UA Tech Park wants to add retail and residences as part of makeover plan
UA Tech Park is planning changes to the Eastside tech-biz incubator, including attracting international business, increasing community access and adding residential and retail facilities.
“The park has evolved over the years and we find more and more the public wanting access to it,” said Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona.
A series of planning meetings last year with community and UA representatives helped establish the park’s plans for the future. The most recent meeting in December focused on the physical aspects of the park and its usability.
The discussion included improving parking and signage directing people to the park, and the possibility of a visitor center.
“There are many different dimensions to what we’re trying to do. So it’s a comprehensive examination of the park and its interaction with the outside world and how we manage that more effectively,” Wright said
One of the goals of the university park is to teach the community about science and technology, something Wright believes can be facilitated by making the park more accessible and easier to navigate. Continue Reading the Inside Tucson Business article by ITB Staff Intern Kayla Sabino Samoy