Drafts of the proposed Quality Design Guidelines are now available for public review and comment: 




Your input is important to us.  Please email review comments to: designguidelinesinfo@mesaaz.gov 


Today, Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona, the 36th largest in the nation and covers an area of approximately 132 square miles. Over the course of Mesa’s history, the pattern of growth and development has moved outward from the downtown core and taken on a typical suburban pattern of development. More recently, however, Mesa has started growing and evolving from a large, sprawling bedroom community to a vibrant and modern city with an urbanizing downtown core and outer suburban areas. Mesa wants to responsibly manage this growth and achieve its goal of creating a high quality, recognizable city with a strong sense of place.

Project Purpose & Intent

To promote quality development, the City of Mesa is creating Design Guidelines that will serve as a tool for the development community, as well as residents, business owners, city council and staff to utilize when considering the location, design, and context of new development and redevelopment within the City.

Project Process

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