JUL 25, 2016

Downtown Tucson's Revitalization

Downtown Rebound Tucsonans voted nearly two decades ago for a plan to revitalize downtown using an increase in sales taxes. By the accounts of business, government and civic leaders, the plan is working and downtown is vibrant and growing once again. by Vanessa Barchfield, Steve Jess, Andrea Kelly, Sophia Paliza-Carre, and Zac Ziegler


Overlooking downtown and Hotel Congress.

How Did Tucson Get Here?

Downtown has boomed before, but after a multi-decade downturn, it's on the rise.
A man with a guitar on his shoulder walks along Congress Street.

Tucson's Entertainment Finds Life

Eat, drink and be merry attitude leading the renaissance of Tucson's historical center.
Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market

Tax Breaks Drive Business Boom

Temporary tax relief draws developers, generates more city revenue.
A streetcar passes by the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson.

Building the Infrastructure

Can downtown Tucson reach the plateau it's aiming for, and stay there?
Monsoon Clouds July 2015

A Tale of Two Businesses

As downtown rediscovers its place in Tucson culture, some businesses are moving in, while others are leaving.
People walk by the entrance to the Fox Theatre in Downtown Tucson at night.

Conversations on Culture

A lot of people now come downtown, but why? And where were they before?

people of DOWNTOWN

What do you think of the changes to Downtown Tucson?

Steve P.

Peter J.

Larissa D.

Kristen S.

Haillie T.

Felipe G.

Bryan B.

Alora C.

Ed L.

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