The Tucson City Council last night approved a land development incentive package for shuttered schools in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). The incentives are designed to fast-track development by offering deferred building permit fees and expedited reviews of building plans. Eight schools remain closed and would qualify for the incentives.
Wrightstown Elementary School was rezoned recently, and a homebuilder is set to develop the property for private housing. The development community also is expressing interest in the sites that housed Townsend Middle School, Fort Lowell Elementary School, and Van Horne Elementary School.