Cathedral Square and The Marist

April 1, 2019

The new The Conference and Education building in the foreground and Cathedral St. Augustine in the background (Photo/DTP June 2019).



The Cathedral Square, was a joint project that restored the historic Our Lady’s Chapel, the rectory building and the Marist College building. St. Augustine Cathedral’s parish hall was demolished and was replaced with a $12 million, 50,000 square foot four story complex (click picture above to see the original rendering). The Conference and Education building houses 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 constructed a seven story 93,017 sqft apartment complex called The Marist on Cathedral Square with 75 units for low-income seniors that replaced 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 (botoom 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 three-story mud adobe structure in the state and is a historical landmark in Arizona and greater southwest region.

The Marist is now complete and leasing. It is located at the SE corner of Church and Broadway along the modern streetcar. (Photo looking SE/ DTP Dec 2018)


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. It is now complete and all eight units are fully leased (Photo courtesy of Poster Frost Mirto).


Project Status: Both the Marist mid-rise and the Marist College Building are complete. The Marist College is fully leased and there are still units available in the mid-rise Marist, click here for more information on leasing. The Conference and Education building was completed in March of 2019.


Cathedral Square In the News:

New affordable senior housing complex opens downtown — with no vacancies

What’s going up? Downtown cathedral getting neighboring event center, offices

Tucson’s Cathedral bandshell moved

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