New owner for Mesa Royale gives residents reprieve

The city of Mesa has been informed by representatives of the owner of the Mesa Royale Mobile Home Park,  644 W. Main St., that the sale of the property has closed. In light of this new development, the city will work with the new owner, a California-based company with expertise in trailer and mobile home parks and real estate development, to make the most-needed infrastructure improvements to the property, eliminate vacant units and make the most critical improvements to individual trailers that will render those units safe to occupy, according to an Aug. 27 press release.

(Mesa United Way in July launched a $100,000 fund drive to help 115 low-income families living in unsafe conditions in a west Mesa mobile home park move to safer homes. See a press release here. The press release stated that after determining that trying to fix a long list of serious code violations would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, Mesa Royale’s owner reportedly decided to sell the property.)

“The city’s primary concern is, and has always been, the health and safety of the Mesa Royale residents,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said in the Aug. 27 release.  “We acknowledge the great cooperation and work from the Mesa United Way, A New Leaf, For Our City faith-based agencies, city staff and former State Sen. Jerry Lewis, who offered tremendous assistance facilitating the sale and helping coordinate efforts to assist residents.”

The cooperation of these individuals and groups means safety improvements will be made, residents will get information about resources available to them to meet their needs and the community will have more time to develop a long term solution to help them, according to the release.

To date, approximately 15 families have received or are in the process of receiving resources to transition to new locations from social service agencies and organizations, according to the release.


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