This project was co-developed with California based, Community Development Partners over a 12 month period. Sited near the light rail line in the heart of downtown Mesa, this charming National Historic Register building was preserved and adaptively redeveloped into student housing for the Benedictine University, Mesa Campus.

The Alhambra Mesa: 43 S. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85210













A hybrid structure, the property boasts dormitory style rooms with common restrooms in the former 1894 Hotel building and studio style rooms with in-suite restrooms in the former 1950’s Apartment Building. Two era’s of architecture come together to form a charming private outdoor courtyard where students can live, entertain, relax and study under the canopy of desert trees and the Arizona sun.

The building preserves its attractive historic character inside and out, offering its residents a one-of-a kind college student housing living experience.

Completed in 2017
Co-Developer & Co-Owner

11,664 SF – National Historic Register Building
Former 1890’s Hotel & 1950’s Apartment Building
(60) Bed – Single & Double Occupancy Student Housing (Benedictine University)
9,775 SF Lot
Zoned Downtown Core – T.O.D. (Light Rail)