Downtown Gateway Redevelopment Area

In April 2012 the Mayor and Council passed a resolution to adopt the Downtown Gateway Redevelopment Area (Resolution #21875) and  “central business district” (Resolution #21874).  The Redevelopment Area will establish mechanisms to create significant economic development activity as a catalyst for other development with a focus on underutilized and vacant property.   Specifically, the redevelopment area allows the City to activate the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) program.



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Planning Process and Public Participation

The City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development is developing a Redevelopment Area Plan with input from residents and stakeholders who are living, working, shopping, investing and doing business in the Redevelopment Area.  Information that is posted on this web site, listed as "Needs" and "Assets" has been gathered from public discussions, and will be considered in preparation of the final document. 

The next public meeting is scheduled as follows:

Northern Gateway

Date: November 19, 2013 

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Monterey Court, 505 West Miracle Mile

Purpose of the Plan

This Plan is intended to guide social, economic, and structural improvements in the City of Tucson Redevelopment Planning Area/Central Business District.  The Plan focuses on general economic development goals and policies adopted by the Mayor and Council, with a specific emphasis on vacant land development in the form of business incentives and assistance.   

Based on distinctive land use pattern, the Redevelopment Planning Area/Central Business District has been divided into four sub areas:

The Origins Gateway

The Downtown Central Business District

The Southeast Gateway

The Northern Gateway

Information for each sub area will be posted during the planning process.


Project Summary

State Legislation

News Release - December 4, 2012

Mayor and Council item - April 17, 2012

Downtown Gateway Redevelopment Area Maps:

Redevelopment Plans

Neighborhood Plans

Planned Area Development

Land Use Area Plans

Business Improvement District

Helpful Links:

Economic Initiatives Office

Plan Tucson

Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities

Business Incentives

ZoomBiz Webmap

Streetcar Land Use Study

The UA Sustainable Cities Project

Neighborhood Stress

Contact Information

Ann Vargas,, (520) 837-5424

Chris Kaselemis,, (520) 837-6576