TUCSON - Downtown Tucson is seeing a revival many urban planners can only dream of: a steady stream of loft and condominium developments that is changing the downtown scene.
Projects converting old industrial buildings and a courthouse and even a convent into loft-style apartments are under way. Run-down buildings too far gone for renovation, like the old YMCA building, are being razed to make way for the hot new dwellings.
One of those set to be finished soon is the conversion of an old federal courthouse annex into a high-end loft condominium project. The $8 million project is scheduled to be done next year.