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In an effort to carry out Mesa City Council's Strategic Initiatives, the EconomicDevelopment Department is coordinating a variety of efforts focused on revitalizing Downtown Mesa. Efforts range from engaging stakeholders in a discussion about a vision for downtown to discussions about integrating Light Rail transit along Main Street.

Downtown Vision - Downtown Mesa stakeholders, including the City of Mesa and the Downtown Mesa Association, working together to set a vision for the future of Downtown.

Downtown Activation - The City of Mesa and the Downtown Mesa Association are focused on the facilitation, promotion and coordination of special events in the downtown area.

Redevelopment - The City is committed to promoting redevelopment  and finding flexible solutions to the reuse of older buildings in the Downtown Area.

Transit-Oriented Design and Form - The City will incorporate a form-based code in Downtown Mesa and surrounding areas to encourage Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and urban building forms.
Central Main Plan - This plan addresses land uses adjacent to light rail stations, planned and future, on Main Street between Sycamore and Gilbert Road. When completed, the City of Mesa will have a plan and tools to encourage redevelopment and revitalization that balances existing uses with those appropriate for areas adjacent to light rail.
Light Rail Integration - METRO and the City of Mesa seek to integrate light rail transit in a manner that supports existing businesses and provides for ample future development and economic opportunities.



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