Under Construction

Hilton at Cathedral Square

September 30, 2019

  Under Construction: 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 […]

Kasser Family Wing – Tucson Museum of Art

August 17, 2019

    Under Construction: 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. It is being used to construct a 6,000 square-foot gallery, to be named the Kasser Family Wing, […]

Arizona Forge at Roy Place

August 7, 2019

  Under Construction: The University of Arizona (UA) is undergoing a $2 million project to renovate the historic Roy Place building at 44 N Stone Ave. According to Arizona Forge, once completed the space will combine two disparate industries, align with UA Research unit(s), provide incubator for early stage startups, be a workspace for industry […]

Union on 6th

July 23, 2019

  Under Construction: Greystar Real Estate Partners (acquired EdR), is the developer behind a transit-oriented and mixed-use complex at a prominent corner on Historic Fourth Avenue. Union on 6th will be a primarily residential complex consisting of 255 market rate apartments designed to attract young professionals and students that want access to the abundance of […]

DoubleTree by Hilton TCC Hotel

May 25, 2019

    Under Construction: On May 13th, Caliber –The Wealth Development Company (developer) and Ryan Companies (general contractor) broke ground on a $38 million, 170 room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on the east side of the TCC on part of the current parking lot A. According to Caliber, the hotel will include four suites, one […]

January 8th Memorial

May 25, 2019

  Under Construction: 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 […]

Caterpillar Tucson Mining Center

May 25, 2019

  Nearing Completion: 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 […]

The Monier

May 25, 2019

  Under Construction: Located in the Mercado District west of downtown, The Monier will be a four-story, 122 market-rate apartment project over 13,000 sqft ground-floor retail and office space, 148-space underground parking and other amenities for residents. Local developers Gadsden Company, held a ground breaking ceremony on November 15th. Monier will be adjacent to two other […]

Ochoa Streetscape

May 12, 2019

  Under Construction: In conjunction with the new development and revitalization at Cathedral Square, Rio Nuevo will fund $1 million in streetscape improvements to Ochoa Street from Church Avenue to Stone Avenue. Improvements include setting the roadway with a brick pavers, enhanced sidewalks, shade trees and other enhancements. The streetscape improvements will enhance the walkway […]

Central Block Rehabilitation

February 27, 2019

  Under Construction: Developers Ron Schwabe and Marcel Dabdoub are partnering to remodel the buildings at 98 (former Wig-o-Rama), 100 (former Grill) and 110 (former Voodoo Jacks) East Congress Street into over 9,000 sqft of space for dining and retail. Each space will have the original brick facade rejuvenated close to its original splendor. Tucson’s […]

The Flin

February 25, 2019

  Under Construction: 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 began in May of 2018, and will be replaced with a proposed 6-story residential building with 220,725 sqft. The […]

RendezVous Urban Flats

February 22, 2019

  Under Construction: RendeZvous Urban Flats will be 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 […]

Cathedral Square and The Marist

February 18, 2019

  Under Construction/Complete: The Cathedral Square, is a joint project that will restore the historic Our Lady’s Chapel, the rectory building and the Marist College building. St. Augustine Cathedral’s parish hall has been demolished and is being replaced with a $12 million, 50,000 square foot four story complex (click picture above to see rendering). The Conference […]

Downtown Clifton Hotel

February 1, 2019

Under Construction: The Downtown Clifton Hotel located at 485 S Stone Ave is expanding from currently 10 rooms to 30. The hotel was originally built in 1947 and restored in 2015 into a vintage hotel. The 20 room expansion plus a new kitchen and lounge area will be constructed in four new 2-story buildings and two […]

Historic Pima County Courthouse

January 25, 2019

  Under Construction: Pima County is continuing to renovate the historic former courthouse that will become a Southern Arizona tourism center in the heart of Downtown. The space will house a regional visitor center anchored by Visit Tucson, Pima County Attractions and Tourism and the UA Gem and Mineral Museum. The former courthouse is listed […]

Trinity Mixed Use

January 5, 2019

  Under Construction/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. The project will replace unused buildings at the Trinity Presbyterian Church complex located at 400 W University and […]

The Westerner & West Point Apartments

December 18, 2018

  Completed/Under Construction: 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 […]

44 Broadway

May 8, 2018

  Under Construction/Proposed: At its April meeting, The Rio Nuevo Board authorized completion of a mixed-use project at 44 E Broadway. Developers, Ron Schwabe and Marcel Dabdoub, are renovating 26,120 sqft on the ground floor of the exisiting building for office and retail, to be completed late 2018. The project also includes construction of two […]

City Park

May 3, 2017

  Under Construction: City Park (20,40, 60 E Congress St), developed by Bourn Companies, is a transit oriented development located on Congress street just east of Stone Ave and a Sun Link modern streetcar stop. The first floor of the 5 story City Park building, at 40 E Congress, will house a food hall. The first […]

The Mark

April 3, 2017

  Under Construction: Landmark Properties, the leader in student housing development, is developing 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 will be 8 stories high surrounded by 4 and 5 story […]