Environmental Review

Storacle Point Apartments

On or about October 13, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 to undertake the project known as Storacle Point Apartments at four (4) scattered sites in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. 

  • 20 E. Adams Street, Tucson Pima County, AZ  85705
  • 2525 N. Balboa Avenue, Tucson Pima, County AZ  85705
  • 2820 N. Castro Avenue, Tucson Pima, County AZ  85705
  • Sunnyside Pointe - S. Park Avenue & E. Bantam Road, Tucson Pima County, AZ  85706

The Storacle Point Apartments project will serve Chronically Homeless Persons with a preference for veterans and low income families, including three and four bedroom units which will be fully accessible.  The project will include 44 one-bedroom units, 12 three-bedroom units, and 10 four-bedroom units and will be built to the equivalent of a LEED Gold standard using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS).  Green building technologies will include hard surface flooring, thermal performance roof, high efficiency toilets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and passive solar building orientation.  The project will also utilize 56 Project Based Vouchers from the City of Tucson Section 8 Housing Program. 

Requested funding from the HOME program through the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is $500,000.   

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact / Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Environmental Review Record on HUD's website - find "Storacle Point Apartments - Tucson, Arizona"

Any individual, group or agency may submit written or email comments on the Environmental Review Record (ERR).  All comments received on or before October 13, 2017 will be considered prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  See notice above for more information. 

 

West End Station - 855 W Congress Street

On or about March 23, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, to undertake the project known as the West End Station, 855 W. Congress Street, Tucson Pima County Arizona 85701. Pima County Assessor parcel number 116-20-6330.

The West End Station project will include site excavation, grading and trenching for the new construction of three 4 story buildings surrounding an interior open courtyard and a 1 story below grade underground parking garage with 46 parking spaces.  The project will consist of seventy high-quality affordable rental units with 20-one bedroom, 29-two bedroom and 21-three-bedroom units.  The average square footage of the one-bedroom units will be 675 square feet, the two-bedroom 802 square feet and the three-bedroom 1150 square feet.  Each unit will have a full size refrigerator, washer and dryer, dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave, garbage disposal and hard wired ceiling fans with light kits.  A minimum of 5% of the project units will be Type A fully wheelchair accessible and all units will be Type B accessible (adaptable).  The project will be built to the equivalent of a LEED Gold standard, using the ADOH prescriptive path to sustainability.

Environmental Assessment 

Environmental Assessment Factors

Notice of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds

 

The PCCLT Ontario Project

On or about February 23, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (RE), acting as lead agency for the Tucson/Pima County HOME Consortium, will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Pima County HOME funds to undertake the project known as the PCCLT Ontrario Project, 1511 West Ontario Street in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona  85745.

The Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) proposes to build six (6) single family homes on what are currently three contiguous R-2 lots located west of downtown Tucson.  The homes are 1304 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath units.  They will be architecturally appealing and consistent with the neighborhood.  One unit will be fully ADA accessible.  The site will include an outdoor seating area, lanscaped yards with rainwater harvesting features, community and personal garden areas.  Off street tenant parking will also be provided. 

Environmental Assessment (EA) for the PCCLT Ontario Project

EA Appendices for the PCCLT Ontario Project 

 

TMM Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development

On or about February 16, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (RE), acting as lead agency for the Tucson/Pima County HOME Consortium, will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Pima County HOME funds to undetake the project known as the Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development, 3102 and 3108 E Fairmount Street and 3131, 3147 and 3149 E Lee Street in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona  85716.   

The Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development project will include construction of five single-story duplex units (ten apartments) of approximately 868 square feet.  Each unit will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a 126 square foot private porch.  Each unit will have Energy Star efficient electric appliances, water saving fixtures, 1.6 gallon flush toilets and solar water heaters.  There will be five ADA wheel chair accessible units.  Each site will include an outdoor ramada and seating area, landscaped yards with rainwater harvesting features, community and personal garden areas.  Off street tenant parking for the apartments will be provided. 

 

Miracle Point Apartments

On or about December 15, 2016 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds to undertake the project known as the Miracle Point Apartments, 2940-2960 N. Oracle Road, Tucson Pima County AZ 85705.  The parcel includes the address 375 W. Blacklidge Drive, Tucson Pima County AZ 85705.

The project includes new construction of 34 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom single story units in an attached town house configuration, with landscaped and fenced common areas, walkways, paved parking areas, covered patios and a 2500 square foot community building.  The average square footage of the one-bedroom units will be 650 square feet, the two-bedrooms 800 square feet.  The project has been designed using the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) prescriptive path to sustainability, which is roughly equivalent to a LEED Gold standard.  The project is focused on providing housing for chronically homeless individuals and families with a preference for chronically homeless veterans.  La Frontera has secured 40 Section 8 Project Based Vouchers from the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department Public Housing Authority.

