BUSINESS INCENTIVES IN ACTION: ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE CADENCE AND PLAZA CENTRO - At their Study Session tomorrow, M&C will review an independent economic analysis for The Cadence and Plaza Centro project, a mixed-use development at the east end of Congress St. The project seek to utilize the City's GPLET program, which provides temporary property tax relief as an incentive. The project will include 196 student housing units and about 20,000 feet of retail space, expected to be occupied by stores, bars and restaurants. According to the analysis, the construction phase of the project will have created 230 direct jobs, 150 indirect jobs and $43.5M of total impact. Once complete, the project is expected to result in 100 new direct jobs, 30 indirect jobs, and an annual impact of $14.4M. Read the independent analysis here. Info page on City of Tucson business resources here.
CONNEXION 12: CONSTRUYEN NUEVA CLÍNICA EL RÍO - Dan inicio a la construcción de la nueva clínica El Río.Un edificio de 54,000 pies cuadrados que se edificará en la calle Congress. Vídeo de Tucson 12.
PIMA BOND COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE $1.3B IN PROPOSALS - More than 200 activists, bureaucrats and critics crowded into a conference room in a midtown hotel Friday to address the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee. The committee is expected to spend the next six months reviewing more than 100 proposals worth $1.3 billion for possible inclusion on a November 2014 bond ballot. Little action was taken during the Friday morning meeting, with the committee instructing the county staff to ask municipalities and agencies to prioritize their requests as well as to begin a public outreach campaign. From the Star.
FORMER TPD OFFICER INDICTED FOR COMPUTER CRIMES - Andrea Middleton, a TPD Officer who recently resigned amidst an internal investigation, has been indicted on three counts of Computer Tampering, a Class 6 felony offense. TPD says they did have an open investigation on Middleton, and even though she has resigned, the investigation will continue. Middleton had been with the Department since 2005. News release from TPD here, story from KVOA here.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT - The City of Tucson is seeking a dynamic, creative, and progressive team leader with a passion for Procurement to serve as the key executive for the department. For additional information about this excellent opportunity, please view our brochure and/or contact Executive Recruiter Mark Pargas. Download the City of Tucson recruitment brochure here. View contact info for Mark Pargas here.