Mesa picks a path for Class A development next to Cubs ballpark

By |2018-05-10T13:14:52+00:00May 10th, 2018|

The Mesa City Council voted 7-0 Monday to pick a new Class A development on 28.2 acres of city-owned land next to the Chicago Cubs Sloan Park.

Lincoln Property Co. and the Boyer Co. had competing office developments for the land which is now city-owned soccer fields in the Riverview area near Rio Salado Parkway, Dobson Road and Loop 202.

That’s also near the Mesa Riverview retail development. The Mesa Council picked the Lincoln development.

Lincoln pitched a 1.35-million-square-foot office project called The Union. It entails four new office buildings between four and eight stories. The buildings would range between 225,000 and 450,000 square feet each.

Lincoln is partnering with Harvard Investments on the Mesa development. They’ve teamed on other projects.

Mesa and Lincoln still need to craft a final agreement for The Union.

“We are honored at the city of Mesa’s confidence in the Lincoln-Harvard team and our vision for The Union, and we’re looking forward to returning to the city council in two weeks to finalize the MOU,” said Lincoln Property Co.’s Executive Vice President David Krumwiede in a statement. “There is such tremendous demand in our market for premier, creative office space.”

Krumwiede said The Union project will help bring jobs to the Mesa Riverview area.

The Boyer Co. had proposed a development called The Exchange. It would be a 738,000-square-foot Class A office project with four buildings. Those would range between three and six stories and between 160,000 square feet and 210,000 square feet.

Both Lincoln and Boyer have new developments going up in neighboring Tempe.