Environmental Assessment for Miracle Point Apartments

Miracle Point Apartments Environmental Assessment Apendix A - P Combined

 

West Point Apartments

On or about September 30, 2016 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, to undertake the project known as the West Point Apartments, 10 E. Broadway Boulevard, Tucson Pima County Arizona 85701. Pima County Assessor parcel number 117-13-0390.

The West Point Apartment project will include renovation, redevelopment and new construction for 50 units of low income housing for persons age 55 and over with a preference for veterans. This Low Income Housing Tax Credit project includes acquisition of the eastern portion of the Westerner Hotel site on the south east corner of the intersection of Stone Avenue and Broadway Blvd. The western half of the site with the 4 story historic Westerner Hotel will be owned by other entities and will have its interior rehabilitated as a separate project, leaving the historic façade intact. The exterior of the historic hotel on the west side of the site will not be altered and the new construction on the east side of the site will complement the existing structure. SHPO concurred that the rehabilitation and new construction will have no adverse effect on the Westerner Hotel or the proposed Downtown Tucson Historic District. The existing 1 story structure on the east side of the site will be demolished. The new 6 story building will have 50 one bedroom/one bathroom units. The new building will feature an interior courtyard and space for social gathering, while providing natural light and fresh air to the residents and the community space below. The community areas will include laundry facilities, a wellness center, classrooms/meeting space, computer lab, and supportive services offices. The project includes a 2,500 sq. ft. roof garden for residents and tenants. Long term bicycle parking will be provided inside the building for residential use. The project has been designed using the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) prescriptive path to sustainability, which is roughly equivalent to a LEED Gold standard.

Requested funding from the HOME program through the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is $496,500.00.

Environmental Assessment for West Point Apartments

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds 

 

7th Avenue Commons

On or about June 29, 2016 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds to undertake the project known as 7th Avenue Commons.  The property includes four (4) developed urban lots, parcels 58 E. 5th Street, 546 N. Stone Avenue, 529 N. 7th Avenue and 519 N. 7th Avenue, located in Tucson, Pima County, AZ  85705.  Pima County Assessor's parcel numbers:  117-04-2160, 117-04-214A, 117-04-214B, 117-04-214C.

The Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) project includes demolition, adaptive reuse of existing structures and new construction on four (4) developed urban lots to provide fifty (50) very low income apartments. Twenty-seven (27) apartments will be located within the existing warehouse building with the addition of a 2nd story, and twenty-three (23) apartments will be newly-constructed in a new 3-level building.  A two level parking structure is included in the project.  A community building/clubhouse will be located on site, along with a shared laundry facility and fenced playground area.  The streetscape along 7th Avenue will include urban landscape and hardscape and public art.  The proposed development project will include the adaptive reuse of the existing 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse/office building.  The project has been designed using the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) prescriptive path to sustainability, which is roughly equivalent to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard.   

Environmental Assessment for 7th Avenue Commons

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

Stone Point Apartments Environmental Assessment

An environmental assessment was recently completed and results are now available for review and are open for public comment.  At the conclusion of a 15-day comment period, the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds to undertake the project known as Stone Point Apartments, a major rehabilitation of 26 units of affordable housing located at 3552 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ  85705.

Environmental Assessment for Stone Point Apartments - posted 4-26-2016

 

Esperanza En Escalante Phase II Environmental Assessment

An environmental assessment was recently completed and results are now available for review and are open for public comment. At the conclusion of a 15 day comment period, the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds to undertake the project known as Esperanza En Escalante Phase II, 3700 S. Calle Polar, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85730

Environmental Assessment for Esperanza En Escalante Phase II

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

Downtown Motor Apartments Environmental Assessment

Information regarding the Downtown Motor Apartments Enviromental Assessment

 

Sunnyside Pointe Phase II

On or about August 14, 2015 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds to undertake the project known as the Sunndyside Pointe Phase II, in the vicinity of the intersection of S. Park Avenue and E. Bantam Road, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85706. The 92 unit project includes 62 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom and community building. The homes will serve low income persons earning between 40% - 60% of the area median income. Requested funding from the HOME program through the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is $719,919.00. The total estimated project cost from all sources is $14,676,345.00, with additional funding provided by State GAP funds, AZ Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity and Pima County GO Bonds. View the Public notice