By Karen Schutte | Real Estate Daily News
The Rio Nuevo downtown facilities district, which oversees the operation of the convention center, its arena, music hall and theatre, is proposing a $50 million renovation. The Rio Nuevo Board of Directors unanimously agreed to solicit bids to finance up to $50 million in capital improvement projects for the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).
Also included in the actions at the board’s Friday study session was a unanimous vote to interview architects and request estimates for the TCC upgrades.
Rio Nuevo was awarded an Outstanding Public Works Project on Large Structures that cost $7.8 million renovation at the TCC. The award was in recognition of the renovation to the Tucson Convention Center Arena completed in January 2015, spearheaded by Rio Nuevo chairman, Fletcher McCusker and secretary, Mark Irvin.