Rio Nuevo has gotten the green light from the state to start spending money on downtown redevelopment without building a hotel first.
Tucson could soon get out from under a 55-year lease for a downtown dirt lot for which it pays about $195,000 a year in rent to a trust benefiting former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ family.
The downtown redevelopment project synonymous with waste and mismanagement will still be known as Rio Nuevo — but the district board still awarded $4,000 in prize money in a contest to find the best new name.
Rio Nuevo took steps this week to help move along a potential downtown hotel and exhibition center.
Neo Tucson. Sentinel Square. Puebla de Vida.
Rio Nuevo’s renovation of the Tucson Convention Center starts Monday.
It may come as no surprise to some that Rio Nuevo lacked an official ethics policy.
Rio Nuevo’s face-lift of the Tucson Convention Center is scheduled to start in a few weeks.
Rio Nuevo’s about to get into the parking lot business.
Rio Nuevo wants the state Legislature to loosen the purse strings so the district can start putting money toward projects other than a hotel.
Rio Nuevo’s looking to expand its investment dollars.
Tear down La Placita, keep bikes away from the streetcar and build on what you already have.
Rio Nuevo can breathe easily now that its statutory audit is behind it for another three years.
Rio Nuevo moved another step closer to fixing up the dilapidated Tucson Convention Center.
The audit of the Rio Nuevo downtown redevelopment district released last week provides Tucson and the board that oversees the projects a study in lost opportunity while offering strong common-sense recommendations to make our urban core stronger.
Rio Nuevo received a bit of good news this week when the Arizona Office of the Auditor General released its most recent audit of district finances.
The Rio Nuevo debacle may have squandered millions of dollars in taxpayer money, but no one will wind up behind bars because of it.
Rio Nuevo has someone new balancing its books.
Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?”
The AC Tucson hotel planned at Fifth Avenue and Broadway, downtown, appears to us to be what's needed to keep the burgeoning local hot spots successful and create a tourist and business travel destination.