By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune
A New Year full of change is expected for downtown Mesa in 2021, leaving Mayor John Giles and City Council excited about the traditionally sleepy area’s long-promised reawakening.
ASU@ Mesa City Center is at the forefront of the revival of the city’s core though the massive construction project will be the last of three pieces to open. City Council last month approved one of the contracts for another piece – The Studio @ Mesa Center, an $8.6 million project.
The new municipal plaza is planned for a Thanksgiving opening, followed by The Studios@ Mesa City Center in December or early 2022. The ASU@ Mesa City Center is anticipated to debut during the summer or fall of 2022.