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10th Avenue Container Maintenance Master Plan
Status: In PlanningUpdated: May 14, 2015
The Environmental Services Container Maintenance Facility on 10th Ave. has been operating beyond it's original intended design life-span. As a result several problematic conditions exist which impede operation; ranging from maxed out utility support for operation, to heavily a deteriorated facility. In addition, the storm water management of the area is under designed, adversely affecting the site by flooding. The current design under development will replace failing and inadequate utilities needed to support operation and house them under more durable and effectively laid out shops. Included in this redevelopment effort is the demolition of the Refuse Transfer Station, which is currently a safety liability and nuisance for debris.
Location: 10th Avenue Container Maintenance Facility
City Courts COPs Funding Improvements
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 14, 2015
The scope of work will focus on renovation/repair work to public areas and building systems at the City Courts Building, 103 E Alameda Street. Currently, the project team has put together a prioritized list of needed building improvements. These items may include, but are not limited to, analysis and possible repairs of the boiler system, electrical system and VIOP/Network communications system; balcony repairs; ADA issues; and upgrades to the public entry area, call center and courtrooms to provide better circulation and function for the public and courts staff.
Location: 103 E Alameda St
CNG Project
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 14, 2015
The project will be completed in two (2) Phases. Overall scope is to replace CNG plant, and install & modify fuel islands at Thomas O. Price Service Center (TOPSC). Phase I - Design Development Level. This phase establishes a 50% design development document with construction cost estimate. Completed. Phase II - Installation and modifications of fuel islands and construction of CNG plant. This phase includes completion of the design effort and bid process.
Location: 4004 S. Park Ave.
Communications Center Expansion
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 11, 2015
The project will renovate and expand the existing police, fire and 911 facilities at the Thomas Price Service Center. In addition to the physical construction, the existing radio system will be transitioning to the regional Pima County Wireless Integrated Network (PCWIN) radio system. The new PCWIN radio system will be replacing a 32 year old radio system that has exceeded its service life. This project will incorporate the use of Pima County Bond money and City of Tucson money. The physical construction and expansion will allow dispatchers to operate with the latest dispatch design and equipment as well as providing the addition space for improved operations and training. The overall project completion will provide for radio interoperability with other emergency services in the region.
Location: Park and Ajo
Los Reales Landfill
Status: Under ConstructionUpdated: May 18, 2015
Los Reales Landfill Phase I Improvements (New Entry, New Administration/Crew Building, New CABOP, New Scales and Scale Houses, and New Wheel Wash).
Location: Los Reales/Craycroft
Mission San Agustín Garden
Status: Under ConstructionUpdated: April 10, 2015
Phased reconstruction of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of the historic San Agustín Mission. Plantings representing several eras of Tucson agriculture, from ancient to modern are planned. Rebuilt on its original site and located today in the heart of downtown Tucson, the Mission Garden will feature heirloom plants and living Timeline Gardens, interpreting 4000 years of Tucson agriculture. This project represents continuation of intent to provide the public with both sense-of-place and interpretation of the many layers of the history of Tucson.
Location: eastern base of A-Mountain, corner of Mission Rd and Mission Ln
Reid Park Africa Expansion – Elephant Exhibit
Status: CompletedUpdated: September 12, 2013
See Website for more information. Design and construct a 7-acre expansion of the Reid Park Zoo. This expansion will include connecting pathways from the current zoo footprint, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a 3-acre elephant exhibit and holding facility. This project is a joint effort between the City of Tucson and the Reid Park Zoological Society.
Location: Reid Park Zoo
Rio Nuevo TCC Arena Renovations
Status: CompletedUpdated: March 11, 2015
Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District is investing $6M dollars into the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Arena. Renovations being considered range from restroom improvements, signage / wayfinding including digital signage, concession stand renovations, floor and bowl seats, lighting, audio upgrades, scoreboards, rigging improvements, ice floor improvements and security upgrades. Project scope and budget will be approved by the Rio Nuevo Board and the City of Tucson Mayor and Council. Funding Sources (as 8/12/13): Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District: Project Budget: $7,840,673 ITD Expenses: $6,206,980 Encumbrances: $1,563,154 City of Tucson for Project Management: Project Budget: $1,010,000 ITD Expenses:$783,266 Encumbrances: $0
Location: 260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Central Energy Plant Repairs and Capacity Expansion
Status: CompletedUpdated: September 12, 2013
Replace aging plant equipment and infrastructure to provide continuity of service to Police Headquarters, Fire Headquarters and the TCC Complex.
