WHAT'S NEW AT OIP?
Exterior Repairs to El Con Water Tower are Complete!
The City of Tucson owns—either in full or in part — 624 properties of historic age. Historic properties require continual maintenance and the City of Tucson is committed to finding revenue streams to maintain its portfolio of historic assets. Included in the inventory of properties owned by the City, is the iconic El Con Water Tower. The El Con Water Tower is an individually-listed property in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a City of Tucson Historic Landmark. CLICK HERE for more information and pictures.
Tucson Community Center (TCC) Historic District - The Eckbo Landscape - Click here for the press release
On September 8th, 2015 the Tucson Community Center (TCC) Historic District (the Eckbo landscape) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated at the national level of significance because of its exceptional importance to the history of American landscape architecture.
The TCC Historic District is composed of three sections: the landscape surrounding the Arena, Music Hall, and Leo Rich Theater; the walkway between the hotel and La Placita Village; and Veinte de Agosto Park.
Designed by world-renowned Modernist landscape architect Garrett Eckbo (1910 - 2000) at the height of his career, the TCC Historic District was completed in three stages, completed between 1971 and 1974.
RONSTADT TRANSIT CENTER DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL PRESENTATIONS
On July 22, OIP hosted public presentations of two proposals for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project. To view the presentations and more information about the project CLICK HERE.
OIP WELCOMES ELAINE BECHERER
Elaine Becherer is a Project Manager with OIP and has worked for the City for almost three years. Prior to working with OIP, Elaine worked with the Architecture & Engineering Division of the General Services Department and most recently as an Assistant to the City Manager in the Manager's Office. Elaine will focus on the Infrastructure Funding, City Property Development, and Project Management Coordination & Oversight teams within OIP. Elaine has a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, has worked in the private sector of architecture for over ten years, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR CITY OF TUCSON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
The City's Transportation Department is designing and installing Green Streets that will require adjustments to maintenance practices to address the integrity of the designed structures and landscapes.