By Savanna Lee | East Valley Tribune
Downtown Mesa has received a facelift as private investors redeveloped and invested in the Mesa Arizona Temple and the area surrounding it.
Total capital investment in construction and real estate in Mesa has increased from $10 million in 2014 to nearly $138 million in 2020. It has more than doubled just since 2019, according to the Economic Development Project Success dataset in the city of Mesa’s data portal.
The total projected square footage of construction and real estate projects in Mesa has expanded from 2,000 square feet in 2012 to just over 1.4 million square feet in 2021, according to the dataset.