The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet tomorrow to discuss a pre-development agreement to redevelop the Ronstadt Transit Center. The agreement will set the terms and conditions to be included in a final development agreement with Peach Properties, which plans to keep a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces.
Flights between Tucson and destinations in Mexico began yesterday at Tucson International Airport, as Mexican airline Aeromar officially kicked off service in the Tucson market. The airline is offering four weekly flights between Tucson and Hermosillo, Sonora; Los Mochis and Mazatlán, Sinaloa; and Guadalajara, Jalisco.
As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week this week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Arizona invites the community to participate in the Candlelight Vigil for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. There will be a short candle lighting ceremony and personal stories of recovery and hope. Speakers will tell their stories about how mental illness has affected them, their path to recovery, and how they found help and hope.
The Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibit examines Kahlo’s work through the lens of the plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens. Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive the exhibition designed by the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).
Health On Broadway is set to open in January in leased space on the first floor of a building still under construction at 1 W. Broadway, a six-story structure on the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Stone Avenue, along the streetcar line. The health center is a collaboration between Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Community Health Center. The joint venture will lease the space from One West Broadway LLC, a local investment group.
The Sun Link streetcar will continue to offer service until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, through Dec. 18. The extended service hours are timed to coincide with the rest of the fall semester at the University of Arizona to accommodate increased demand and ridership by UA students, faculty, and staff. The late night hours will resume again for the spring semester (Jan. 12-May 14).
The extended schedule does not change streetcar hours of operation from Sunday through Wednesday.
The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.
Over the next couple of weeks, seven road segments will be preserved with asphalt patching and sealing. There will be both day work and night work associated with the projects. Day work is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and night work is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who have performed thousands of comprehensive inventories of home water use that helped customers lower their water bills. Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, water meter, plumbing, irrigation, and more.
On Monday, October 3, 2016, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new traffic signal poles at the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection, and raise water valves in the intersection. This work is associated with the Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project. The work at the intersection will bring the following travel lane restrictions:
Due to last night’s storms, Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), has updated the crack seal, fog seal and asphalt patching schedule.
On Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1 a.m., crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift traffic along Silverbell Road to accommodate construction activities. Residents and the traveling public should expect the following:
An earlier plan for developers to build a twin tower next to One South Church has been changed. Instead of a matching tower, plans now call for a six-story retail and residential complex near the 23-story building that was built in 1986.
Developers say the new structure, to be called RendezVous Urban Flats, will have 100 units with one and two bedrooms. The units will range in size from 660 square feet to 1,100 square feet. Rents are expected to start at about $1,300 a month. The ground-level plaza will have public and private areas and at least two dining options.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse CEO Ed Mercurio-Sakwa are asking the community, particularly men, to support domestic abuse victims. The two held a news conference this morning to announce that tomorrow marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.