Cathedral Square and The Marist

May 3, 2017

The Diocesan Complex will replace the old Parish Hall and serve several different functions like conferences and public events. (Photo looking SW/ DTP Sep 7. Rendering/Diocese of Tucson)


Under Construction:

The Cathedral Square, is a joint project that will restore the historic Our Lady’s Chapel, the rectory building and the Marist College building. St. Augustine Cathedral’s parish hall has been demolished and is being replaced with a $12 million, 50,000 square foot four story complex (click picture above to see rendering). The Diocesan Complex will house offices for the cathedral on the first floor, a 500 seat conference and education center on the second floor and offices on the third and fourth floors for the Cathedral and Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson.

Phoenix, Arizona based Foundation for Senior Living is constructing a seven story 93,017 sqft apartment complex called The Marist on Cathedral Square with 75 units for low-income seniors that will replace the old Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson offices at the SE corner of Broadway and Church. The project includes laundry rooms, a gym, outdoor patio space, socializing rooms, and private parking. Included in the Marist on Cathedral Square project is restoration and repurposing of the once deteriorating Marist College building (last picture below) built in 1915, into a first floor community center and 8 units for low-income seniors on the second and third floors. The project was approved for low-income housing tax credits(LIHTC) in 2016. The Marist College Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the only remaining mud adobe structure in the state and is a historical landmark in the state and greater southwest region.

The Marist will be located at the SE corner of Church and Broadway along the modern streetcar. (Photo looking SE/ DTP Aug 4. Rendering/Poster Frost Mitro)


The Marist College building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only existing three-story historic structure built with adobe mud in Arizona. (Photo looking South/DTP Sep 7. Click picture for rendering/FSL)


Project Status: What will be the seven story Marist Apartments on Cathedral Square at the SE corner of Broadway and Church is now on interior construction (click on the picture above to see the rendering). Facade restoration is complete on the Marist College Building. Interior structural improvements including steel beams now hold up the historic building.

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Cathedral Square projects in downtown Tucson advance

New effort to save historic downtown building

Parish hall at St. Augustine Cathedral nears demolition

Get a peek into the Diocese of Tucson’s Marist College

To stay downtown, diocese will restore Tucson’s Cathedral Square

Tucson diocese’s pastoral center moves Tuesday