The Rio Nuevo Board voted unanimously to accept a no-contingency sale from local developers for the vacant Rio Nuevo-owned parking lot at Council Street and Church Avenue, just north of the downtown YMCA. The Board voted to give any other interested parties the opportunity to top the current proposal of $500,000. Interested parties may go to the Rio Nuevo website to place their bid no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2021.
In other business, the Board voted to create a Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Attraction Fund of $200,000 designed to attract new business to the TCC. Board members will work with TCC and Visit Tucson to develop criteria for use of the funds. Fletcher McCusker, who proposed the fund, said “even $10,000 can make a big difference in the final decision to select a venue for a major event or convention. The pricing is competitive and this provides the flexibility to make the TCC bid more competitive.”