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Proposed New Building Downtown Would Be 20 Stories of Mixed Use

A developer from Kansas City, Missouri wants to build a 20-story tower on East Broadway, between Scott and Sixth avenues. The 250,000-square-foot tower would be Tucson's second-tallest building. The structure, across from Tucson Electric Power, could be as high as 300 feet.

The Rio Nuevo taxing district this week signed off on entering into formal discussions with JE Dunn Construction for the development, which could open by 2020.

Tucson Police Department Receives Bulletproof Vests

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests as part of the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Proposition 101, now known as Tucson Delivers.

In the Tucson 12 video below, learn how a vest saved one detective's life. You can also see the process of how officers get fitted for the vests to properly protect them while on duty.

Traffic Signal Work to Affect Motorists This Weekend at Golf Links and Houghton

The traffic signal pole at Golf Links and Houghton roads will be replaced this Saturday, Jan. 27. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection while the contractor for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) performs the work. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to use caution when traveling in the area to help ensure the safety of work crews. 

Read TDOT news release.

Sun Link Testing 3-Day Transit Pass for Weekend Events

Sun Link is testing a pilot program for a 3-Day Pass that allows unlimited weekend rides on the streetcar for $10.

The 72-hour period begins when the pass is activated. Using the card allows passengers convenient, multi-day travel on the streetcar within the Mercado, Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue, and University of Arizona districts. The trial period for purchasing the pass ends Feb. 15. It will still be accepted on transit vehicles after this date, if purchased prior.

Houghton Road / Golf Links Road Traffic Signal Pole Replacement

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:30 a.m., PACE Electrical Construction Inc., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will replace the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Houghton Road and Golf Links Road for southbound traffic. The work is scheduled to be complete by 11 a.m.  During the work, Tucson Police Department officers will direct traffic through the intersection.

Please use caution when traveling through this area and watch for work crews and personnel providing traffic control.


Steve K's Newsletter 1/16/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • State Militia
  • Keeping Your Hands on the Wheel
  • Fry's Design Review
  • Broadway Logjam
  • Puppies and More
  • Animal Health Center
  • Stormwater Harvesting
  • Arizona Stadium Renovations
  • Local First: Center on 4th
  • Mural Art
  • Events & Entertainment


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