Like the rest of Maricopa County, this community is seeing rapid residential and commercial growth. Here are some of the new developments in downtown Mesa:
The GRID is on its Way
One of the most exciting new projects to break ground in downtown Mesa is The GRID. After two years of planning, this $75 million development will convert an older underutilized city garage located on 3.3 acres into an urban mixed-use community. The new property will have 296 multi-family units, including 75 specially-designed “micro-units.” According to its website, The GRID will feature “14,000 square feet of co-work and office spaces and a retail shop area.” Located in the center of the civic, cultural, and innovation districts of downtown, The GRID will offer urban living, workspaces, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants in a unique setting. This much-anticipated mixed-use development is expected to create a vibrant community space.
The GRID’s living plan includes four levels of residential units, including sky apartments, urban flats, and rowhomes. The 75 urban flats are “micro-units” that will be approximately 400 square feet and have been “designed with students and young professionals in mind.” Each will have floor-to-ceiling views of the mountains, galley kitchens, and built-in furniture. The GRID’s master plan features 15 rowhomes that are three-level walk-ups. Each will have a private dooryard at its entry with reserved private garage parking and direct access from the home. The property will also have 196 luxury sky apartments built on top of the Pomeroy Parking Garage. Each sky apartment floor will feature private amenities such as an urban living room, lounge with a fireplace, balconies, and glass walls. Sky apartment residents will also have access to private event space and the Sky Lounge on the rooftop.
All of The GRID’s residents will be able to enjoy high-end amenities, including the rooftop lounge, garden courtyards, ample storage spaces, resident lounges and work areas, outdoor pool and lounge areas, indoor and outdoor fitness areas and more. There are also plans for upgrades to an adjacent city park to include public and private event spaces. The GRID’s first phase is expected to open in late 2020.
Downtown Mesa’s Renovation and Renewal
Along downtown Mesa’s eastern edge, construction of the retail-residential complex, The Grove on Main, is well underway. The Grove is downtown Mesa’s first major downtown redevelopment project that is on its way towards being completed. It will have 243 apartments in four buildings. The new development is directly across Mesa Drive from where The GRID will be located. There are also nine historic bungalows along First Avenue that are set for makeovers. The Mesa Arizona Temple is undergoing a complete renovation, and Arizona State is beginning the construction of its new building.
These and other new developments in downtown Mesa are bringing new residential and commercial interests into the area and appear to be the beginnings of great things for the community.
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