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Rio Nuevo

City hopes to market failed downtown-area redevelopment site

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.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo board rejects name change

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.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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.

February 12, 2014 2:00 pm Related Loading…

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…

Rio Nuevo to operate downtown parking lot

Rio Nuevo’s about to get into the parking lot business.

January 20, 2014 3:00 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…

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…

Rio Nuevo board signs off on state audit

Rio Nuevo can breathe easily now that its statutory audit is behind it for another three years.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Preliminary construction work on TCC authorized by Rio Nuevo

Rio Nuevo moved another step closer to fixing up the dilapidated Tucson Convention Center.

November 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Convention Center needing more money isn't a surprise

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.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New Rio Nuevo audit shows signs of improvement

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo investigation shows mismanagement, no criminal charges (updated with memo from attorney general)

The Rio Nuevo debacle may have squandered millions of dollars in taxpayer money, but no one will wind up behind bars because of it.

October 11, 2013 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Rio Nuevo hires new CFO

Rio Nuevo has someone new balancing its books.

September 16, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Rio Nuevo looks to polish image with name change

Rio Nuevo looks to polish image with name change

Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?”

September 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Plenty of reasons to like new hotel project in downtown Tucson

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.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Rio Nuevo hires ex-state legislator for $65,000

At least one person had a good start to his week.

July 16, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…


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