By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Mesa is looking at transferring or selling two city owned properties to New Leaf Inc., a nonprofit housing group.
New Leaf currently leases the two properties from Mesa. A property near Mesa Drive and Main Street is used for housing women overcoming homelessness and domestic violence. A second property at University Drive and Country Club Drive is used by New Leaf as information technology center by New Leaf.
The city of Mesa and Mesa City Council are being briefed on the options for the properties including selling them to New Leaf or continuing leasing them to the housing group.
Similar properties near the Main Street property are valued at between $300,000 and $325,000. The New Leaf leased property had a 2017 appraisal value of $166,000.
The University property was appraised of $350,000. Similar properties in the area are now valued at between $500,000 and $560,000.