By Mara Knaub | Yuma Sun
The Yuma City Council extended the boundary of the Mesa Heights Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area to incorporate newly annexed land planned for development of multi-family residential homes. The initial proposal calls for an 80-unit apartment complex.
By unanimous vote, the council amended the boundary of the Mesa Heights NRSA, adding 15.66 acres east of Arizona Avenue, north of 18th Street.
In 2015, the council approved the Mesa Heights Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan, which guides the use of Community Development Block Grant funds and establishes funding priorities for projects in the area.
Part of the goals is to bring more housing into the neighborhood and encourage in-fill construction on vacant land in the interior of the neighborhood, between existing homes, as well as along Arizona Avenue.