Proposed

Presidio Duplex

August 1, 2018

    Proposed: At its May board meeting, Rio Nuevo approved up to $450,000 to renovate the historic Presidio Duplex located next to the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum. The Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation has obtained a liquor license and has sought bids for the renovation of approximately 1,400 sqft that can […]


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 […]


Rialto Theatre Renovation

March 19, 2018

  Proposed: The Rialto Theatre Foundation is raising money through a new capital campaign called, I Rock the Rialto. The goal of the campaign is $1,000,000 for improvements to the theatre and its facilities including restroom expansion and improvements, re-designing the main bar, tiering the auditorium floor, disability accessibility, upgrading the HVAC system, improve lighting […]


TCC Hotel Caliber Hospitality

February 6, 2018

    Proposed: Caliber Group (Hospitality) is proposing a $20 million, 125-room hotel on the east side of the TCC adjacent to the current parking lot. The parking lot will be restriped to add 90 additional parking spaces. The Rio Nuevo board signed off on an agreement last year(2017) that will allow Caliber to keep a […]


75 Broadway

February 5, 2018

  Proposed: In September of 2017, Rio Nuevo sent out a request for proposals for a mixed-use development at the current Pima County owned surface parking lot along Broadway Blvd between Scott Avenue and 6th Avenue. J.E. Dunn, a Kansas City, Missouri developer, submitted a proposal for a 20-story 250,000 sqft tower with the first […]


Hotel Arizona Remodel

February 5, 2018

  Proposed: HSL Properties is proposing a $20 million renovation to the former Hotel Arizona which opened in 1973 and closed temporarily in 2012. When reopened, the hotel is expected to be Hilton branded with around 300 rooms and close to 30,000 sqft of convention and event space. Rio Nuevo District has approved to provide […]


The Flin

February 4, 2018

  Proposed/Under Demolition: HSL Properties was approved for a GPLET in March and will spend an estimated $38.5 million for demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new one. Demolition of the 1973 property is scheduled to begin by the end of May, and a 6-story building with 240 market rate apartments and […]


Ramada by Wyndham Tucson

May 3, 2017

  Proposed: The 40-year-old hotel, at 777 W Cushing street just west of I-10, is in the process of re-branding from the former Riverpark Inn, to Ramada by Wyndham Tucson. The hotel will undergo renovations in phases which include new finishes, furniture, fixtures, and bathrooms, plus upgrades to heating and cooling and the addition of […]


Downtown Links

May 3, 2017

Construction beginning soon: Downtown Links is an improvement project funded by the Regional Transportation Authority and partnered with the Tucson Department of Transportation, designed and constructed by HDR, that will provide enhancements, benefits, and connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The three major benefits of this alignment include: Railroad-related improvements, new roadway drainage systems, and more multi-modal connections. […]


January 8th Memorial at El Presidio Park

April 3, 2017

  Proposed: Chee Salette Architecture Office (CSAO) has revealed a final design for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial + Presidio Park master plan. The Arizona House of Representatives approved HB 2436 in 2017 which would appropriate a matching $2.5 million in state funds to the project which has already raised $2.5 million. The bill died in the state […]


RendezVous Urban Flats

April 3, 2017

  Proposed: Aerie Development LLC, is proposing 130,000 sqft mixed use building on the neighboring lot of Tucson’s tallest building, One South Church, at the SW corner of Congress and Stone. The project proposes a six story building with ground floor retail and 100 market-rate housing units that are either one or two bedrooms ranging […]


The Ronstadt

April 3, 2017

  Proposed: Peach Properties proposal to redevelop the Ronstadt Transit Center was chosen by the City of Tucson in 2015. One requirement of the proposal is to keep Ronstadt as a full functioning transit center. The 4.7 acre key downtown development also includes plans for a mix of 300 residential units, commercial and retail along […]


Trinity Mixed-use

April 3, 2017

  Proposed: 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. It will replace unused buildings at the Trinity Presbyterian Church complex located at 400 W University. The project proposes […]


Moxy by Marriott

April 2, 2017

Proposed: A millennial minded hotel concept called the Moxy by Marriott was approved at 45 N. 5th Ave or on top of depot plaza parking garage across from Hotel Congress. Designed by FORS Architecture + Interiors, the building will be eight-stories with 100+ rooms and a ground floor restaurant. The project was approved by Rio Nuevo to allow developer […]


Monier Apartments

April 1, 2017

Proposed: Located in the Mercado District west of downtown, The Monier will be four story, 122 market-rate apartment project over 13,450 sqft ground-floor retail and office space, underground parking and amenitized fourth floor with a gym, flex space, yoga studio, spa and a roofdeck pool. Proposed by The Gadsden Company and Holualoa Companies, Monier will be […]