Hugo Lopez works on tracks near the Hotel Congress. Shopkeepers have been begging for a break on parking rates, to no avail.
Some meters are out of commission, and some parking spaces have been removed.
This week marks one full year of streetcar construction in downtown Tucson - and merchants there are fuming.
City taxpayers could wind up paying a $4.4 million annual operating subsidy for the streetcar - more than quadruple what city officials were told two years ago.
Tucson and Pima County officials are at an impasse over disputed plans to build a streetcar stop over a major county sewer interceptor.
It will be at least a year before a bridge built to carry the modern streetcar across the Santa Cruz River actually feels the rumble of steel wheels.
An artist's rendering of the proposed One East Broadway, combining retail, offices and apartments.
A planned nearly $18 million high-rise residential and commercial project - billed as the first of its kind in downtown - is also on track to become the first beneficiary of a new city tax incentive aimed at spurring development.
The Sixth Avenue underpass divides the newly revitalized retail area near East Sixth Street and North Sixth Avenue from downtown. The new modern streetcar will run just a couple of blocks away, along Fourth Avenue. This is a view of the underpass looking north from the downtown side.
An area on the edge of Tucson's warehouse district is quietly becoming a commercial hub for creative entrepreneurs.
After discovering a severely corroded sewer pipe in the project's first week, the county's Wastewater Reclamation Department asked the Board of Supervisors for an additional $500,000 to patch up defective cylinders they expect to encounter.
The Chicago Store in downtown Tucson has been awarded $90,000 by the Downtown Tucson Partnership to help renovate the building's facade. The building, constructed in 1903, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project is expected to cost $200,000.
The Chicago Store downtown is one of two of the most recent recipients of the Downtown Tucson Partnership's facade funding. Design details - and the other recipient - will be revealed today.
The "queen of Congress" is to get a face-lift as she nears her 110th birthday.
Despite efforts, Science Downtown never had much gravitational pull.
Construction fencing runs down East Congress Street as work on the streetcar continues in downtown Tucson. Many businesses have suffered a dramatic decline in business.
The owner of Hydra Leather and More, a fashion clothing store, is trying to increase business by posting signs in her window offering discounts to construction workers in the area.
Looking west down East Congress Street, the construction on the streetcar tracks downtown stretches from Toole Avenue to Stone Avenue. Many businesses are in "survival mode."
The day that Zulema Toledo opened ZT Boutique in its new spot on North Fourth Avenue, a chain-link fence went up in front of it.
The devil is in the details. And those details are threatening to deny the Repeal the MainGate Overlay District petition drive a chance to make its case to voters, the attorney for the UA-area neighborhood group argued in court Friday.