The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday selected Peach Properties to enter into negotiations with the City to develop a mixed-use project with transit on a 4.7-acre key downtown site. The City-owned site currently is used as the Ronstadt Transit Center and two parking lots.
The selection is consistent with the unanimous recommendation to Mayor and Council of the project evaluation committee, comprised of members representing bus riders, downtown businesses and neighborhoods, the development community, and City departments.
The proposed project features a transit mall integrated with a mix of residential, retail, commercial, and public space uses. The concept includes an open-air public market located adjacent to the transit area and a Marriot boutique concept hotel on the corner of 6th Avenue and Congress Street.
The streetscape on both Congress and 6th would be activated with retail uses.