UPDATE: Visit Tucson to call old county courthouse home as lease is approved by county

(Source: KOLD News 13)
(Source: KOLD News 13)
Published: Mar. 20, 2018 at 8:55 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 20, 2018 at 5:35 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - 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 will span 15 years, during which time the destination marketing organization would pay $5,373,117. 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.

Visit Tucson, which had to move out of La Placita Village, has plans to move into the second and third floors when the construction is over in November.

This lease puts Visit Tucson in the heart of downtown. It will give them close proximity to city and county buildings, event space, and the future site of the January 8th memorial.

"We want to rethink a little bit about how the visitor center works because things are changing in that space," said Dan Gibson with Visit Tucson. "We want to use this opportunity to connect to visitors in different ways as they come into town.

The University of Arizona Mineral Museum also looking to move into the old courthouse.

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