CASE STUDIES: CASAS ADOBES PLAZA
Casas Adobes Plaza is located on the corner of Oracle and Ina Roads in Tucson, Arizona. Originally built in 1953 and designed by a protégé of renowned Tucson architect Josias Joesler, the elegant Spanish and Mediterranean influenced architecture had fallen into a state of disrepair in the early 1990’s.
After SRA acquired Casas Adobes Plaza in 1997, the company initiated a two-phase, multi-million dollar renovation and redevelopment project using local architects, builders, and property management companies. Owned and operated in Tucson, SRA is committed to smart growth and restoration of historic properties in the Tucson area.
As the final phase of the project comes to a close, Casas Adobes Plaza is now once again recognized as one of the premier Lifestyle Centers in Southern Arizona. Every detail of the project, from the pristine water features, to the elegant Spanish tile roofs, to the mix of tenants, was meticulously overseen by SRA to ensure the Plaza stayed true to the model of Old World lifestyle centers in Europe. Neither too big nor too small, visitors can now enjoy exquisite fine dining, stroll next door to a stylish boutique, and conclude with a soothing café drink in one of the fountained courtyards.
Most importantly, just as the architecture and landscaping exude a feeling of balance, so too is the mix of tenants an equilibrium between locally owned and operated shops and national retailers seeking a base in the Tucson market. The Plaza is the proud home of uniquely Arizonan concepts such as Wildflower Grill, and the MFA Eronga Gallerie and national retailers such as Chico’s and Starbucks. This tenant mix once again reflects SRA’s commitment to intelligent real estate development that directly benefits citizens and companies in the Tucson area.