Development

Connectivity

The 3.9-mile streetcar route connects passengers to these major activity centers:

  • The University of Arizona
  • Banner University Medical Center
  • Arizona Health Sciences Center
  • University Boulevard – Main Gate Square
  • 4th Avenue Business District
  • Downtown Tucson
  • Tucson Convention Center
  • Mercado District

New Development and Redevelopment

Since its launch in 2014, the Sun Link streetcar has triggered over $1 billion of private investment, which has funded new retail, office and residential development and redevelopment along the streetcar corridor.  Ninety new restaurants, bars and cafes, and retail businesses have popped up along the route over the last 3 years. Additionally, there has been significant housing, retail and corporate business expansions within the Sun Link route.

Mixed-use housing developments:

  • 44 Broadway
  • One East Broadway
  • One West Broadway                     

Student housing complexes:

  • The Cadence
  • The District on 5th
  • Sol y Luna
  • The Junction at Iron Horse
  • Hub at Tucson, Hub II, Hub at Speedway
  • Aspire Tucson
  • The Mark
  • Herbert Residential

Residential housing developments:

  • West End Station
  • The Westerner & Westpoint Apartments
  • Downtown Motor Apartments
  • McCormick Apartments
  • Coronado Hotel Apartments
  • 7th Avenue Commons

Retail Businesses:

  • Mercado San Agustin Annex
  • City Park - to be completed in October 2019
  • The Boxyard on 4th  - under construction

Corporate Businesses:

  • Caterpillar Surface Mining & Technology Division
  • Hexagon Mining Company
  • UniSource Energy
  • Providence Service Corporation

CVS at Main Gate Square

Creating Jobs

  • Jobs related to project design and construction
    The City of Tucson estimated that 1,200 new jobs were created as a direct result of Sun Link construction.  An additional 1,650 related jobs in over 19 industries were created as a result of construction activities, and 1,500 long-term regional jobs were created as a result of the streetcar.
  • Made in America
    Tucson's modern streetcar vehicles were the first order of vehicles manufactured in the United States in nearly 60 years.

Tucson 101 Leaving OIW


Additional Resources

SunLink Video PSA: Sun Link Means Economic Development

Channel 12 YouTube: Sun Link Means Jobs

University of Arizona Comprehensive Campus Plan Update