Taxpayer money won't be going to save the crumbling Marist College building after all. And with a deal between the city and Catholic Diocese of Tucson to save the historic property falling apart, a statement issued by the church raises the question of how long the downtown landmark will remain.
It took more than an hour of discussion, but the Tucson City Council tentatively approved spending $1.1 million to stabilize Marist College, a crumbling downtown landmark owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tucson.
The Marist College, a three-story adobe building just behind St. Augustine Cathedral, is crumbling in spots due to water damage. The city will weigh whether to use $1.1 million in block-grant funding to help stabilize the exterior.