By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Once the end of the line for light rail, nearly 21-acres around Mesa’s Sycamore Station are poised to become a signature development area under a Smart Growth Community Plan currently under review by the city.
The proposal by developer Miravista Holdings will create seven parcels in a transit-oriented neighborhood featuring a mix of multifamily, townhomes, retail, commercial, senior living and parking facilities.
Sycamore Station, north of Main Street and Dobson Road, was once the end of the line for the Valley’s light rail system. With the 2015 extension of the system to Mesa Drive, the park and ride and bus transfer functions around the station have changed, and the area has become under-utilized.