Location: Barrio Santa Rosa, Downtown Tucson
Project Type: Adaptive Reuse
The project consists of the acquisition and redevelopment of four neighboring properties into a 52-unit adaptive reuse and mixed-use project on 6th Avenue and 19th Street, just 6 blocks south of the Downtown core in the emerging Barrio Santa Rosa Neighborhood and within the Greater Infill Incentive District.
The plan contemplates renovating an existing 21,384 square foot two-story building into 19 one-bedroom, one-bathroom live/work units and two commercial spaces totaling 1,065 square foot around a newly created central courtyard.
The front portion of the existing commercial one-story brick structure on the adjacent parcel at the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and 19th Street will also be preserved and renovated to accommodate 3 commercial spaces totaling 4,058 square foot. The smaller obsolete existing structures in the back of this lot will be torn down to accommodate 23 parking spaces.
The parcels on the south side of 19th are a former used car lot with two small structures that served as an office and minor repair shop. These structures will be removed and a three story, 33-unit apartment building be constructed on the northern half of the site. The apartments will all be one-bedroom units, some with a den. A 35-space parking lot will be constructed on the southern half of the site.
The main 21,384 square foot structure that will be retained and renovated is the former “Flash TV and Appliance Store” built in 1965, which served generations of Tucsonans throughout the years. Our adaptive reuse plan will maintain the integrity and character of the building but add key alterations to enhance the livability and experience. We will even preserve and restoring the iconic Flash TV neon sign in front of the building. The building as it exists now lacks windows. Some of the key improvements are opening a sizable portion of the roof at the center to create an open sky courtyard, letting natural light into each unit because they all face the courtyard.