TMC One Rincon Health Campus

The drywall is up and paint is being applied to some of those interior walls of the 44,000 square foot multi-specialty clinic going up just south of Civano at Houghton and Drexel roads. The facility will feature seven providers from TMC One, the primary care group affiliated with Tucson Medical Center, as well as imaging and infusion services. Along with expanded weekday and weekend hours, the Center also will feature specialty rotations, which could include services from OBGYN to orthopedics, dermatology, cardiology, psychiatry and more. The clinic is expected to begin serving patients by the end of the year.

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Houghton Town Center

Work has begun on a medical office building next to the Northwest Emergency Center. The medical facility will house cardiology, internal medicine and obgyn services. It will hold regular business hours and open mid year 2017. Look for more in next month’s issue!

Papa Murphy’s open.


Safeway Grocery Store

Still in development. Unconfirmed information indicates the project may be delayed for up to one year.


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.



Management at Jersey Mike’s are interested in a southeast location for 2017.

Eegees continues to be interested in our area, but has not found a location that works.



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 northeast 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 opening mid November and will have 14 screens.

Dave & Busters opening first quarter of 2017.

Planet Fitness (planned opening 1st quarter 2017).

Lin’s Grand Buffet (planned opening end of 2016).

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