An exciting new multiuse project is coming to Tucson’s South Side, as preliminary work has started on the University of Arizona Biosciences Research Park.
A long-vacant parcel south of East 36th Street between South Kino Boulevard and South Park Avenue is being cleared.
First up is a detention system to capture and channel water. Then will come the biosciences park along with mixed-income homes and a large shopping center built by private developers.
There eventually will be a hotel and conference centers as well as research buildings as part of the UA complex. Recreation facilities will be built in the 23-acre detention basin.
The development will bring high-end jobs as well as homes and shopping to an area of town that long has done without those amenities. It is good to see the work under way.