Julian Drew Lofts

October 14, 2019

The Julian Drew Lofts will be constructed on the current parking lot located at the southeast corner of Broadway Blvd. and Arizona Ave. The rental units will have 16 foot ceilings, high enough for a loft to be built over each kitchen (Renderings courtesy of Engberg Anderson Architects).



Local developer Ross Rulney is proposing to construct a new five-story building consisting of 44 loft units next to the historic Julian Drew at 182 E. Broadway Blvd. The mixed-use development includes 3,350 sq. ft. of ground floor retail facing Broadway Blvd., as well as a rooftop terrace on top of the historic Julian Drew for residents. All units will feature floor to ceiling glass with either south, west or north facing views while some of the rental units will have balconies. The project also includes renovations to the current Lewis Hotel Apartments that will have access to the new building and rooftop terrace. Rio Nuevo advanced the project with a 25-year, $1.75 million loan and another $100,000 if construction costs rise.

The project is expected to begin in the summer of 2020.


Julian Drew In the News:

A Look At The Julian Drew/Lewis Hotel Lofts Planned For Downtown

Rio Nuevo Board Advances Julian Drew Lofts Project and Sunshine Mile Project

Lofts and apartments coming to eastern end of downtown Tucson