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Developing downtown for the future

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The City of Tucson is planning how to flip empty parts of Downtown into a thriving community.  The city is talking about the Modern Streetcar as a major artery, bringing life to the properties it passes. 

The major question is how do businesses, the City and neighbors want to make it thrive?

City officials say this is the first of many community meetings happening this year. 

It is about setting the stage, looking at what has been done so far, where the city is going in the future, and how it should get there. 

The City says there are a lot of vacant lots downtown or as officials phrased it, a 'lot' of opportunities.

What needs to happen to bring resources and incentives to develop those areas?

These are some of the questions that will start the process of getting answers at the meeting this evening. 

The meeting will be at the Sentinel Building that is on Commerce Park Loop, near I-10 and St. Mary's. 

City officials say this is just the first step.  Lots of history, lots of plans are still unfolding.  This will hopefully be what brings it all together.

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