The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved the annexation of the Swan and Valencia East Annexation District. The annexation will take effect in 30 days. The area is located southeast of Swan and Valencia and north of the Los Reales Landfill, as well as north and south of Craycroft and Interstate 10. It encompasses approximately 652 acres, including right-of-way, and is currently a mix of residential and commercial properties. There are 1,384 taxable parcels in the area and approximately 41 acres of vacant land zoned for residential development.
City officials estimate that, after costs, there will be net revenue of more than $9 million over 10 years. Some of the costs include setting aside up to $200,000 per year over the first five years for health and safety improvements throughout the area, including a pedestrian walking path and upgrades to drainage and lighting.