Amy B Wang for The Arizona Republic
If the Great Recession had been averted, what might the Southeast Valley look like today?
A Mesa resident could be waking up in his 19th-floor Fiesta Towers penthouse condo, and glancing across to a neighbor in an adjacent luxury building.
In place of dirt lots around Gilbert and Chandler, there likely would be dozens of mixed-use developments and mid-rise office condos.
Instead, a stalled market, developer bankruptcies and crippled lenders put an end to — or delayed or significantly scaled back — these and many other ambitious developments the past five years. Here is a look at what might have been around the Southeast Valley.
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