By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune
Mesa plans to sell a 13-acre site that would turn an orange grove with stunning mountain views into an upscale neighborhood with close proximity to the Red Mountain Freeway.
The land was purchased as a 33-acre site by the city in 1989 for its water potential with an aquifer located underground. The city will retain a seven-acre piece for development of a future well.
The remaining 19 acres was previously sold by to the Arizona Department of Transportation as part of the freeway’s right-of-way.