February 15, 2024

La Doce

A neighborhood on Tucson's Southside that spans three miles along South 12th Avenue from 4th street to Drexel Road.
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La Doce is a neighborhood in the Southside of Tucson that spans three miles along South 12th Avenue from 4th street to Drexel Road. What makes this corridor of the city is its resilience as a cultural district despite years of disinvestment. Now more vulnerable than ever to gentrification, multiple agencies have been coming together to strategize on ways to preserve and protect La Doce’s community and traditions and help its existing economy thrive with the area’s residents taking leadership in its development.

La Doce es un vecindario en el Sur de Tucson que abarca tres millas a lo largo de la Avenida 12, el cual empieza en la Cuarta Avenida y acaba en la calle Drexel. Lo que hace único a este corredor de la ciudad es su resiliencia como distrito cultural a pesar de muchos años de desinversión. Múltiples agencias cooperan para preservar y proteger la comunidad de La Doce, sus tradiciones, y para prosperar su economía existente con la ayuda de residentes locales tomando un liderazgo para combatir la gentrificación.

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