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Old Posted Apr 21, 2014, 11:17 AM
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More hints of downtown redevelopment moving forward ...

Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate


City hopes to market failed downtown-area redevelopment site

Wished they'd build 5+ floor buildings in this development - 2,500 homes planned at Wilmot, Interstate 10
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 4:57 AM
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More hints of downtown redevelopment moving forward ...

Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate


City hopes to market failed downtown-area redevelopment site

Wished they'd build 5+ floor buildings in this development - 2,500 homes planned at Wilmot, Interstate 10
Here's some more on the community planned by I-10 and Wilmot (and Kolb), called La Estancia: http://realestatedaily-news.com/deve...ia-for-17-1-m/

This is the second foray into the Tucson market for the developer, Sunbelt Holdings, from Scottsdale. The first is at a place called Sendero Pass, which is out by Valencia and Ajo, just southwest of Tucson. Here's some links about this development: http://www.insidetucsonbusiness.com/...a4bcf887a.html

http://www.landadvisors.com/pdf/AZPM01106-103086.pdf

http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/Development%20Services/Land%20Planning%20and%20Regulation/Current%20Planning%20Tab/Sendero%20Pass[1].pdf

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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 5:00 AM
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A company, that does plumbing, HVAC, and water works that has been servicing Tucson out of the Phoenix area is opening up a branch down here that will employ 60 by the end of 2014 and hopes to employ another 60 within 2 years: http://azstarnet.com/business/local/...18e8b1a10.html
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First I've heard of this but it explains the demolition permit requests for the buildings currently on the property.

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Proposed hotel near campus stirs controversy

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/artic...rs-controversy



A local architect and members of a historic zone advisory board are at odds about a proposal to build a hotel near the UA.

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Kozachik said he thinks the council has to sit down with the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and with the West University Neighborhood Association to talk about the possibilities of designing a hotel in a way that preserves the historic properties rather than demolishing them.

“[The developers] got a real significant uphill battle on this one from the standpoint of process if they’re going to come in and propose that they’re going to demolish any or all of those homes,” Kozachik said.

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While the buildings are probably important to some people, Vint added, he hopes people will also become attached to the hotel if the proposal passes.

“Tucson needs to continue to grow and change,” Vint said. “It is not 1935 anymore; everything around these buildings [has] changed, and now it’s time to improve.”
Wonder what the material is on the side of the building. Regardless, I'm sick of seeing exposed floors.
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First I've heard of this but it explains the demolition permit requests for the buildings currently on the property.

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“[The developers] got a real significant uphill battle on this one from the standpoint of process if they’re going to come in and propose that they’re going to demolish any or all of those homes,” Kozachik said.

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While the buildings are probably important to some people, Vint added, he hopes people will also become attached to the hotel if the proposal passes.
Wonder what the material is on the side of the building. Regardless, I'm sick of seeing exposed floors.
Yes, it sure would be a shame to get rid of this... </sarcasm>
I'm not a huge fan of that hotel's design with that color and the exposed floors, but I do think it's leaps and bounds better than the buildings that are standing there now.
I mean, I'm all for keeping the character of old buildings and whatnot, but the building has to have other words associated with it besides dilapidated.
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^ The building on the left has good bones--classic street front retail structures like that are too rare in Arizona. The building on the right would be no big loss as there's no streetfront interaction anyways.
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Wonder what the material is on the side of the building. Regardless, I'm sick of seeing exposed floors.
Not a huge fan of the design. Looks out of date already. And I wonder why all the windows are angled to the south. Not very efficient in the desert, and I'm guessing not much of a view from that angle either, except maybe for downtown. Seems like facing north towards the mountains would make more sense.
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First I've heard of this but it explains the demolition permit requests for the buildings currently on the property.



Wonder what the material is on the side of the building. Regardless, I'm sick of seeing exposed floors.
Oh wow, that is one ugly design. I mean it's 2014 and that is the best they could come up with?? It already looks dated...it's so ugly to me, I hope it doesn't get built.
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The angles are obviously a bit different, but it reminds me of Steward Observatory in the worst way possible.

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