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  • Visit Tucson fulfills $994,000 reimbursement to County ahed of schedule

    Feb 07, 2020 | Read More News
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    Historic Pima County CourthouseOn Feb. 6, Visit Tucson, Pima County’s destination marketing organization, reimbursed the County more than $990,000, nearly 24 months ahead of schedule, for its tenant improvements at the Historic Pima County Courthouse.

    In March 2018, Pima County and Visit Tucson entered into an initial 15-year lease agreement for space at the Historic Pima County Courthouse. The contract called for $288,600 a year in monthly lease payments and an obligational reimbursement to the County for the entire cost of its initial tenant improvements, which amounted to $975,000 plus interest.

    Visit Tucson had 36 months, starting with the first lease payment received in February 2019, to fulfill its reimbursement obligation. On Feb. 6, the group prepaid a total amount of $994,883.99, which accounted for the remaining improvement costs with interest.

    Visit Tucson moved into the Historic Pima County Courthouse in January 2019. They currently occupy the north wing of the second floor and the entire third floor. Their move into the historic landmark was part of the County’s effort to preserve the building and transform it into an economic development asset that serves the region’s tourism industry.

    In December 2019, Pima County’s Attractions & Tourism Office joined Visit Tucson on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse and in January the County opened the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center. The Historic Courthouse is expected to be fully open by January 2021 once the University of Arizona’s Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum moves in and the Memorial honoring the lives of the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting is complete.