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Rio Nuevo approves deal to boost tax receipts

For years Rio Nuevo has been shortchanged on revenues because not every business that is supposed to be paying into the district has been.

June 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Credit rating for Rio Nuevo downgraded

Rio Nuevo's volatile sales tax collections and its inability to track businesses that aren’t paying into the district as the primary reasons for a drop in its credit rating.

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo seeking offers for downtown property

Tucson’s Greyhound Bus Depot might have to find a new home in the near future.

May 29, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Parking garage deal helps prospects of a new downtown Tucson Marriott

Rio Nuevo has pushed a downtown hotel project closer to reality.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TREO's new 'blueprint' aims for 40K new jobs

The Tucson area’s main economic-development agency has adopted a new strategic “blueprint” with a goal of creating nearly 40,000 new jobs in the next five years.

May 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Maybe it could be called Nuevo Rio Nuevo

The pigs have flown — Arizona lawmakers, without a nay vote among them, passed legislation that frees the Rio Nuevo board to spend money on downtown projects without yoking them to building a hotel.

April 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate

Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate

Rio Nuevo has gotten the green light from the state to start spending money on downtown redevelopment without building a hotel first.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Justice O'Connor to be first guest in revived Tucson forums

Justice O'Connor to be first guest in revived Tucson forums

Once considered among the best-organized public forums in the country, the Sunday Evening Forum has been resurrected.

March 25, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

The Sunday Evening Forum, the go-to speaker series for generations of Tucson families, returns March 30, adding to the mix of new buildings, new restaurants and the modern streetcar making downtown a destination again.

March 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo moves to assist downtown Tucson hotel plan

Rio Nuevo took steps this week to help move along a potential downtown hotel and exhibition center.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo picks finalists for name change

Neo Tucson. Sentinel Square. Puebla de Vida.

March 11, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Rio Nuevo's fix-up of TCC begins Monday

Rio Nuevo’s renovation of the Tucson Convention Center starts Monday.

March 07, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Rio Nuevo adopts ethics policy

Rio Nuevo adopts ethics policy

It may come as no surprise to some that Rio Nuevo lacked an official ethics policy.

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City kicks in another $760,000 for TCC repairs

Rio Nuevo’s face-lift of the Tucson Convention Center is scheduled to start in a few weeks.

February 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Toole Ave. Hive merges with Startup Tucson

Another downtown co-working space has merged with Startup Tucson, a nonprofit that provides resources and education to local entrepreneurs.

January 15, 2014 4:49 pmLoading…
Tucson's Rio Nuevo to ask state for more freedom to spend on projects

Tucson's Rio Nuevo to ask state for more freedom to spend on projects

Rio Nuevo wants the state Legislature to loosen the purse strings so the district can start putting money toward projects other than a hotel.

January 15, 2014 10:00 am Related Loading…

Rio Nuevo looking at investment opportunities for $15M

Rio Nuevo’s looking to expand its investment dollars.

December 16, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…

Second Saturday finds new backers

It looks like downtown’s monthly block party isn’t going anywhere.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Downtown's 2nd Saturdays losing major funding

Downtown’s monthly block party could be in jeopardy now that its main financial backer is pulling out at the end of the year.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Planning group offers suggestions for downtown

Tear down La Placita, keep bikes away from the streetcar and build on what you already have.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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