Vestar Development Co.’s Oro Valley Marketplace has launched an  interactive website designed to share news, events, activities, tenants and highlights of the 115-acre project at Oracle and Tangerine roads.

The site, http://www.OroValleyMarketplace.com">www.OroValleyMarketplace.com, includes information about the community, environmental activities, the tenant mix, the activity lineup and interactive maps of the center, a release said.

Patrons can also sign up for the center’s e-newsletter.

Construction on the 115-acre site at Oracle and Tangerine roads began in January of 2007, with the replanting and salvaging of at least 300 trees and 1,000 plants for use throughout the project and region. Construction is 50 percent complete. When complete, it will be “the first Arizona retail destination integrated with a restored riparian habitat and will boast a trail system feeding into the revered Catalina Mountains,” the release said.

Vestar is constructing an onsite police substation for the town, spending $650,000 on public art, and providing a transit stop for Coyote Run and Sun Tram onsite.

The 800,000 square foot retail, entertainment and dining project is due to be finished in September. Tenants include  Alltel Wireless,, Best Buy, Bikes Direct, Chase Bank, Century Theaters, ColdStone Creamery, Cost Plus World Market, Danny’s Gourmet Market, Darcy McGee’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, Famous Footwear, GameStop, GNC, Linens N Things, Olive Garden, Pacific Dental, PetCo, Red Lobster, Sport Clips, Styles for Less, The Keg, Tilly’s, ULTA, Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

According to Vestar, the project is expected to generate $65 million in new sales tax and property tax revenue over the first 20 years.

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