Under Construction

Caterpillar Tucson Mining Center

September 29, 2017

  Under Construction: 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 […]


HUB & Playground Remodel

July 6, 2017

  Under Construction: Rio Nuevo and developer Scott Stiteler have 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) will invest an additional $3.2 million for remodeling and improvements. HUB Restaurant and […]


The Coronado

May 30, 2017

Built in 1928, the historic Coronado Hotel at the corner of 4th Ave and 9th St is being repurposed into 30 market-rate apartments. Developed by Carbon Cabo LLC and designed by Rob Paulus Architects, the building is undergoing a complete renovation that includes new infrastructure, finishes, plan layouts, and a refurbished exterior. The Coronet Restaurant […]


City Park

May 3, 2017

  Under Construction: City Park, developed by Bourn Companies, is a transit oriented development located on Congress street just east of Stone Ave. The first floor of the soon to be constructed 5 story City Park building at 40 E Congress will house a food hall. The first floors of the existing neighboring buildings at 20 […]


Cathedral Square

May 3, 2017

Under Construction: Cathedral Square is a 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 Diocesan Complex will house […]


The Westerner & Westpoint Apartments

May 3, 2017

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 will undergo a renovation for offices, ground floor commercial and 3,000 sqft of retail. A new 38,421 sqft six-story addition will […]


Mercado San Agustín Annex

May 3, 2017

Under Construction: The 28,4805 sqft mixed-used, 38 modified shipping container project west of downtown in the Mercado district will feature restaurants, bars, a retail mall, a 500-seat outdoor entertainment and festival venue, and adjacent ground level parking. Developed by The Gadsden Company, MSA Annex will be a $5.2 million expansion of the vibrant Mercado San Agustín Public Market. […]


7th Avenue Commons

May 3, 2017

  Under Construction: Located at 529 North 7th Avenue, at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 5th Street (southwest corner), construction is underway 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 will be located within the existing 12,000 sqft warehouse/office […]


Scott Avenue Streetscape

May 3, 2017

  Under Construction: Rio Nuevo is funding a $750,000 streetscape improvement to Scott Avenue from Congress to Pennington and will keep the two-way vehicle concept. The project, designed by Norris Design, will create extended sidewalks, enhanced crosswalks, a bike corral, new streetlights, new trees in tree grates, festival lights overhanging Scott and an enhanced plaza […]


Chicago Music Store Building

May 3, 2017

Under Construction: The 21,155 square-foot Chicago Music Store building at 130 E. Congress is being gutted and retrofitted for a retail center by developers Ron Schwabe of Peach Properties and Marcel Dabdoub. Multiple lease inquiries have been received for the historic structure. Rio Nuevo is currently working with Peach Properties to recruit tenants and with Pima County to lease the […]


Historic Pima County Courthouse

May 3, 2017

Under Construction: Pima County is currently renovating the building that will become the future home of the Western National Parks Association, Visit Tucson, the UA Mineral Museum, the Arizona Historical Society and space for the January 8th Memorial. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the exterior of the courthouse building is being repainted to […]


West End Station

April 1, 2017

  Under Construction: Gorman & Company, Inc. and the Gadsden Company are 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 the second project […]