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Congress Street - I-10 Frontage Rd to Granada Avenue Road Closure

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, the eastbound lanes of Congress Street from the I-10 frontage road to Granada Avenue will be closed due to heavy equipment utilization.

The work hours for this one-day project are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. The traveling public can expect delays when traveling near the work area.

Records Available with Property Research Online

City of Tucson Planning and Development Services (PDSD) has records available electronically via Property Research Online (PRO). Users can enter their address or permit number to find records information related to their property.

Available records are permits and plans (from mid-1950s to present), Certificate of Occupancy documents, and plot plans for houses in residential subdivisions with records continuously being uploaded.

El Tour De Tucson Traffic Alert

Downtown Tucson will host the 37th El Tour de Tucson on Saturday, November 23, 2019. El Tour de Tucson is Arizona’s largest and longest-running bicycling event.  Held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fundraising adventure ride attracting cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. The 100-mile start line (and finish line for all events) is located at Armory Park on Sixth Avenue at 13th Street.

Electronic Submittal of Building Plans Required for Review

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will no longer accept paper building plan documents submitted for review. Walkthrough service will be available, but the application and documents must be submitted in advance. There will be a grace period until Friday, January 31, 2020, for applications not submitted electronically.

Steps to submit an application electronically:

Two Meetings Scheduled for Roger Road Improvements

The City of Tucson is hosting two community input events to provide information and receive community input on Roger Road Pedestrian Safety and Walkability, a Proposition 407-funded project.

The first is tomorrow, Nov. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. The second is Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the northwest corner of Roger Road and Fairview Avenue.

Next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum is Tomorrow

Join the next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum "Change Agents-Planning Our Business Future Together" tomorrow, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180). Business community members and the Arizona Small Business Development Center will discuss how to be change agents through successful business planning and development in the Oracle/Stone Corridor and Miracle Mile Historic District.

City Recruiting Carpenters, Senior Fleet Services Technicians

The City of Tucson is hiring carpenters and senior fleet services technicians to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Carpenters are expected to provide skilled journey-level commercial carpentry work in the repair and modification of public facilities and related structures. Fleet services technicians perform vehicle inspections, tire and wheel repair, and change fluids, oils, and filters.

Planning and Development Services Department Recognized with 2019 Common Ground Award

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) was honored at the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) Common Ground Award ceremony for the 2019 Tech Tools. The yearly event is hosted by MPA to recognize community leaders, projects, and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways.


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