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Start Here: The Downtown Transformation Office

A dedicated team of downtown experts provides concierge, cradle to grave service to simplify and expedite your project.

Whether you have questions about investment opportunities, opening a small business, zoning, entitlements, utilities, incentives or more, Mesa’s Downtown Transformation Office is your one-stop-shop for doing business downtown. Contact the team and let us know how we can help support your business.

Small Business

Small businesses have a lot to do; red tape shouldn’t be one of them. Our team can guide you to available leases and properties for purchase, connect you with experts on city code, zoning, licensing, permitting, patio extensions and more so you can open for business on target with less effort.

Access the new Mesa Business Builder Business Resource Guide, a list of important contacts, and tips for performing construction work in existing buildings. 

Create a listing on with assistance from the Downtown Mesa Association. Are you a new business needing to be added to our directory? Email Kate with your information. 

Development Assistance

From site selection to certificate of occupancy, we provide personal project management services at no cost to you. Our knowledge of city processes and regulations has helped the businesses we work with identify pitfalls and save time and money. We understand available incentives and have a track record of closing deals.

City and Community Synergy

The Downtown Transformation Team brings together the diverse disciplines of the City into one point of contact. From elected officials, to design, environmental, right-of-way and permits, district beautification and more. Our office works in sync with the Downtown Mesa Association and other business facilitators to set you up for success.  


The City of Mesa owns and operates its own solid waste, water, electric, and gas utilities in downtown Mesa. We have access to the tools and expertise to analyze capacity and provide solutions for utility upgrades or connections, all in one place.