Tucson Metro Chamber
Downtown Tucson Partnership
- Organizations and/or Associations
- Government Offices
Downtown Tucson is currently home to thousands of residents and employees in a rich mix of neighborhoods. In the greater downtown area there are several hundred businesses, extraordinary artists and galleries, professional theater and performance groups and houses, art cinemas and acclaimed film series, live music clubs, world class cycling events, restaurants and an established housing market with exciting new opportunities. The center of downtown is approximately one mile from Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, the latter a renowned public research university.
In 1999 voters approved the creation of the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District (District). The District is both a municipal stadium district and a special taxing district. The voters authorized the District to receive an incremental portion of State-shared funds derived from transaction privilege taxes (i.e. sales tax called TIF Funds) collected from within the District boundaries within the City of Tucson city limits. The District is a State municipal district with the powers, privileges and immunities granted to governmental, municipal corporations for District purposes: a planned multi-faceted development project, including cultural and recreational amenities and improvements, unique historic re-creations, mixed-use developments, etc. The District was reorganized by the Arizona State Legislature in the fall of 2009 and the board re-appointed in March 2010.