‘ZenCity’ could bring unique structure to Mesa

This unique apartment complex proposed for Main Street in downtown Mesa would be composed of units built by a Page company and stacked atop each other. (City of Mesa/Submitted)

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents CaliberCos.)

By Scott Shumaker | Mesa Tribune

If all goes according to plan, downtown Mesa will be the state’s first site of an apartment complex created from Arizona-made two-bedroom and studio homes stacked and connected together like LEGOs to form two five-story midrise towers on Main Street.

ZenniHomes, founded by businessman and former state lawmaker Bob Worsley in 2019, has signed a deal with an owner of a historic property on Main Street to create a 90-unit apartment complex on top of existing basement and ground level commercial spaces.

The modular homes would be sent to Mesa from ZenniHomes’ new factory in Page in Northern Arizona at the site of the former coal-fired Navajo Generating Station power plant, which closed in 2019.

ZenniHomes’ residential units are 320 square feet for the studios and 640 for the 2-bedroom and are built to the dimensions of shipping containers to reduce the costs of construction and transport.


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December 2022