Proposed

75 Broadway

February 27, 2019

  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 […]


TCC Hotel Caliber Hospitality

February 27, 2019

  Proposed: Caliber Group (Hospitality) is proposing a $20 million, 170-bed full-service Double Tree branded hotel on the east side of the TCC adjacent to the current parking lot. The hotel will also include a banquet hall, meeting rooms, full-service bar, and restaurant. Parking on the premises is still to be determined between the Rio […]


Moxy and Element Hotels

February 6, 2019

  Proposed: At its busy October Board Meeting, Rio Nuevo heard from developer Scott Stiteler on plans for a new 16-story tower that will include two more Marriott brands; a Moxy hotel (millennial minded hotel concept) with 109 rooms, and an Element hotel with 140 rooms (an extended-stay hotel). Rio Nuevo agreed on financing for […]


Hotel Arizona Remodel

February 5, 2019

  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 […]


Downtown Links

January 15, 2019

Proposed: 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. Phase III […]


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 for improvements through a new capital campaign called, I Rock the Rialto. The goal of the campaign is $1,000,000 for renovations 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, […]


Chicago Music Store Building

May 3, 2017

Proposed: The 21,155 square-foot Chicago Music Store building at 130 E. Congress will be gutted and retrofitted for a retail center by partner developers Ron Schwabe of Peach Properties and Marcel Dabdoub of Dabdoub Investments. Rio Nuevo is also investing in the project as part of a larger Public-Private Partnership with the two developers to restore 4 historic Downtown […]


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 […]


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 […]