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.
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.
Reid Park is the Best Park, according to readers of the Tucson Weekly.
The newspaper cites "green lawns, jogging paths, ball fields, picnic ramadas, playgrounds, a swimming pool, a zoo with a baby elephant, a lake, a concert bandshell, a golf course, tennis courts and even a baseball stadium, now happily home to the UA Wildcats baseball team."
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.”
If you still have your early ballot for the consolidated City of Tucson/Pima County General Election, you can drop it off at any polling place tomorrow. Please don't mail it in at this point, as it will not arrive on time and it won't be counted. If you don't have an early ballot, you can vote at your neighborhood polling place from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
The City of Tucson's only landfill recently celebrated the completion of its first phase of improvements, including a new entrance, administration building, and more. Environmental Services Director Andrew Quigley and staff recently spoke with Arizona Public Media (AZPM) about what goes on behind the scenes at the Los Reales Landfill, which accepts about 1,500 tons of trash each day. You can watch the AZPM video (and an earlier story by Tucson 12) below.
What do the animals do when nobody is around? Find out as you explore Reid Park Zoo by flashlight, search for clues on a scavenger hunt, and meet some animals up close. The Zoo will provide flashlights and snacks at the all-ages, kid-friendly event this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased in advance. Prices are $25.00 per person for Zoo members, and $28.00 for non-members.
Motorists parking in Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue and around the University of Arizona campus can pay for metered parking via the GoTucson smartphone app from Park Tucson. Payment also can be made via a mobile website or local phone number. In the video below, Tucson 12 shows you different ways you can use the smart meters.
The Houghton Road Corridor: Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10 project was recognized with a Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) in a ceremony on Friday, October 30, 2015.
Downtown Tucson will be the host of a Halloween block party tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m., lasting until 4 a.m. Sunday, Congress Street will be closed between Sixth Avenue and Stone Avenue, and Stone Avenue will be closed between Pennington Street and Congress Street to accommodate the party crowd. Also during those hours, Scott Avenue will be closed between the 10th Street alley (just south of the Pennington Street Garage) and Broadway Boulevard.
Tucson's biggest block party returns for its fall event on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 30,000 Tucsonans are expected to take part in Cyclovia Tucson, a special day for bicycling and playing on 5 miles of car-free streets. This year's event will take place in the midtown area, featuring 4th Avenue and Fontana Bike Boulevard.
A Community Development Block Grant of $458,000 funded recent improvements to Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. The park has a new playground and swings, irrigation improvements, and a new ramada with lighting, outlets, and tables with benches. All improvements are ADA accessible. Other enhancements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.
Tucson’s eighth annual Reverse Trade Show gives vendors an opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from government agencies and private businesses, and learn how to do business with them. The event is sponsored by the local Copper Chapter of the NIGP, The Institute of Public Procurement.
The Reverse Trade Show takes place next Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Desert Diamond Center, I-19 and Pima Mine Road. Register online or onsite the day of the show.