Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood and Tucson Clean and Beautiful are looking for volunteers for a planting party.
The event is on Sunday, February 20th from 10 am to Noon at the corner of San Francisco Boulevard and Torino Avenue.
On Monday, February 14, 2022, Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to restart the Proposition 101 - Tucson Delivers Better Streets roadway improvement project on Main Avenue/Granada Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Congress Street. This project was on hold to accommodate the traffic in the downtown area during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
22ND STREET AND COLUMBUS BOULEVARD INTERSECTION
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 22nd Street and Columbus Boulevard intersection.
GOLF LINKS ROAD STREET SIGN REPLACEMENT
ALVERNON WAY AND AVIATION PARKWAY CLOSURES
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, crews from Sunland, Inc., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace street signs on southbound Golf Links Road at the Aviation Parkway (SR210) and northbound Alvernon Way exits. Crews will remove and reinstall signs, as well as restripe skip lines and install new pavement markings.
We had two big transportation issues on the agenda at this week’s council meeting.
The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is now accepting applications from not-for-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers with capacity to develop affordable rental housing for HOME American Rescue Plan qualifying populations. Up to $1,500,000 is available with which the City intends to fund up to 3 qualifying projects. The maximum project award amount is $500,000. Interested developers are encouraged to review the Request for Proposals and Project Application. Applications are due by 11:59pm Arizona time on February 28, 2022.
We’ve had three major disturbing incidents of vandalism in our ward over the last month, including two targeting schools this week.
We had vandalism to both maintenance buildings at recreational facilities at Jesse Owens Park, followed by arson at Tucson Country Day School this weekend and criminal damage and attempted arson at Kellond Elementary on Monday night.
Planning Commission will hold a study session on Wednesday, February 2 on the proposed commercial parking text amendment to require new commercial and multifamily development to be EV-ready and expand eligibility for the Individual Parking Plan to affordable housing developments, restaurants and bars.
Mayor & Council directed City staff to develop amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) to:
TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLE REPLACEMENTS
IRVINGTON ROAD AND TUCSON BOULEVARD/BENSON HIGHWAY
22ND STREET AND ALVERNON WAY INTERSECTIONS
Last year, we had a situation with a well site in the Palo Verde Park neighborhood. It was basically an empty piece of hardscape that was an invitation to illegal dumping. The fact that it was hard-packed earth also meant that rain would run off of it and damage people’s property. Still, the neighbors wanted it to remain open. They had used it as a dog run for years and wanted to keep it that way.