If you couldn’t make it to the Feb. 6 Developer Update, no sweat, we’ve rounded up 10 takeaways from the meeting. Here are the slides from the presentation to refer to that provide pictures and addition details.
1 – By the numbers.
Eastmark is entitled for up to 15,000 residential units and 20 million square feet of non-residential use (like schools, parks, and retail). Right now there are 2,331 acres of land already developed or committed to development, and 6,491 residential lots that have been planned out or sold. (slide 2)
2 – Disc golf!
It’s like golf with a Frisbee, and it’s coming soon to Eastmark. The proposed 33-acre, 18-hole disc golf course will also include park space with gardens, playgrounds, and walking trails. This will all happen just beyond the residential housing north of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard. Get ready for nine holes between Eastmark Parkway and Everton Terrace and nine holes between Everton Terrace and the new Safeway shopping center. (slide 11)
3 – A (really big) monument.
Coming in 2019 is a spectacular new Eastmark entry monument at the southeast corner of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Ellsworth Road. This epic entryway is going to be huge. It will be 35 feet high, with 10-foot-tall letters spelling out “Eastmark,” and dynamic LED lighting that can be customized for holidays and special events. (slide 9)
4 – Safeway is coming soon.
Safeway broke ground last week on the northwest corner of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Signal Butte Road and per contract is expected to be completed by December 2019. What we also know: The shopping plaza will be dubbed “The Point,” Safeway will have a gas station, and Dominion Self Storage has signed on the dotted line as a tenant. Per requirements from the city of Mesa, there will be pedestrian access between the shopping center and Relativity Point Park off of Benton Road.
5 – Data center download.
The Apple facility at Signal Butte and Elliott is finished and operational. The first of three buildings for EdgeCore data center is under construction a quarter mile south of Elliott Road and completion is expected by end of June. (slide 7)
6 – Phase 3 is underway.
Ground has broken on Phase 3 of The Eastmark Great Park and construction should wrap up by the end of the year. The 28 acres of park space will include lighted baseball fields, sand volleyball and basketball courts, a dog park, play structures, and a food truck-friendly zone. (slide 8)
7 – New homes.
Seven hundred single family residential lots and 580 medium-density residential lots (think Inspirian Park-style) are on the construction plans for the land between Ellsworth Road and Eastmark Parkway and Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Warner Road. This area will be developed in five phases over the next few years with the first phase starting in late summer. (slides 4-6)
8 – New roads.
As Eastmark grows we need more roads, so get ready for a few new neighborhood routes in 2019 (slide 3):
- The extension of Everton Terrace to Elliot Road is complete and will officially open to traffic once the city of Mesa has completed the Elliot Road improvements, expected mid-April.
- The extension of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard from Eastmark Parkway to Ellsworth Road should be completed by the end of June.
- The extension of Eastmark Parkway north of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard is expected to be open by July.
- The extension of Inspirian Parkway north of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard should be under construction by July.
9 – New traffic signals.
The traffic signal at Copernicus and Ray (at the Innovation Park entrance) is on the horizon. Once the city of Mesa finishes construction of the turn lane into Eastmark High School, it’s full steam ahead on this signal. Traffic signals at Eastmark Parkway and Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Ellsworth Road, will be fully operational once Point Twenty-Two connects to Ellsworth (by end of June). (slide 3)
10 – Stay tuned.
While the planned Mesa fire station is no longer slated for the land just south of BASIS (the TBD site will now be more centrally located in the neighborhood), there are discussions with the city of Mesa about using the space for a new bond-funded library.
What about retail at Ellsworth and Ray? Planning and negotiations are always in play so stay tuned for further developments as Eastmark grows.
Don’t forget, construction timelines are always in flux, so details and dates are subject to change.
Have a follow-up question? Feel free to contact the Eastmark Community Life Team.