Q: What will happen to the historical elements on the property?
The Flin will incorporate the three historical structures presently on site. Among the historical features are the Flin Building, the Stables, and Samaniego House which will be maintained per the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) guidelines.
Q: Who is building the project?
Tofel Dent Construction will be the General Contractor responsible for the construction of The Flin project. Having been in business since 1984, Tofel Dent Construction is a uniquely structured third-party general contractor specializing in commercial, hospitality, and multi-family housing construction in the Southwest.
Two of TofelDent’s Current Tucson Projects:
- West End Station
- The Marist on Cathedral Square
For further information on Tofel Dent Construction and their projects, visit their website TofelDent.com.
Q: What will be built here?
This project will be a 243-unit, market-rate apartment community ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Additionally, the community will offer a mixed-use retail component that will, likely, include a restaurant and Savaya Coffee shop.
Q: What areas of the new development will be open to the public?
Access to the Samaniego House and Flin Building will be available during retail business hours. The city-owned Plaza de la Mesilla Park and its Gazebo will have continued public access.
Q: Who is paying for this project?
This project is being funded with private equity and financing.
The project qualified for the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) and the Construction Infrastructure sales tax credit. For more information about these tax incentives, please visit the City of Tucson website.
Other downtown projects that have benefited from the GPLET tax incentive include:
One East Broadway, One West Broadway, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ; and the Gibson family for construction of properties including Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, HighWire Lounge, and The Independent Distillery.
Q: What is the construction timeline?
Demolition began in 2019 and construction has steadily moved through all of 2020.
The project’s anticipated completion date is February 2021.
Pre-Leasing will begin around end of 2020 early 2021. More details to come!