By Lily Altavena | The Republic
The taxpayer cost to build a proposed Arizona State University development in downtown Mesa is estimated to start at $70 million.
That is about $100 million less than a similar proposal Mesa voters shot down in 2016, according to the city.
The deal is not expected to go to voters this time. That’s because city leaders would identify other revenue to pay for the project instead of the sales-tax hike voters rejected.