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Mesa honors owners of Extraordinary Properties
By: Kevin Christopher
03/5/13 8:27 AM

March 5, 2013
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699 
Mesa, AZ – The City of Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties campaign has recognized five property owners who exceed design standards in the areas where they are located.  The recipients were recognized at the March 4 City Council meeting.
The property owners recognized for Extraordinary Properties are:
         Commercial Property – Carol Ripsam, owner of the Cabbage Rose Quilt Shop on N. Dobson Road.  This property is very unique to Mesa  because it is a log cabin.  The building has had an amazing transformation from its prior use.
         Residential Property – Alejandro and Guillermina Castro for their home on East Vine Avenue.  Mr. Castro is a landscaper by trade and takes great pride in their home.  He built the front porch, the front paver walk and planted all of the plants.
         Residential Property – Silvestre and Josie Ochoa for their home on East Forge Avenue in the Holmes Addition neighborhood.  They have owned the home for about 20 years.  Mr. Ochoa added a front porch, stonework, front pavers and landscaping.
         Residential Property – Manfredo and Antonia Canton for their home on South Miller Street in the Tucker Place neighborhood.  Mr. Canton has done all of the landscaping and works hard at keeping the property “extraordinary.”
         Residential Property – Francisco and Maria Otero for their home on East Millett Avenue in the Park Village neighborhood.  The Oteros, who are childhood sweethearts, have lived in the home for 12 years.  They eventually want to leave the home to their children.
The recipients of the Extraordinary Properties awards each receive a certificate and an Extraordinary Properties sign that will be displayed in their yards for three months.  The winners will be nominated for the “Mayor’s Award for Building a Better Mesa.”  Every Extraordinary Property nominee will receive a thank you letter and certificate.
Each quarter, a panel of community leaders will select the winners.  If you see an extraordinary home or business, you can submit your nominations to

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