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Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue Intersection Repaving Tomorrow

As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, crews tomorrow will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic, as will the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street. The work will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Century Link is continuing work to relocate its existing facilities located within project limits.

New Grocery Store Coming to Midtown

The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved plans for a new grocery store at the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Rosemont Boulevard. The plan calls for a 60,000-square-foot, 30-foot-tall grocery store and six smaller, 4,800-square-foot shops.

The small strip mall and a produce stand that currently stand in the area will be demolished.

Approximately 50 conditions were attached to the rezoning.

Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue Intersection Repaving

CENTURY LINK UTILITY RELOCATION WORK
FOR DOWNTOWN LINKS PHASE III PROJECT

As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate their existing facilities located within the project limits.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic and the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street will be closed to traffic.

Red Light Cameras in Tucson on Way Out

Early results show voters yesterday chose to get rid of red light cameras in city limits. As of this morning, 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 201. However, the fixed red light cameras and mobile photo speed enforcement vans will remain in place and operational until the election results are certified on Nov. 17.

Meanwhile, Pima County reports that a software problem projected the wrong number of precincts reporting results last night, and there are about 20,000 remaining ballots to be tabulated.

Attend Important Discussion About Water in Southern Arizona

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be hosting "Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects," a free community water forum this Friday, 7:30-11 a.m., at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave.

Agenda Spotlight: Wildcat House Redevelopment

The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider offering an incentive for the Wildcat House Redevelopment Project. City staff is recommending the Council formalize the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) incentive for the project after an Independent Financial and Economic Analysis determined the direct revenue benefit would be $2.7 million over eight years. The GPLET can provide up to eight years of property tax abatement.

Public Invited To Provide Input on Transportation Plan

The first of four public open houses will be held tomorrow to discuss the development of the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) 30-year, 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

Citizens can share their long-term transportation priorities and identify where they believe the region’s transportation dollars should be spent. The RTP is required to be updated every four years in order for the Tucson region to receive federal transportation funding.

South Side Projects Honored at Common Ground Awards

SOUTH SIDE PROJECTS HONORED AT COMMON GROUND AWARDS

 

The Home Goods Inc. Western Distribution Center and the Kino Parkway/22nd Street Intersection Improvement were honored at the 11th annual Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards, held Friday, October 30.

 

“These projects and their recognition show the renaissance of Ward 5 and the South Side of Tucson,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  “I want to thank the Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards committee for their recognition of these great projects.”

 

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