Arizona Forge at Roy Place

February 27, 2020

The historic Roy Place Building at 44 N Stone Ave, built in 1928 (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona – Business Affairs Planning, Design and Construction).



The University of Arizona (UA) completed a $2 million interior renovation of the historic Roy Place building at 44 N Stone Ave. into a business innovation hub. According to their website, “Forge will serve as a unique business innovation hub that combines startup incubation, experiential student education, and corporate innovation.”

According to the UA Planning, Design and Construction project page: Tucson’s new innovation center, FORGE ( Finding Opportunities & Resources to Grow Entrepreneurs), will combine startup incubation, experiential student education and corporate innovation in the updated Roy Place building with office space, event space and a catering kitchen. FORGE will support Startup Business Incubator, community partner with Startup Tucson and future corporate partner ships. Project involves construction of restrooms, renovation of most building systems and modernization on the 1st and 2nd floors. Demolition & Construction started on July 22, 2019 and was finished in late February of 2020.

StartUp Tucson has relocated to the first floor of the building.


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