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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.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tucson and Rio Nuevo providing aid as federal help grinds to a halt

Zero-interest loans and grants are available for immediate needs.

Fourth Avenue businesses feeling pinch of coronavirus-related closures

A discussion with North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association's Fred Ronstadt.

Rio Nuevo steps in to save Fox Tucson Theatre, but other downtown projects uncertain

A drop in sales tax due to the novel coronavirus could hamstring downtown redevelopment, the board chairman said.

Groups say development incentives are gentrifying Tucson

Activists say GPLET agreements drive up rents. The reality is more complicated.

Rio Nuevo starts prepping lawsuit against Tucson Gem Show site developer

Allan Norville has until Sept. 2020 to start construction on a permanent home for the Tucson Gem Show.

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