The City of Tucson's story map highlights the Adaptive Reuse Program by educating people about adaptive reuse, how the program works, and showcasing good examples in Tucson. Launched in 2017, this pilot program helps encourage reinvestment throughout the city in the form of adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
The 42nd Annual Tucson Pride Festival will be held tomorrow, Sept. 28, noon-9 p.m., at Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Road. This year’s theme is "Rise Up," a theme to emphasize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and subsequent five decades of progress for the LGBTQ community.
In 2015, with the help of $180,000 in support from Friends of Saguaro National Park, Saguaro National Park replaced the 55-year old interpretive exhibits in the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center with new, bilingual exhibits to help visitors understand the story of Saguaro National Park and appreciate the connection between people and place. Unlike the (newer) Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District, the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center has no outdoor interpretive space- where rangers can provide interpretive talks to visitors and school groups.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning four neighborhood traffic safety and bicycle boulevard projects. The Michigan/Fair, Cherry, Greenway, and Bantam Bicycle Boulevard projects will expand citywide, low-stress biking and walking networks by creating calmer residential streets.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is seeking volunteers to help conduct its annual bicycle and pedestrian count in October. Volunteers may help with weekday morning (7-9 a.m.) and evening (4-6 p.m.) counts or weekend morning (7-10 a.m.) counts at approximately 80 locations.
Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5-6 p.m. at Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. The count begins Saturday, Oct. 12.
The 45th annual Tucson Greek Festival starts tomorrow, Sept. 26, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 29, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road. Hours vary: Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 5-11 p.m.; Saturday 4-11 p.m.; and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Reid Park Zoo is working to raise awareness about the decrease in the African lion population. Watch zookeepers train the lions, and learn more about how you can help protect the big cats in the video below.
The current process for a Development Package to transition from an issued permit to a final project is being updated. The purpose is to unify all project stakeholders and a higher level of project quality assurance by having a more consistent approach. This updated process will affect new Development Packages submitted for review after Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Development Package projects which involve any of the following are subject to the Pre-Construction/Engineer of Record Certification Process:
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the citywide, low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.
The public is invited to attend the Thrive in the 05 quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College (PCC) Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room. PCC will share construction plans for the Center of Excellence in Applied Technology and host a tour of current applied technology labs on campus.
The 2019 Senior Health Fair is Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Morris K. Udall Center, Carol West Senior Addition, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.
More than 30 exhibitors will offer health presentations, class demonstrations, and information on community resources, services, and proper medication and prescription disposal. There also will be raffle prizes. The free health fair is presented by Tucson Parks and Recreation. For more information, call (520) 791-4121.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a financial specialist to provide financial oversight of a major citywide program or comprehensive financial services to a large department, or to a group of small departments. This includes budget development and monitoring, financial reporting and analysis, grant management, accounts receivable, purchasing, accounts payable, rate setting, and implementation of strategic plans.