Location: Tucson Convention Center
City Public Parking Garage at Plaza Centro
Status: CompletedUpdated: September 12, 2013
Design and construct City owned, Parkwise operated 400 stall public parking garage on city-owned land west of Union Pacific right of way, east of Toole, between Broadway and 4th Av.
Location: Broadway and Toole
Fire Central
Status: CompletedUpdated: September 12, 2013
The new Fire Central will house Fire Station #1, as well as office space for the Fire Administration and Fire Prevention Departments, a new Fire Fighter’s Memorial Plaza and a Tucson Fire Department History Museum. Building size: 67,000 square feet Underground parking: 70,000 square feet Lot Size: 3.48 acres Divisions housed at Fire Central: Fire Administration, Fire Prevention, Public Education, Systems Engineering, Fire Cause, Battalion One HQ, and Fire Station 1 Total staff: 118 employees plus one dog
Location: 300 S FIRE CENTRAL PL, near Cushing and I-10
Gadsden Development
Status: In DesignUpdated: September 12, 2013
Planned development includes 125 room boutique hotel, 400 residential units (of which 17.5% will be offered to households at or below 80% of Area Medium Iincome (AMI) and 17.5% will be offered to households between 80% and 125% of AMI) Additional development include office space, market, restaurant, and other commercial uses.
Location: 14 Acres immediatly SW of Congress and Santa Cruz river
Ronstadt Transit Center Improvements
Status: Under ConstructionUpdated: May 15, 2015
Design and construct safety, security, and comfort improvements as part of a comprehensive CPTED study. CPTED= Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Location: NE Corner of 6th Av & Congress
Silverbell Landfill Water Quality Revolving Fund (WQARF)Pump and Treat System
Status: Pre-DesignUpdated: May 14, 2015
Remove Landfill volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination from the groundwater and also protect down-gradient wells and the City's Sweetwater Recharge Facility.
Location: Goret/Silverbell
22nd Street Corridor Planning Study, I-10 to Kino Parkway
Status: On HoldUpdated: May 18, 2015
This project will widen 22nd Street from four (4) to six (6) lanes, with a raised landscaped median, grade separation at the Union Pacific Railroad Nogales tracks, drainage improvements, bicycle lanes, transit improvements, street lighting, sidewalks and public art.
Location: 22nd Street, I-10 to Kino Parkway
22nd Street: Kino to Tucson Blvd.
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 18, 2015
This project will widen 22nd Street to three lanes in each direction between Kino Parkway and Tucson Boulevard, and will replace the existing 22nd Street bridge over the Barraza-Aviation Parkway and the Union Pacific Railroad. Design elements include a raised, landscaped median, bike lanes in each direction, a pedestrian bridge within the structure of the new bridge, transit improvements, continuous street lighting, public art integrated into the design of the pedestrian bridge, and a future connection to the Barraza-Aviation Parkway.
Location: 22nd Street: Kino Parkway to Tucson Blvd.
Broadway - Euclid to Country Club (Road Improvement)
Status: In PlanningUpdated: May 18, 2015
Widen roadway to six travel lanes, two transit lanes, and a raised median. Improvements will also include curb, sidewalk, street lighting, bike lanes, and landscaping. This project is included in the Regional Transportation Authority 20-year plan. For additional information visit: Broadway Boulevard Project Website
Location: Broadway Blvd between Euclid and County Club
Cushing Street Bridge
Status: CompletedUpdated: June 12, 2013
The Cushing Street Bridge has been named the "Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge at Cushing Street". The Cushing Street Bridge construction and roadway improvement project is a vital link in the 3.9-mile Modern Streetcar project. The 320-foot-long ‘signature’ bridge will provide a shaded east-west connection for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. When complete, the project improvements will include a new roadway and bridge, asphalt concrete pavement, curb, sidewalk, ramps, driveways, utility relocations and improvements, floodwalls, street lighting and other improvements along Cushing Street, between Avenida Del Convento and the eastbound I-10 frontage road.
