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  • Supervisors approve two tenants for Historic Courthouse

    Mar 20, 2018 | Read More News
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    The Historic Pima County Courthouse will soon have new tenants. 
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a pair of lease agreements with Visit Tucson and the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, who will occupy spaces in the iconic County Courthouse. 

    Terms of the lease with Visit Tucson spans 15 years, during which time the destination marketing organization would pay $5,373,117. The University of Arizona Mineral Museum also would lease a portion of the building for 15 years paying a total of $6,450,039. 


    The lease agreements hold Visit Tucson responsible to reimburse the County $975,000 worth of tenant improvements planned for the space the company will use. The University will reimburse the County for $4,000,000 in tenant improvements to the space the Mineral Museum will occupy. 

    The Board also approved a contract for building improvements to the Historic Courthouse. Kittle Design and Construction, a local company, won the contract for internal building construction and building improvements for $7,350,696. 

    Pima County has been rehabilitating the Historic Pima County Courthouse building for more than two years. In addition to Visit Tucson and the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, the January 8th Memorial will be constructed adjacent to the Historic Courthouse. Pima County Attractions and Tourism and the Office Sustainability and Conservation also will utilize space in the Courthouse.