Downtown Mesa will see major changes on Main Street throughout 2020, as Palladium GRID breaks ground on a new $75 million mixed-use development, The GRID. A groundbreaking ceremony is slated on Monday, Feb. 24 from 8 – 10 a.m. to commemorate the development.
The GRID creates a new neighborhood that brings together lifestyle amenities, three luxury housing options, a healthy, full-service restaurant and creative Class A office space.
The mid-rise structure will make use of an underutilized City of Mesa parking structure situated on 3.3 acres fronting on Main Street, reimagining it as an inclusive urban mixed-use community. From micro-units to luxury market-rate apartments to contemporary rowhomes, The GRID is designed to become the social ‘living room’ of Downtown Mesa. The neighborhood will also feature ground floor restaurants that will spill onto the sidewalks and create an electric vibe in the Downtown.
“This project has been 2 1/2 years in the making and we are thrilled to see our vision come to life,” said Tony Wall, Palladium principal and founder of 3W Management. “We will bring morning, noon and evening dining. It will be a great place for meeting and socializing and will, mesh beautifully with the existing businesses and restaurants currently operating on Main Street.”
Karrin Taylor Robson is a principal in Palladium and the founder of Arizona Strategies. Robson grew up on Main Street and has seen the Downtown in good and bad times. “Downtown Mesa has special meaning to me,” said Robson. “Our work on The GRID will bring new residents who can enjoy the lively Downtown lifestyle and this vibrant city that I admire.”
The GRID will include 14,000 square feet of creative Class A office space that blends into the project and overlooks the activity on Main Street.
Developed in partnership with the City of Mesa, Benedictine University Mesa, and Palladium, The GRID is a unique public-private partnership to bring residential and specialized commercial development to Downtown Mesa. This partnership will provide opportunities for student housing and realize the next step in Mesa’s vibrant urban vision for the Downtown.
“The GRID is exactly the type of development we want to see in downtown Mesa,” Mayor John Giles said. “Building residential, restaurant and office space on top of an underutilized parking garage will add tremendously to our growing urban neighborhood. Congratulations to The GRID and everyone involved in this one-of-a-kind project, I’m excited to see another crane in downtown Mesa’s skyline.”
As part of The GRID’s residential plan, there will be four levels of residential units, sky apartments, built on top of the Pomeroy Parking Garage as well as urban flats and rowhomes included in the neighborhood.
The 75 urban flats are micro-units designed with students and young professionals in mind. Each urban flat will be around 400 square feet with floor-to-ceiling views of the mountains featuring galley kitchens and built in furniture.
The GRID’s master plan community features 15 rowhomes that are three-level walk-ups. Each rowhome will have a private dooryard at its entry with reserved private garage parking and direct access from the home. Each rowhome will feature a great room living area, second level master suite with walk-in closets and a third level master suite, guest bedroom or office space with the option of this level being divided into two bedrooms.
Finally, The GRID will also offer 196 luxury sky apartments situated on floors four through seven. Each floor will feature a private urban living room lounge with a fireplace, balconies and glass walls to enjoy the views. Residents will also have access to special event space for private functions as well as the Sky Lounge on the rooftop.
All residents will have access to the community’s high-end amenities including the rooftop lounge, luxurious garden courtyards, large storage spaces, resident lounges and work areas, outdoor pool and lounge areas, indoor and outdoor fitness areas and more. The adjacent city park, will be upgraded to include public and private event spaces as well.
The GRID is expected to open in phases, with the first phase slated for delivery in late 2020. For more information about The GRID, please visit www.thegridinmesa.com.