City of Mesa voters actually turned out in favor of the $250 Million Waveyard project for the northwest part of their town. Located near the 101 and 202 freeway’s, the Waveyard will be easily accessed from all parts of the Valley. The first phase of the project is said to include:
*Resort Hotel and Conference Center (Minimum 400 room, 4 star resort with 30-50,00 sq.ft of conference center)
*Indoor Water Park (80,000 sq. ft)
*Surfing Wave Pool (Outdoors and separate from the Indoor Water Park)
*White Water Course, Paddle Sports Center, and Training Facility
*Scuba Shack and Dive Experience
*Entertainment Retail Village (Minimum 200,000 sq. ft.)
Looking at their web site, they also mention:
“surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, standing wave surfing, wakeboarding, boogie boarding, climbing, canyoneering, zip lines, an action river, board sports training, a massive sand beach, concerts, world class competitions, volleyball, an indoor water park, special events, and much, much more.”
Waveyard, won more than 65 percent of the votes cast. This is interesting because Mesa voters have long been the “NIMBY” type. Looks like the “sleepy little town” that is actually one of our largest cities, (of nearly 450,000 people) is starting to plan a few areas of development to change their image. The Falcon Field area is expanding and the Gateway area
is showing a lot of potential as well.
This project will be fun to watch and I’ll be writing more about it in the future. Please check back and take a look at our web site
for more local area information.