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Old Posted Feb 22, 2019, 2:39 AM
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'The Grid,' the proposal at Mesa Dr./Main, has an update. They pushed back the dates again in the development agreement with the city. But the staff report to City council says that financing is "being finalized,' so they promise they're going to break ground this summer. We'll see. Development also had a website now.

https://thegridinmesa.com
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2019, 9:35 PM
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I don't know if this is high profile enough, but I thought some people here might find it interesting:

Goldwater brewery plans to add a second location at Longbow Marketplace in Northeast Mesa, along with the already announced FatCats entertainment center. It's good to see something like this take off since that part of town has been practically dead developmentally for as long as I can remember.

http://www.phoenixcommercialadvisors...fo/reck202.htm
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The Strand @ Gilbert will offer 25-acres of water activities for every age. The facility is expected to open in the summer of 2020 and will include the following amenities:
  • Cable Wake Park
    Surf Lagoon
    Inflatable Water Park
    Sand Beach
    Restaurant with food and beverage service
    Water Safety and Conservation Education
    Restrooms
    Outdoor Cabanas Areas (for rent) in turf/Beach area
    Indoor Party Rooms
    Indoor Arcade*
    Inflatable Play Structures
    Kids Play Area
    Merchandise Sales*
    Rental of Storage Lockers and Equipment*
    Floating tubes
    Lessons
    Kayak, canoeing and Paddle Boarding
    Yoga Courses
    Swimming areas
    Video Boards and amplified music
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Old Posted Mar 3, 2019, 8:42 PM
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I took a quick photo of the New Square project in Chandler

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Old Posted Apr 19, 2019, 2:52 PM
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FC Arizona to Build 10,900 Seat Stadium

Looks like Phoenix Rising won't be the only game in town. FC Arizona to build a fairly large stadium. Good win for wherever this goes. I'm guessing somewhere in East Mesa although the exact location isn't disclosed.

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FC Arizona announces plans for facility, 10,900-seat multi-use stadium in Phoenix
Posted: 5:39 AM, Apr 19, 2019 Updated: 5:39 AM, Apr 19, 2019
By: Shane Dale

FC Arizona, a soccer club that competes in the National Premier Soccer League, announced plans Thursday for a new facility in the Southeast Valley, including a 10,900-seat multi-use stadium.

The exact location of the facility is to be determined, but FC Arizona said it is working with real-estate developers and investors to create the venue as part of a mixed-use development that includes offices, retail locations and a hotel.

In addition to the stadium, the facility will include four full-size fields, classrooms and an indoor soccer facility. FC Arizona, which currently plays its home games at Mesa High School, will be the primary tenant of the facility, but the club plans to hold concerts, high school football championships and other sporting events at the venue.

FC Arizona hopes to break ground on the facility in early 2021. It will be built on private land and will not require taxpayer funds, according to the team.

FC Arizona is in its third year of competition. In addition to its men's team, it recently added a women's soccer team and just announced the creation of a youth program. The NPSL is generally recognized as a fourth-tier soccer league in the United States.

FC Arizona released artist renderings of what the completed venue is expected to look like.
Source: https://www.abc15.com/sports/fc-ariz...ast-of-phoenix
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2019, 9:30 PM
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Looks like Phoenix Rising won't be the only game in town. FC Arizona to build a fairly large stadium. Good win for wherever this goes. I'm guessing somewhere in East Mesa although the exact location isn't disclosed.



Source: https://www.abc15.com/sports/fc-ariz...ast-of-phoenix
that'd be a great venue for some outdoor concerts with actual seats too!
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Benedectine University and Catholic higher education

This is an interesting article about the efforts of Catholic colleges and universities to establish second campuses in the East Valley. Much of the emphasis is on Benedictine in downtown Mesa. One detail has me confused, though. Sports are mentioned as a feature for Benedictine, but I have no idea of where teams would practice or play. From what I've seen of the Mesa campus, it's just a building along Main Street. Are there facilities elsewhere?

https://www.americamagazine.org/fait...n-they-succeed
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This is an interesting article about the efforts of Catholic colleges and universities to establish second campuses in the East Valley. Much of the emphasis is on Benedictine in downtown Mesa. One detail has me confused, though. Sports are mentioned as a feature for Benedictine, but I have no idea of where teams would practice or play. From what I've seen of the Mesa campus, it's just a building along Main Street. Are there facilities elsewhere?

https://www.americamagazine.org/fait...n-they-succeed
Very interesting article. Glad to see that Benedictine seems to be doing OK--I didn't have high hopes.

They do have sports, but they don't have any of their own facilities as far as I know. They play basketball and volleyball at Mesa Community College, golf in Las Sendas, and baseball/softball/soccer at Riverview park, I believe at the fields next to the Cubs' Sloan Park.
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Mesa is moving forward with an RFQ for developers for Site 17--the vacant land at Mesa Dr./University that Mesa bought through eminent domain and razed in the late 80s for a pie-in-the-sky resort plan that fell through, and which has been vacant ever since. Hopefully they've already done some work behind the scenes and they have at least one developer that is interested--Mesa hasn't always had much interest in their RFPs.

http://azbex.com/developer-requested...own-mesa-site/

Glad to see that they plan to maintain the historic street grid, and are planning with an eye toward connecting the site to light rail .5 miles away. The site is in an opportunity zone, so maybe that will be the extra nudge they need to get something done.

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