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What's going up in Tucson? Self storage, new school and movie theater upgrades
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What's going up in Tucson? Self storage, new school and movie theater upgrades

A future self-storage business is under construction at 4068 E. Fort Lowell Road. The complex will be two stories tall.

The first phase of a multi-use development along Fort Lowell Road involves a self-storage complex that is now under construction.

The 7.9-acre site, at 4068 E. Fort Lowell Road, extends south next to Shadow Ridge Apartments on the west and to Paradise Village Mobile Estates on the south.

The self-storage complex will be two stories on the Fort Lowell frontage, and a single story next to the apartments to the back of the site, where it will be three stories, said Brian Underwood, who is with The Planning Center, a planning and landscape architecture firm.

The city issued a $13.3 million building permit to start the work.

The zoning allows for possible future development of a restaurant, extended-stay hotel, office or urgent care center, Underwood said.

Fort Lowell Road will be widened from Alvernon to Swan to add a dedicated, middle turn lane. The first phase is expected to be complete next year.

Other construction activity around town includes:

  • Leman Academy is expanding its building at 12255 N. La Cañada Drive with a $6.8 million permit.
  • A $5 million permit was issued for the new apartment complex in Main Gate Square, 900 E. Second St.
  • A $3.6 million permit was issued for eight units at Splendido Villas, 13500 N. Rancho Vistas.
  • At Home Décor Superstore got a $2.6 million permit to remodel the vacant Target store at 5255 E. Broadway.
  • The Pima County Courthouse at 115 N. Church Ave. took out a $2.1 million permit for renovations.
  • Harkins Theater at 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz is upgrading seating and concession offerings with a $2 million permit.
  • Tu Simple got a $714,659 permit to add a second floor at 9538 E. Old Vail Road.
  • A 9,000-square-foot warehouse is going up at 1555 E. 22nd St. with a $603,810 permit.
  • HSL Center of Opportunity got a $603,669 permit for the shell building at 4550 S. Palo Verde Road.
  • A new, $480,425 Circle K is under construction at 4965 W. Ajo Way.
  • JTED at The Bridges got a $444,772 permit for the foundation of its future school at 3300 S. Park Ave.

Information on building permits courtesy of Ginger Kneup,, owner of Bright Future Real Estate Research. Contact reporter Gabriela Rico at On Facebook:

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