This new Starbucks in Mesa, Arizona is located across Southern Avenue from the Banner Desert Medical Center. The project transformed an outdated retail facility into a landmark café, anchoring a busy intersection near the medical center and demonstrating the thoughtful and eco-conscious designs Starbucks is known for.
The physically constrained 0.65-acre corner location was designed to accommodate pedestrian friendly access, while still providing the drive-thru service for which the coffee icon is well known. The drive thru was designed to make best use of the small site, minimizing obstruction to traffic flow along both frontages, and retaining pedestrian access along the sidewalk close to the busy medical center.
Bowman Consulting provided surveying and engineering services. The project required coordination with the Flood Control District of Maricopa County due to its location in the flood plain. Additionally, a City of Mesa CIP project impacted both frontages of the project site, requiring collaboration of design elements to ensure a smooth construction interface.