West End Station

May 25, 2019

  Completed: Gorman & Company, Inc. and the Gadsden Company were the joint developers for West End Station, a $12 million 70-unit housing development located at 855 W Congress St. It is one of the first Section 811 projects approved in Arizona using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. West End Station is located in the […]

The Boxyard Tucson

January 18, 2019

  Complete: The new box car development on 4th Avenue at 238 N. Fourth Ave, developed by local Cypress Civil Development and designed by RAHarchitects is complete. Eventually The Boxyard will have 4 new restaurants that will compliment the 2 currently open bars. Indoor and outdoor community dining is housed and enclosed by ten re-purposed box cars […]

7th Avenue Commons

August 1, 2018

  Completed: Located at 529 North 7th Avenue, at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 5th Street (southwest corner), construction is now complete on 7th Avenue Commons. Developed by Gardner Capital Development and designed by Biltform Architecture of Phoenix, the project includes 50 affordable housing units and a community center. 27 apartments are located within the existing 12,000 sqft warehouse/office building […]

Mercado San Agustín Annex

May 3, 2018

  Completed: Developed by The Gadsden Company MSA Annex, located at  267 S Avenida Del Convento, is a $12 million expansion of the vibrant Mercado San Agustín Public Market. The 31,755 sqft mixed-used, 38 modified shipping container project west of downtown in the Mercado District features restaurants, bars, a retail mall, a 500-seat outdoor entertainment and festival venue. MSA […]

Broadway Dedicated Bike Lanes

April 9, 2018

  Completed: Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, began a bicycle/pedestrian improvement project in January 2018 from Broadway from Aviation Parkway to Fourth Avenue downtown. Crews constructed a Two-Way Cycle Track (also known as separated/protected bike lanes) on westbound Broadway. The work also included the […]

CITY Collaborative Learning Center

March 30, 2018

  Completed/Proposed: The first phase of renovations are complete as Arizona nonprofit CITY Center for Collaborative learning renovates the historic Howard & Stofft Stationery building (37 E Pennington) into a modern collaborative learning center for its students. The center, which neighbors City High School, expands the downtown campus and adds significant additional space for innovative […]

Coronado Hotel Apartments

February 5, 2018

Completed: Via Rob Paulus Architects: “The Coronado Hotel Repurpose marks the next phase and transition of the 1928 structure as part of the urban renewal of downtown Tucson. Opened first as a hotel, the building transitioned to assisted living in the 1992 and now, almost a hundred years later, the Coronado will be completely made […]

HUB & Playground Remodel

December 22, 2017

  Completed: Rio Nuevo and developer Scott Stiteler expanded their existing deal related to the AC Hotel Tucson by Marriott. Stiteler, owner of HUB and Playground and land lord of Elvira’s Restaurant, (all on the 200 block of east Congress) invested an additional $3.2 million for remodeling and improvements. HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery enhancements include […]

Scott Avenue Streetscape

November 17, 2017

  Completed: Rio Nuevo funded a $750,000 streetscape improvement to Scott Avenue from Congress to Pennington and kept the two-way vehicle concept. The project, designed by Norris Design, created extended sidewalks, new streetlights, and new planters and landscape. This project is meant to improve the safety and security for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles while improving connectivity […]

TMA Renovation

October 9, 2017

  Completed: Completed in October of 2017, Tucson Museum of Art underwent a $750,000 renovation that reworked the floor plan for a more open feel, added 5,000 square feet of gallery space, installed new flooring, and replaced the old AC system. TMA received a $2.5 donation in March 2018 from the Kasser Family; the largest […]

AC Hotel Tucson by Marriott

September 30, 2017

  Completed: The new 8-story, European style hotel is Downtown’s first hotel in over 45 years and features 136 rooms, a rooftop pool with nearby bar, a lobby bar and lounge, a fitness center, a locally managed spa, a 200-space public parking garage, and nearly 6,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. […]

The Brings Building

August 15, 2017

  Completed: The former Bring Funeral Home building located at 236 S. Scott Ave was purchased by Peach Properties and is part of a larger public-private partnership with Rio Nuevo and Marcel Dabdoub to restore a total of four historic downtown Tucson buildings. The 13,845 sqft building was converted to build-to-suit office and retail spaces ranging from […]

Two East Congress

July 12, 2017

Completed: Art Wadlund and Rob Caylor, developers of the One East and One West projects, renovated floors 3-5 at historic Chase Bank building located at 2 E Congress St into 21 market-rate urban lofts. The lofts range from 398 sqft – 845 sqft and are available in seven different floor plans. There is a Modern Streetcar stop […]


June 3, 2017

Completed: Luxury urban living in Downtown Tucson! Construction is complete on the 25 new multi-story, market-rate apartment complex across from St. Augustine Cathedral on Stone Avenue. Different floor plans are available and all units come with a garage. Now Leasing:  

Greyhound Bus Terminal

March 29, 2017

  Completed: The new Greyhound Bus Terminal at 801 E 12th St, was funded by Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District and is being leased to Greyhound. Open to the public in March of 2017, the new bus terminal allows passengers to easily access the Downtown districts and the University of Arizona. The building is approximately […]

Downtown Motor Apartments

February 6, 2017

  Completed: The 44-unit affordable housing project at 383 S Stone Ave across from the Police station was completed at the end of February. Portions of the original historic property remain and will be used for the office and lobby areas. A new 4-story addition has been constructed at the rear of the property to allow for […]

One West

October 5, 2016

  Completed: One West was completed in October of 2016 and has brought 40 multi-family apartments to the very heart of downtown Tucson, offering tenants exceptional access to everything downtown has to offer. Plus, with its convenient location along the modern street car route, One West offers easy transit-oriented access to the entire Central Business District and […]

The Arizona Hotel Building

July 25, 2016

Completed: The Arizona Hotel building at 35 N. Sixth Avenue underwent a $4.8 million renovation that includes the Arizona Hotel Apartments, offering 16 market-rate 1-bedroom and studio apartments on the second floor and free basement storage per unit. The ground floor is occupied by Miss Saigon restaurant, a UPS Store, and still has 2 suites available for […]

The Cadence

March 13, 2013

  Completed in August of 2013, The Cadence is a University of Arizona sanctioned off-campus, privately owned student housing complex located in two buildings on both sides of Toole Avenue. Developed by Capstone LLC and its Tucson-based development partner OasisTucson, this transit oriented development created approximately 456 student beds in a range of 1, 2, 3, 4 […]

One East

January 14, 2013

Completed: One East Broadway is an $18 million mixed-use commercial office, residential and retail complex at 1 E. Broadway adjacent to the historic Chase Bank building. The project completed in 2013 is approximately 26,434 square feet of office space, 4,115 square feet of retail space, 24 apartment units and a parking garage. Developers Art Wadlund and Rob […]

TEP Headquarters

November 1, 2011

  Completed: The nine-story building, completed in November 2011,  provides 170,000 square feet of office space for more than 425 employees of Tucson Electric Power (TEP), in the heart of downtown Tucson. The building also includes nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space as well as a conference center, meeting rooms and about 500 […]

MLK Apartments

October 14, 2010

  Completed in the Fall of 2010, the MLK Apartments is a 6-story public housing complex consisting of 68-units for the elderly and/or people with disabilities and also a 2 level below-grade 52 space parking garage(Depot Plaza Garage). The City of Tucson was the developer and the total cost of the project was approximately $23 […]