The city of Mesa opened up a new, state-of-the-art apartment complex as part of a plan to address homelessness in the city.
The apartment complex, located at 2254 W. Main St., is an 80-unit affordable housing facility, with 30 units devoted to chronically homeless individuals and residents in need of intensive and long-term support services, according to a press release. Also included in the project are community rooms, a health and wellness center, and three classrooms operated by Head Start.
“The La Mesita Apartments will be a high-quality project in west Mesa that will offer affordable housing in close proximity to light rail and other public transit as well as neighborhood services,” District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh said in the release. “The City is excited about the project because it has the potential to act as a catalyst for more redevelopment in the area.”
The city opened La Mesita Apartments on March 31 as part of a partnership with the Arizona Department of Housing, A New Leaf and other community organizations.
The grand opening marked the first phase of the La Mesita project, with the second phase involving a new supportive service office building, a three-story, 16-unit family shelter building and a play area for children. Construction on that phase is scheduled to begin this month.
The project’s third phase features 30 more units for the chronically homeless, a new parking layout and an open space area.
“The La Mesita Apartments redevelopment is another example of the great partnership Mesa has with non-profit organizations and the State of Arizona to benefit the residents and our community. Each of the partners played a very important role to make this project a success,” said Mayor Scott Smith.
Visit www.TurnaNewLeaf.org or call (480) 464-4648 for more information.