Proposed

Hilton at Cathedral Square

April 24, 2019

  Proposed: Fayth Hospitality is proposing a 198-room dual branded hotel, at 141 S. Stone Avenue, across the street from St. Augustine Cathedral. Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites, both Hilton brands, will occupy the proposed 6-story building along Stone Avenue. According to Rio Nuevo, the Hampton Inn will have 73 rooms while the extended stay […]


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 […]


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 […]