TCC Renovation

February 28, 2020

Rio Nuevo Board Approves $65 Million Renovation Plan for TCC (Photo and caption courtesy of Rio Nuevo).



Via Rio Nuevo News Release (February 27, 2020):

“The Rio Nuevo Board approved the next steps in the much-anticipated Tucson Convention Center revitalization project, advancing more than $4 million in upgrades.
  • $3.4 million in renovations to existing meeting rooms, including the creation of a “board room” that will be a high-tech meeting area
  • $499,000 for the design of a 25,000-square-foot expansion that will add 18,000 square feet of meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibition hall. Construction is scheduled to begin after the 2021 Gem and Mineral Show.
  • $37,000 to retain an expert to evaluate the existing computer, communication and audio/visual systems and to recommend upgrades.
  • A $115,000 initial site development design package to evaluate the entire TCC grounds for code compliance and where necessary suggest upgrades to bring the grounds, including lighting, landscaping, walkways and accessibility features into code compliance.
Two other projects also are progressing and the Board anticipates updates at its March meeting.”
At it’s February meeting, Phil Swaim of Swaim Associates Architects indicated that the meeting room renovations will begin in April with an estimated completion of June 2020. Another project looking to begin in April is a new parking garage on the current Lot A surface parking lot which will serve the adjacent DoubleTree Hotel and TCC events – a 300-space parking garage at an approximate $5.2 million.

More information on additional TCC upgrades and plans can be found at


TCC Renovation In the News:

Rio Nuevo Board approves more than $4M in upgrades for Tucson Convention Center

Rio Nuevo advances $4 million for next steps in TCC improvements

Rio Nuevo approves $65 million TCC improvement plan

Tucson Convention Center to see $65 million upgrade

Tucson Convention Center getting $65 million upgrade, expansion

Rio Nuevo Accepts Priority List For $65M in TCC Improvements

New parking garage coming to Tucson Convention Center

Architects Present Plans for $60 Million in TCC Improvements

Rio Nuevo proposes $50 million renovation to Tucson Convention Center

Improvement projects approved for the Tucson Convention Center