Originally Posted by andrewsaturn
I know it's frustrating to not see any fruition to some projects that we had in the past in downtown, however, let's not forget that before we did not have the streetcar. As we all know the streetcar has already provided an incredible amount of investment in downtown we have not seen in a long time. I cannot help but think that downtown's momentum will move forward in 2015 as plans for the Ronstadt Center renovation is in it's planning stages with two bidders, the new Johnny Gibson Market opening soon, as well as the Barraza Aviation Parkway project still in progress ( http://downtownlinks.info/app/upload...ec14-Final.pdf
New Photos Update Included).
Something will get built on the Tucson Arena site because if Norville does not come through, Peach Props. will take over. That land along the streetcar is too prime to not let some happen IMO.
My frustration stems from those local developers that have been promising to build their $1 gov't handout for the past 10 years. These criminals are just cheating Tucson taxpayers for constantly breaking their promise.
*Norville surely will never build anything.
*Peach Prop is bidding on bigger projects when they can't even build their smaller project across Cadence (eye sore and a building that's suppose to be 11 floors high)
*Bourne ... 10 years and counting. Building other stuff but not downtown.
*Butt end of downtown west ... WILL never happen. Year after year the same ol' fart - we'll start this summer, we'll build this fall ...
Before Oct 2008 (Crash), there was very easy credit. These morons could've built their $1 giveaway before '08 and get it done.
Meanwhile, we got non-local developers right by the U of A successfully finishing projects. The COT's preference of awarding local developers needs to stop. It just doesn't work. We also need more brand name stores downtown. We can't always go through this merry go round of local businesses relocating downtown and then move out the following few months. I was at Park Place Mall few days ago and the place was packed. The parking lot is filled to full capacity. Park Place Mall is filled with brand name stores that people go to. Downtown Tucson doesn't even have a Starbucks. There's something wrong with that.
I'm glad for Johnny Gibson's, the Street Car and Downtown Links. Not glad with these local developers. I'd say kick them out right now.
Wasn't there suppose to be brand name stores at the base of the new TEP building? What happened to that? I've heard rumors of high rise condo. Makes me wonder if there is a group or an individual that's preventing these to happen. Is Michael Keith, the CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, the 'god' that's deciding who stays in or not? If he is, he needs to go.
Big Plans to downtown Tucson 2015 - first joke of Tucson 2015