The City of Tucson | News http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/feeds?feed=devnews The City of Tucson en Solar Ready Ordinance http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/solar-ready-ordinance <p>On June 17, 2008, Mayor and Council unanimously voted to require all new residences to be solar ready for electric (PV) and hot water. Please click on the headline above for more information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/dsd/GET_READY_FOR_SOLAR.pdf">Download PDF</a></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:51:39 -0700 Tucson's Green Building Program http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/tucson039s-green-building-program <p><span style="font-size: 12px"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif">On August 5,2009, the Tucson Mayor and Council approved a voluntary Green Building Program for residential (one to three units) structures.&nbsp;The Gren Building Program is the result of significant work that has taken place with other jurisdictions,&nbsp; SAHBA, non-profit and for-profit builders, and builders who specialize in green building techniques.&nbsp; Suggested practices include orientation of the building and windows, energy efficient building techniques and appliances, and the use of photovoltai Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:37:19 -0700 Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/digital-flood-insurance-rate-maps <p> Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps ( D-FIRM ) are now available for public use from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District.&nbsp;<br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/dsd/COT_DFIRM_FAQs.pdf"><b>City of Tucson D-FIRM FAQ</b></a><br /> The City of Tucson now has a Frequently Asked Question document available for Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps</p> <p> <a href="http://rfcd.pima.gov/dfirm/">Go to maps</a></p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:30:04 -0700 PDSD Fee Increase http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/pdsd-fee-increase <p>Effective February 8, 2010, fees charged by the Planning and Development Services Department were increased per <a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/agdocs/20100105/jan5-10-15c.pdf">Ordinance No. 10747</a>, adopted by Mayor and Council on January 5, 2010. All permits will be assessed a $16.50 archive fee.</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:25:16 -0700 Gray Water Notice http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/gray-water-notice <p>Beginning June 1, 2010, all new one- and two-family dwellings are required to have gray water stub-outs for laundry drains. In addition, new single-family dwellings will be required to have separated drain lines for lavatories, showers, and bathtubs to allow for future installation of distributed gray water systems.<br /> For further information please email Clayton Trevillyan at <a href="mailto:clayton.trevillyan@tucsonaz.gov"><font color="#000099">clayton.trevillyan@tucsonaz.gov </font></a>.<font color="#ff0000"> </font></p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:24:58 -0700 Concurrent Plan Review http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/concurrent-plan-review <p>If you are interested in concurrent review,&nbsp; try PDSD's new Development Package Review.&nbsp; This new process may be used for any development within the City of Tucson that would require a site or development plan prior to the issuance of building permits. <br /> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:24:39 -0700 PDSD Notices http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/pdsd-notices <p>The Planning &amp; Development Services Department (PDSD) is testing an automated email service to allow the public to be aware of a wide variety of zoning and&nbsp; development projects that include a required public participation component. To subscribe, send a blank email to<a href="mailto:subscribe-pdsd-notices@lyris.tucsonaz.gov"> <font color="#000099">subscribe-pdsd-notices@lyris.tucsonaz.gov</font></a> (The email must be completely blank. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:23:15 -0700 Getting Ready for Residential Photo Voltaic http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/getting-ready-residential-photo-voltaic <p>On June 17, 2008, Mayor and Council unanimously voted to require all new residences to be solar ready for electric (PV) and hot water. All new single family homes or duplexes must include in the plans either a Photo Voltaic system or preparation for later installation of a PV system in order to receive a building permit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/dsd/What_s_New/PV_Prep.pdf">Download PDF</a></p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:21:33 -0700 Development Standard 2-17 Protected Development Right Plan Standards http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/development-standard-2-17-protected-development-right-plan-standards <p>On April 28, 2009, Mayor and Council adopted Development Standard 2-17 Protected Development Right Plan Standards.&nbsp; The standard prescribes procedures, definitions, and standards for the processing of Protected Development Right (PDR) requests.&nbsp; If you have any questions please contact Patricia Gehlen at 520-837-4919</p> <p><a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/dsd/DS_2-17__Protected_Development_Plan_Standard_04-28.pdf">Download PDF</a></p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:21:02 -0700 Development Standard 2-10 - Flexible Lot Development http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/devnews/news/development-standard-2-10-flexible-lot-development <p>A proposed amendment to the Development Standards that describes submittal, historic and green building requirements that apply to flexible lot development.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tucsonaz.gov/dsd/DS_2-10_Flexible_Lot_Development_03-19-09.pdf">Download PDF</a></p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:08:27 -0700