Location: Cushing Street, W of I-10, to span the Santa Cruz River
Downtown Links - Barraza-Aviation
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 15, 2015
The project will be a modest, four-lane roadway north of the Union Pacific railroad tracks that will connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway to 22nd Street and I-10, offering an alternate access to Downtown, plus new underpass with the Union Pacific railroad. The project is divided into four separate construction phases.
Location: north of the railroad tracks from Barraza-Aviation to the I-10 frontage road with a reroute of 6th S
Houghton Road: Irvington To Valencia
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 15, 2015
This project is part of the RTA Houghton Corridor Improvements that will expand travel capacity and safety in this key north-south regional corridor to accommodate the 2030 traffic demands. Specifically, this project will replace four miles of the existing two-lane roadway with a new six-lane divided desert parkway. The roadway work will include improved intersections with dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes and upgraded traffic signals; rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation; native landscaping with water harvesting; improved multi-modal access by adding bike lanes on and off the roadway, improving ADA-accessibility and adding sidewalks and multi-use paths, and include bus pullouts and transit options; upgraded drainage and add all-weather crossings, landscaping that enhances the scenic corridor and utilizes water harvesting and incorporates native plants; implement Wildlife-sensitive design features; and bring in Public Art.
Location: Houghton south of Golf Links
Houghton, Bridge to I-10
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 15, 2015
This project is part of the RTA Houghton Corridor Improvements that will expand travel capacity and safety in this key north-south regional corridor to accommodate the 2030 traffic demands. Specifically, this project will replace the existing mile long, two-lane roadway between I-10 and the Houghton Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (a project that is also in design). The new roadway will be part of the corridor six-lane divided desert parkway that includes native landscaping with water harvesting, rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation, improved multi model access with ADA accessibility, all weather crossings and public art. This project will also replace a small deficient bridge over the Julian wash with new box culverts.
Location: Houghton & I-10
Kolb Road Connection to Sabino
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 15, 2015
This project was divided into two Phases: Phase 1. Work on the intersection of Sabino Canyon Road and Tanque Verde and Phase 2. Connecting Sabino to Kolb Road. Phase 1: Widening and reconstruction of the existing intersection to accommodate additional through lanes for north and south bound travel along with pedestrian, bicycle, landscape, and drainage improvements (completed 9/2012). Phase 2: The scope consists of designing and constructing a roadway that connects Sabino Canyon Road from Tanque Verde to Kolb Road. The new roadway will consist of 4 travel lanes, 2 bridges, raised medians, noise walls, a storm drain system, landscaping, bicycle lanes, sidewalk, and multi-use paths. This project creates an additional north/south arterial corridor that will alleviate the congestion at the Grant/Kolb/Tanque Verde intersection by roughly 14%. That in turn will improve the air quality and level of service for the intersection while also reducing emergency response time to residents in the Udall Neighborhood Association. For additional information see: Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road
Location: Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rd south to Kolb
Stone Ave - Drachman and Speedway Improvements (Road work)
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 15, 2015
Design and construct gateway and intersection improvements along Stone Avenue from Drachman to Speedway. This project represents the final improvements from the Stone Avenue Corridor planning effort. Improvements to other areas have redirected traffic away from this corridor in order to improve the livability. For additional information see: Stone Avenue Corridor Website
Location: From Speedway north to Drachman.
