Mesa is seeking a company to lease and develop a technology-oriented business park on 70 acres of city-owned land near Falcon Field Airport.
The site, to be called the Falcon Tech Center, is on the southwest corner of Greenfield and McDowell Roads adjacent to the airport. It is vacant and being used for agriculture.
“It’s well positioned to support the growth of specific business sectors, which enhance the area, support Falcon Field Airport, create high-quality jobs for the community and enrich the businesses currently operating in and around the airport,” said Lori Gary, Mesa senior economic development project manager, in an email.
The city is seeking to develop a “high-quality business park” in line with growing tech business sectors. Mesa’s vision is a campus-like setting that would ideally attract high-growth medical device and technology companies, Gary said.
The city anticipates entering into a long-term lease of up to 40 years with a developer, which will generate long-term revenue to support operations at Falcon Field Airport. The city’s request says lease terms are open for negotiation and does not specify the expected lease costs, Gary said.
The chosen applicant will be responsible for developing the project and securing long-term tenants. The city will keep the request open until a successful bidder is selected.