Here are the Star's special investigations and databases on the City of Tucson's Rio Nuevo plan for downtown redevelopment.

  • By Rob O'Dell Arizona Daily Star

They promised buildings — hotels, an aquarium and museums. But a Star analysis of the $63 million in taxpayer dollars paid to outside vendors since voters approved Rio Nuevo in 1999 shows that much of the money has been spent to plan projects that stalled.

  • By Rob O'Dell Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has spent nearly $13 million designing a new science center for Rio Nuevo — including notable expenses for travel, meals and architectural designs that have been discarded, according to an investigation by the Arizona Daily Star.