Construction begins on new multifamily complex in downtown Mesa

Dec 15, 2021, 4:35 AM | Updated: 10:57 am

PHOENIX — Construction has started on a project in downtown Mesa that will turn a 10-acre empty lot along Main Street into a 335-unit multifamily complex, the city announced Tuesday.

Mesa Arts District Lofts, located east of Sirrine on the former Brown and Brown auto dealership site, will offer a variety of housing options ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhomes.

“This is an exciting step forward in the transformation of Mesa’s downtown, providing an additional housing option in an ideal location,” Mayor John Giles said in a press release.

“It’s remarkable to see the first phase of the project already coming to life, and we’re eager to see the impact of this development downtown.”

Construction of the complex made up of five buildings of three, four and five stories will be completed in March of 2024. However, residents can move in just under a year earlier in May 2023.

Amenities of the complex include a fitness center, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, fire pit, bocce court, dog washing station and eight electric vehicle charging stations.

There will also be nearly 13,000 square feet of retail space at the complex, the city said.

The complex has the potential to grow with room for two future mid-rise residential buildings, along with the infrastructure for an additional 78 electric vehicle charging stations.

The city of Mesa, Opus Development Company and other partners took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday.

“The Mesa Arts District Lofts is in a terrific location within walking distance of the light rail, Mesa Arts Center, Benedictine University, ASU and our great restaurants and shops downtown,” Vice Mayor Jenn Duff said.

“The housing options will complement our historic districts and other nearby neighborhoods.”

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