Beautification & Greenscape

  • Clean & Green Team: The Clean & Green team, comprised of eight clients of the nonprofit Desert Survivors Nursery,  waters and maintains over 200 city planters, sweeps the sidewalks and picks up litter daily. This team not only makes the downtown beautiful but provides meaningful work for our neighbors with disabilities.
  • Merchant Planter Program: This urban beautification program adds bright splashes of color and greenery by providing custom-fabricated sheet metal planters to Downtown merchants and property owners. The planters are made in-house with salvaged scrap metal and are provided at cost to businesses within the Business Improvement District. Click here to place an order.
  • City Planters: Over 200 city planters are filled with are drought-tolerant plants native to the Sonoran Desert and grown from seed at the Desert Survivors Nursery. The planters are maintained and watered daily by our Clean & Green team.
  • Outdoor Café Grant Program: Outdoor seating activates and beautifies downtown streets. This program helps businesses build, expand or enhance their outdoor café areas by providing a reimbursement for eligible project costs up to $5,000. Our team offers design and liaison assistance with permitting as well.
  • Building Illumination Program: Downtown Tucson Partnership’s innovative holiday lighting program highlights Downtown Tucson’s skyline with thousands of white LED lights. With over 50 participating downtown buildings, this elegant and festive display is visible from Interstate 10 and the Catalina Foothills. Property owners and managers purchase uniform clips and light lines for their buildings. This incredible installation is complemented by over 150 street trees wrapped in white LED lights, as well as other seasonal decorations.