The greater downtown area has seen substantial investment as a result of transit-oriented development tools. Through a combination of transportation investments, land use tools, and economic incentives, downtown has seen substantial growth in housing, jobs and businesses since the launch of the streetcar in 2014. The Infill Incentive District, the zoning tool that has facilitated much of the development in the greater downtown area, is up for renewal in January 2023. Mayor and Council initiated a review and update of this zoning overlay on February 8, 2022.
At the same time, Tucson is planning for an expansion of our high-capacity transit network, with a 15-mile long North-South corridor connecting the Tucson Mall on the northside to downtown Tucson and to the Tucson Airport on the southside in the works. Tucson Norte-Sur is a plan that will work with Tucson communities to identify opportunities for equitable reinvestment and access along this corridor, including the downtown area. Attend one of these upcoming community events to share your vision for the future of this corridor:
- Downtown: Friday March 18, 5-7pm, Armory Park
- South: Saturday March 19, 10am-12pm, Frank De La Cruz-El Pueblo Library
- North: Saturday March 19, 2-4pm, Limberlost Park
Check out a flyer for more info.