Sun Link Tucson Streetcar
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 18, 2015
An approved four-mile modern streetcar line connecting the University of Arizona to the 4th Avenue commercial district, downtown and the redevelopment area west of downtown. Revenue generating operations are scheduled to begin October 31, 2013. See latest Streetcar updates from City. - and - UofA Transportation Plan- and - Made in America Video
Location: University to Downtown
Advanced Oxidation Process Treatment Plant
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 12, 2015
As directed by the Mayor & Council, Tucson Water is constructing a 1,4-dioxane treatment system. This system will allow Tucson Water to serve water from the TARP superfund treatment facility that meets the U.S. EPA Drinking Water Health Advisory level for 1,4-dioxane without having to blend the water with other groundwater sources. This treatment facility will meet the drinking water regulations and will protect Water customer health. There are two Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts (GMP). GMP1 is $4.3M, which includes chemical feed equipment and GMP2 is $10.3M and includes site work, building, piping, etc.
Location: I-19 and Irvington Rd
Chloramination Disinfection Facility at the Tucson Water Reclaimed Plant
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 12, 2015
This project is the construction of nitrogen (ammonia) feed system for the reclaimed water system. The new Pima County Waste Treatment Plant provides secondary effluent nearly void of nitrogen (2 ppm). The old Roger Road Treatment Plant provided secondary effluent with high nitrogen levels (around 29 ppm). The Roger Road Treatment Plant is in the process of being closed. Chloramination (water treatment) has been ongoing at the Tucson Water Reclaimed Plant from the start. With any level of nitrogen chloramination is the best means of water treatment (consultant study) to insure safe water for irrigation and other uses. The nitrogen level of 2 ppm is too low for proper chloramination so a nitrogen source (ammonia) must be installed. This project will provide the equipment, building, piping, and controls to provide that ammonia.
Location: 2500 W. Sweetwater Drive
Metering Replacement Project and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 12, 2015
Replacing water meters as they age out is ongoing at Tucson Water. Tucson Water's Meter Replacement Program is replacing the meters at a rate of 20,000 per year. New water meter technology allows for automatic meter reading (AMR) or drive-by reading and, with the appropriate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in place, remote reading. Communications devices allowing for AMR and AMI are being installed with the new meters. Tucson Water is conducting two pilot projects employing different infrastructure configurations to assess the feasibility and cost of investing in AMI.
Location: Tucson Water Headquarters
Southeast Houghton Area Recharge Project (SHARP) CIP #W797
Status: In DesignUpdated: May 12, 2015
Tucson Water and Pima County are engaged in a jointly funded reclaimed water recharge project in the southeast Houghton Road area. The project is planned to provide the capability to recharge reclaimed water that would ordinarily be discharged into the Santa Cruz River, resulting in beneficial use of this water within the metropolitan area. Preliminary investigations began in Fiscal Year 2011, construction of the facility is scheduled for Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017. Fifty percent of the total project cost of $8,342,000 will be reimbursed by Pima County. SHARP will be a multi-benefit facility that will be primarily a recharge project putting un-utilized reclaimed water resources to beneficial use, later it can be a habitat and passive recreational setting similar to Sweetwater Wetlands, and opportunities for public outreach on water issues, recycling and the environment.
Location: 5820 S. Houghton Road,
Southern Avra Valley Reservoir and Booster Station
Status: CompletedUpdated: May 18, 2015
Construct an 8.5 million gallon potable water concrete lined reservoir along with a booster station having the ability to pump an additional 27.9 million gallons of water per day from the Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project (SAVSARP). This reservoir and booster station is a required component of Tucson Water’s SAVSARP. The construction of this reservoir and booster station is required in order for the citizens of the City of Tucson to realize the benefit of the recharge effort in Southern Avra Valley. Utilization of SAVSARP increases the City’s use of a renewable water supply and decreases the City’s dependence on groundwater.
Location: Avra Valley
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
Status: In PlanningUpdated: May 12, 2015
Tucson Water’s SCADA system controls processes such as water pressures, flows, reservoir levels and energy use at over 350 sites across the entire delivery area. The 12 gigabytes of data it produces annually is used for trouble shooting water system issues, planning, cost analysis and regulatory compliance. The SCADA system is essential to Tucson Water’s operations and its upgrade critical to the future viability and reliability of the services Tucson Water provides. Many of SCADA’s components are at the end of their life-cycle and must be replaced. Tucson Water has undertaken a series of projects to replace and upgrade the system.
Location: Tucson Water Headquarters