City of Mesa News Article
Meeting to provide project updates in Temple / Pioneer Park Neighborhood
By: Kevin Christopher
06/18/14 4:42 PM

June 16, 2014
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699 

Mesa, AZ – With several current and upcoming public improvement projects in the area, an Open House to discuss plans for the Temple/Pioneer Park neighborhood will be held Tuesday, June 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room of the Mesa Public Library, 64 E. First St.

City staff will provide updates and information about the projects designed to improve the neighborhood. In addition, representatives of private land owners and public-private partnerships, such as Artspace, Benedictine University, El Rancho Apartments and Mesa Urban Garden, will be available to discuss future plans. Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be seeking input on possible improvements in the neighborhood.

As the east gateway to downtown, the Temple/Pioneer Park Neighborhood is anchored around the large opened spaces provided by the Mesa Arizona Temple Grounds and Pioneer Park. Including examples of some of the first development to occur outside of the original downtown square mile, this neighborhood will be at the forefront of Mesa’s urban evolution. This evolution is being spurred by public investment in the light rail extension to Mesa Drive, a future light rail extension to Gilbert Road, renovation of Pioneer Park and future streetscape improvements to Mesa Drive, in addition to private investment.

Questions or comments on the open house may be directed to Development and Sustainability Project Manager Jeff McVay at (480) 644-5379 or 


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