A proposal to build a multi-story apartment complex in one of the oldest neighborhoods in downtown Tucson has been given a green light by the Tucson City Council.
The project will go up in the Iron Horse neighborhood, a part of the city dotted with small businesses and 19th century houses, on N. 4th Avenue and Eighth Street, and will feature both retail space as well as market-rate apartments.
According to city documents, the complex, under the initial development of the Tucson-based Partners on Fourth, will see the construction of five structures on a 1.6-acre site.
Two of those structures will be built to a maximum height of 100 feet, and three others will vary in height from 30 to 80 feet.
Altogether, the new complex will feature some 250 residential units.
Work on what is being regarded as an infill development will begin after the demolition of both Maloney’s Tavern, a popular club and restaurant at 213 N. 4th Street, and an adjacent brick warehouse to the rear of the tavern.
Once construction begins, plans call for the building of ground floor retail space, with apartments and multi-family units on the upper floors of the structures. A façade for a portion of the complex will be designed to duplicate the brick look of the warehouse.
An exact construction schedule for the complex has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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