Mercado District

Mercado District

Nestled within the vibrant tapestry of Tucson's Mercado District is on of the few lots available in the Mercado District listed by Hazelbaker and Ranek. With views to A mountain and a short walk to coffee, shopping and dining this parcel invites you to savor the perfect blend of city living and community tranquility.
For Anne Ranek, co-founder of Hazelbaker and Ranek, and her husband Paolo Delorenzo, the Mercado District holds a special place in their hearts. As pioneers in shaping its architectural landscape through their construction company, InnovativeLiving, they not only contributed to its development but also became integral members of its close-knit community. Collaborating with local visionaries like Steve Robinson, and in the last 10 years Philipp Near, and Klara Valent of StudioCABAN, they brought to life iconic structures such as the Triangle and Mercado House.

Triangle photo: Logan Haven 

Conceived by Justin Dixon of Rio Development Company, the Mercado District embodies the essence of urban charm, with its master plan crafted by esteemed architects Moule & Plyoides Architects. Rooted in the principles of new urbanism, it offers a pedestrian-friendly environment, communal spaces, and a vibrant neighborhood vibe. Recognized by the Council of New Urbanism, its innovative vision has garnered widespread acclaim.

Established in 2007 by a consortium of forward-thinking builders—including PureBuild, InnovativeLiving, Tucson Artisan Builders, and Barry Coleman—the Mercado District quickly emerged as a sought-after destination. Today, with only a handful of lots remaining, its allure continues to captivate those seeking a harmonious blend of urban convenience and suburban tranquility

MSA photo: Logan Haven
Alongside Justin Dixon of Rio Development Company, is the family-owned Gadsden Company responsible for the commercial dedication to the Mercado district. Their commitment to fostering local entrepreneurship led to the creation of Tucson's only Public Market District—a vibrant hub of community, cuisine, and culture. From lively Mercado Flea Markets to sunset yoga sessions and bustling farmers markets, the district offers a myriad of experiences. Comprising three commercial enclaves with a fourth on the horizon, the Mercado District promises a tapestry of experiences for residents and visitors alike. The Mercado San Agustin (MSA), its flagship public market, offers an inviting open-air oasis surrounded by locally owned buisnesses. Its spirited expansion, the MSA Annex, breathes new life into repurposed shipping containers, housing a diverse array of shops, eateries, and entertainment venues.

Thursday farmers market at the Annex Photo: Logan Haven

Nestled amidst the MSA and the Annex, is The Monier which offers market rate apartments and curated retail spaces. Currently under construction along the Santa Cruz River is the Bautista, promising a blend of apartments and commercial vibrancy.

In the Mercado District, every corner tells a story of community, innovation, and urban life style. Hazelbaker and Ranek invite you to seize this opportunity to dream big and bold while envisioning your new home overlooking A mountain to the West, and the Mercado District and the downtown skyline to the East. One of the only places in Tucson where your every day unfolds amidst the perfect harmony of city living and suburban tranquility.

The Monier, Photo: Logan Haven

Contact Hazelbaker & Ranek for more information on the lot available at the Mercado District, we can also help guide you to builders and architects with experiences building at the Mercado and the building guidelines. 





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Darci Hazelbaker & Anne Ranek each come to this innovative partnership with diverse experiences, education, and abilities. All with a focus on building quality and collaborative relationships.

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