SE Mesa area could generate 240K jobs

Mesa officials have sketched out four main areas of activity for the sprawling southeastern part of the city. / City of Mesa / East Valley Tribune

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Hawes Crossing

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune

An east Mesa city councilman last week criticized a consultant’s report on the future of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, arguing it “would be a recipe for disaster’’ to allow housing in the flight path along Elliot Road.

Councilman Kevin Thompson’s comments came after a consultant outlined the city’s Inner Loop Master Plan, which covers the 3,100 acres closest to the airport. 

Overall, the Inner Loop District Study divides sprawling southeast Mesa into four districts: airport/campus, Inner Loop District to the northwest, mixed-use to the northeast and logistics/commerce to the southeast.