Fiesta District begins upgrades
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 22:09
The revamp of Southwest Mesa has commenced.
The Fiesta District is looking to improve it’s area by building a new police station, improving the streets, bringing new businesses, and attracting new schools.
Dennis Kavanaugh, Mesa City Council Member for District 3, said the upgrades have been long overdue.
“To many stakeholders the Fiesta District has a great economic value for being at the core of Southwest Mesa,” Kavanaugh said.
The Fiesta District is located from Dobson to Extension and from the US 60 to Southern.
Jeff Darbut, Vice President of administrative services at MCC, said the process will help attract more positive attention to the area.
“With these updates it will give the Fiesta District a new modern look where people can live, work, and study” he said. The money for this project is being funded by a public safety bond that was passed in 2008 in Mesa.
Next year the highlight of the Fiesta District will be the street improvements which will bring new signs, lights, bus bays, and roads.
MCC and Cardon Children's Medical Center both have taken steps to helping bring the new feel to the Fiesta District with their new building designs.
MCC has also broken ground on a new performing arts center which is set to open in the spring of 2014, and an art gallery which is set to open in the summer of 2013.
“With the improvements, it’s our hope that people will come out to our college and feel the sense of safety and want to go to college at MCC,” said Darbut.