Houghton Town Center

Popeye’s and Jersey Mike’s will begin building soon. Details to follow.

A medical office is being constructed next to Northwest Emergency. The building will be 9,860 square feet and opening is anticipated mid-to-late third quarter.  The hours for the primary care clinic tentatively will be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Each week, the offices will be closed half day. The specific day that will be closed was not determined at press time.

T.J.Maxx and Petco will be joining Ross Dress For Less! All three stores will open in the fall of


Las Plazas Old Vail

Baggins plans on opening by the Spring.

Shell Gas Station/Convenience Store/Subway on Rita Rd at I-10

Construction begins in July with plans to open in February or March of 2017.

TMC One Rincon Health Campus

Open. For further information about TMC One, please visit at https://www.tmcaz.com/TMCOne

El Coronado’s has moved from the Safeway Shopping Center to the old Buddy’s Grill location on Houghton Rd.


Indications are that Tractor Supply Co. will open a store in Vail mid-2017. No official confirmation yet.


New Housing Projects

Lennar: Discovery Mountain Vail

Mountain Vail is located on the north side of MaryAnn Cleveland across from Esmond station school. They have 53 existing lots. Phase two will have 135.

KB Homes: Mountain Vail Reserve

Phase 1 and 2 are 107 lots. A possible Phase 3 may come in 2017. Some homes are still available in Phase 2.

Richmond American: Mountain Vail Ranch

The entire development is 87 lots. There are a few left. Phase 2 is opening early next year.

Richmond American: Sycamore Canyon

There are two homes left. The total development has 49 lots.

Miramonte HomesAltura

A total of 122 in three phases. Currently working on Phase 1. Floor Plans ranging from 1,295 to 2,264 sq. ft. Nestled at the base of the Rincon Mountains between Saguaro National Park and Colossal Cave Park.

Academy Villas

The Academy Villas is constructing a second assisted living residence in Academy Village. This 11,000 square foot building with 16 private rooms will be located at 7700 Vivaldi Court and is scheduled to open in mid-February. It will offer a broad range of support services in a home-like setting designed to capitalize on the resources of Academy Village and the beauty of the Rincon Valley.



Montesa Plaza (old site of Basha’s at Houghton and Broadway)

Galaxy Theatres is opening a luxury movie theater in the space that formerly housed Basha’s on the far north east side. According to The Arizona Daily Star, the landlord, Montesa Plaza LP, plans to invest $6 million in the project and Galaxy an additional $3 million. The theater will open late 2017 and will feature IMAX films with over 20 VIP lounges and auditoriums.

Tucson Marketplace (off of I-10 and Kino)

Century/Cinemark Theaters open.

Dave & Busters opening first quarter of 2017.

Planet Fitness (planned opening 1st quarter 2017).

Lin’s Grand Buffet open.


Do you have questions about construction in our area?

Email me at: lucretia@thevailvoice.com

Due to email volume, I may not be able to respond to each individual email but will address questions directly in this column. Thank you!

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