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What’s Being Built In Mesa? New Map Has The Answers

People who live, work and do business in Mesa have a new way to find out what’s being built there. The city recently launched an active development map.

The online map shows all development activity across Mesa — from restaurants in the planning stages, mixed use buildings in the zoning process, townhomes going through the permit process, storage facilities under construction and office parks that have been completed.

JD Beatty, an economic development project manager, said the interactive tool will save residents time.

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“They’re not just having to go out and read a red planning and zoning sign or call someone at the city,” he said. “They can go just go online and see what’s happening and they can dig into it to find more information if they want.”

Beatty said they wanted to find a way to keep the public more engaged and informed about developments in Mesa.

“It took a number of months and coordinating really with our IT folks who did a phenomenal job in tying the data together with our development services department,” he said. “This was all done in-house so there was no significant cost associated with the tool.”

The interactive map complements Mesa’s economic development website. Launched last year, the site targets business owners, developers and others looking to expand, move or merge companies.

As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.