More Downtown Tucson Stories

Tucson road projects further strain some small businesses

Tony Paniagua reports on two major projects underway in the downtown area.

A Tucson Original: Agnese Haury

Listen to an oral history of Agnese Haury's remarkable life, as told by those who knew and loved her.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Different perspectives at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An essay about mortality in the time of COVID-19; and a dash of audio madness from the youth of the Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.

"My voice pouring from me with all the soul a rainstorm has..." Teen poets are ready to change the world.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Susan Miner on creating "Peace Inside, Beauty Outside"; and some happy chaos from The Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.

Tucson to stick with development tax incentive, but changes coming

A series of public meetings will guide changes to the GPLET.

Once abandoned, downtown high-rise project gets final approval from Rio Nuevo

The 20-story tower will be Tucson’s second-tallest.

Tucson mayor and council rethinking development tax incentives

The mayor and council on Wednesday delayed the renewal of the city's central business district.

"What I want the world to know about how I feel..." - young Tucson poets speak out.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet the ascending Tucson band Taco Sauce; and the conclusion of "Youth Crossing Gender Borders": understanding the roots of transphobia.

Arizona Spotlight for August 27, 2020

How a Tucson middle school is approaching the new school year; a remembrance of community builder André Newman; and “Trans-Generational Advice”.

Rogue Radio presents Kate Chopin's “Désirée's Baby”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN" 2020 has NOT been cancelled; and a look back at Tucson's drive-in history from Chris Dashiell.

Pandemic, economic downturn have yet to stop downtown Tucson development

Developers are putting their money on the appeal of dense urban living outlasting the pandemic.

What Americans need to talk about.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet 1A's new host Jenn White; voices from the Tucson March for Justice; and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford rediscovers a "Magic Window".

Rio Nuevo remains 'bullish' on downtown development despite revenue loss

The economic development district is planning for a nearly 40% loss in revenue.

Statewide curfew delays restaurant reopenings

Tucson's Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails reopens Friday — one week later than planned.

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