A skilled nursing facility is on the rise at the site of a former elementary school.

Main Street Rapid Recovery Center is under construction at 5151 E. Pima St. A $12.5 million building permit was issued for the 48,000 square-foot center.

The former Fort Lowell Elementary School, which was closed by the Tucson Unified School District in 2010, was demolished this summer. The Tucson City Council rezoned the property, near Rosemont Boulevard, earlier this year.

The new center will serve up to 72 patients who need care after a surgery or injury.

Other construction activity around town includes:

  • Miraval is adding 10 bungalows to its resort at 16680 N. Lago del Oro Parkway. A $3.5 million permit was issued for eight two-bedroom and two three-bedroom villas.
  • The Port of Tucson is adding a $13.6 million warehouse, measuring more than 238,000 square feet at its facility, 7225 S. Kolb Road.
  • A $13 million permit was pulled for the 96,000 square-foot Sage Tucson Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility at 2365 W. Orange Grove Road.
  • Precision Toyota, in the Tucson Auto Mall, is getting a $2.1 million face-lift.
  • Arizona Pavilions is expecting a new tenant for its $926,000, 10,000 square-foot retail shell building at 8020 N. Cortaro Road.
  • Green Valley is getting a new Circle K convenience store. A $518,000 permit was issued for the 5,800-square-foot store at 18675 S. Nogales Highway.
  • A warehouse for Ace Hardware is under construction at 7070 E. 21st St. The $400,000 warehouse will be more than 6,900 square feet.

Information on building permits courtesy of Ginger Kneup, ginger@orangereports.com, owner of Bright Future Real Estate Research. Contact reporter Gabriela Rico at grico@tucson.com