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Its sad how many great neighborhoods have gone to pot in the central area. I remember growing up south of downtown and what a great area until it got too bad and my family moved. Its now unrecognizable.
But if you want to know were more waste is going, look at WMCDC and Dunham. She works part time for a big salary doing nothing. She has and along with the past Ex Dir McNamara have been huge failures to the community. Time for some younger, visionary people who care about the community instead of ripping off the tax payers. 11 months ago
Yes, but how much of these dream developments wasted taxpayer dollars? I remember Waveyard paid for the vote. Im happy that it did not get off the ground and go into bankruptcy. Have you looked at all the empty buildings in Vegas area? Then its an eyesore that just sits there. Mesa needs a huge resort such as Gaylord. Lets see if things turn around and if DMB sticks with the plans to build a resort hotel at that location or just do the same ol thing by building more homes. I am guessing the later. 11 months ago
Great article. However, this picture is the wrong one. Why? because this is a the proposed location of a 5 story affordable senior housing project that the mayor is against and most of the council is for. This is a poor location for such a project, especially in the heart of it all. This needs to be dedicated to mixed use, market housing and retail. Senior housing has its place, but not in the heart of downtown.
Bringing extension campus is a big thing in establishing a thriving downtown. However, they need to focus on growth potential long term because most extension campus do not grow much, especially out of state. But site 17 and the Mesa conv center area needs to be focused on a medical school intertwined with the old Mesa General hospital. This needs to be the focus of the area and reinvesting and revitalizing the core city center of Mesa.
Mesa is well on its way with good leadership and a solid zoning code for downtown. Now they need a vision and need to stick with it. No senior housing next to the city office building!May 13, 2012
I love volleyball. Was apart of the great teams in 98 and 99 at Mesa High. Cant wait to take my boys to see some of these matches. Mar 9, 2012
Great approach by the city. Now hopefully the developers keep with the vision of this area. I am sick and tired of the same bland housing and neighborhoods. so ugly and boring. Mar 9, 2012
Wow, that is the ugliest and worst marketing banner I HAVE EVER SEEN! Who is paying this guy to make decisions like this? Oh yeah, us the tax payers. DMA has been a failure for decades.
I just cant look at that banner. That has to be the worst marketing banner I have ever seen. Looks worse than a HS banner. Mar 7, 2012
Oh we are doomed 6Characters because of obama and (expletive deleted) mindless m o r o n s like yourself.
The bill was a joke. If it is academics they are worried about and having skin in the game, they have to keep up their grades to keep their scholarship. However, they reap what they sow and will be like the worthless rags in the occupy movement like 6character who has no personal responsibility and enslaved by the entitlement society of academia.
Rep. John Kavanagh, more legislation is not the way of the tea party. This goes to show that politicians on both sides want to punish and over regulate our lives no matter what party they are in. Pay and work hard and take some personal responsibility sometimes for your actions.
Mar 6, 2012
Great news! I wonder where those naysayers who say no alcohol is allowed in downtown. Another good thing for downtown. Hope they can survive the next few years with construction and exposure.Mar 5, 2012
Its good to see some movement in downtown, but dont just take anything that wants to build in the area. Help them to select other locations that are not as vital to downtowns success. Have a vision and keep with it.
it makes sense for the mix use and senior housing wanting to come to the area due to location of transit, services and cheap land. If mesa does it right and gets the right players to build, expand and invest into downtown, there is a lot of opportunity. But you have to keep with that vision. Not say it and allow taco bell and Ace to build on strategic corners for a so called "urban environment". the new FBC should help limit bad dev that has been allowed. Feb 24, 2012
What I like about this approach is that the city is working like it should and working together to solve issues. In the past, it was usually was a divided city hall with poor leadership, especially at mayor and in council. that has changed the past few years. It is good to see the city approaching things in a different and innovative manner. The previous and typical approach of most local, state and national gov't is to do another report, spend more money, build more public project in hopes things will change. Its the private sector that gets things moving in a positive direction. If gov't could do it, Detroit would be a great place. The city has done plenty of investment in the area and needs to make the process simple and friendly to developers and business. its smart of them to invite developers to a summit to look at properties, market the city and downtown area, learn from the developers in what they look for and what attracts them to an area. its an investment on their part and that investment is what gets things moving. Good for city leadership to recognize this and move in this direction in the bad economy. Feb 16, 2012