Kasser Family Wing – Tucson Museum of Art

July 24, 2020

  Completed: In April of 2018, Tucson Museum of Art received a $2.5 million gift from trustee and Tucson business leader, I. Michael Kasser. The gift is the single most significant individual donor gift in the museum’s history. Aa 6,000 square-foot gallery,  named the Kasser Family Wing was constructed, and will be used to exhibit […]

RendezVous Urban Flats

July 20, 2020

  Completed: RendeZvous Urban Flats is a new a six story 121,000 sqft building with 104 market-rate apartments that are either one or two bedrooms ranging from 700-1,310 sqft and 4,200 sqft of ground floor retail. The project is also incorporating a ground-level plaza with amenities such as Ben’s Bells salvaged art, water features, barbecue […]

Arizona Forge at Roy Place

February 27, 2020

  Completed: 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 […]

Trinity Mixed Use

February 27, 2020

  Completed: The Trinity Mixed Use project, developed by R+R Development and Bourn Companies and designed by Rob Paulus Architects, is located directly adjacent to two Modern Street car stops in the center of the Historic West University neighborhood. The project will replace unused buildings at the Trinity Presbyterian Church complex located at 400 W […]

Ochoa Streetscape

January 1, 2020

  Completed: In conjunction with the new development and revitalization at Cathedral Square, Rio Nuevo funded $1 million in streetscape improvements to Ochoa Street from Church Avenue to Stone Avenue. Improvements included resurfacing the roadway with a design, enhanced sidewalks, shade trees and other improvements. The streetscape improvements will enhance the walkway that leads from […]

Downtown Clifton Hotel

December 1, 2019

Complete: The Downtown Clifton Hotel located at 485 S Stone Ave expanded from 10 rooms to 30. The hotel was originally built in 1947 and restored in 2015 into a vintage hotel. The 22 room expansion plus a new kitchen and lounge area was  constructed in four new 2-story buildings and two 1-story buildings. The project […]

The Mark

August 1, 2019

    Completed: Landmark Properties, the leader in student housing development, developed an eight and four-story 154 unit (595 bed) student housing complex on a three and a half acre block on the NW corner of Broadway Blvd and Park Ave. The main structure is eight stories high surrounded by four and five story structures, […]

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 […]

Caterpillar Tucson Mining Center

May 6, 2019

  Completed: Caterpillar announced Tucson as the new centralized hub for the Surface Mining & Technology Division in 2016 and accepted Rio Nuevo’s offer to build a new building for its headquarters and lease it back to Caterpillar for a 25 year term. Located on the west side of Interstate 10, adjacent to Tucson’s origins, […]

Cathedral Square and The Marist

April 1, 2019

  Completed: 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 […]

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 […]

The Westerner & West Point Apartments

January 1, 2019

  Completed: Located at 10 E Broadway Blvd, the historic Westerner building was built in 1961 and will be redeveloped by COPE Community Services. Designed by Carhuff + Cueva Architects, the existing 55,024 sqft four-story building is undergoing a renovation for offices, ground floor commercial and 3,000 sqft of retail. A new 38,421 sqft six-story addition has […]

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 […]