Mesa Downtown Innovation District Strategic Plan

Mesa Downtown Innovation District Strategic Plan

VODA was engaged by a group of private developers and city officials to assist the community of Mesa, Arizona with a strategy to develop additional arts and cultural facilities in their downtown area. Fostering an innovation district was a key component of the future vision for Downtown Mesa.

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With a diverse group of stakeholders, VODA lead a multi-day workshop to walk participants through various concepts and ideas for generating new investment and interest in Mesa’s downtown.

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Following the workshop, VODA worked with an economic development consultant to create a strategic plan for the ‘cultural core’ of downtown Mesa, building on existing assets and planned developments.

Project Info

  • Client: Mesa Urban Renewal Arts Lab
  • Project Completion: 2018
  • Location: Mesa, Arizona
  • Scope of Services: Master Planning, Urban Design