Two developers shared their proposals over the summer for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project. Both proposals would keep the Ronstadt Center as a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces. Responses to questions and comments submitted to the developers are now available at the link above, as are videos of the full presentations, as well as the materials presented.
Construction is underway on a carousel at Reid Park Zoo that will feature hand-carved endangered species from around the world. The carousel is scheduled to be completed this week and will debut Friday at ZOOcson, the Zoo’s annual gala fundraiser. The American-made carousel features 30 animal species, including an elephant, a lemur, a dolphin, and even a giant anteater.
The Citizen Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) is seeking applications to fill four advisory, non-voting positions for a period not to exceed two years. Formed by the Mayor and City Council in March 1997, CPARB helps promote a citizen/police partnership and reviews and comments on police investigation of citizen complaints.
You must be a resident of the City of Tucson to serve on the panel. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.
Tucson's biggest block party returns for its fall event on Sunday, Nov. 1, 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.
Cyclovia is a chance for people to enjoy the outdoors from outside of a vehicle. You can see the Cyclovia route map, sign up for a volunteer shift, and learn more at the link above.
One of the four lion cubs born at Reid Park Zoo in December 2013 died this week from issues related to valley fever and kidney disease. The University of Arizona, in partnership with Zoo veterinarians, conducted a full necropsy, which revealed that Bakko had significant inflammation and ulceration throughout his stomach. Further results are pending tissue sample tests.
University of Arizona football fans can ride the Sun Link streetcar to the game. Prior to the 1 p.m. Family Weekend game against the Oregon State Beavers, fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow for 2nd Saturdays Downtown and enjoy live music, movies, street performers, restaurants, street vendors, and gallery shows. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features musical performances. You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.
If you plan to attend the UA football game, 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Tucson Meet Yourself, Bear Down Friday, or any other events this weekend along the Sun Link streetcar route, you can park in one of the City of Tucson parking garages. In all, there are 11,000 parking spaces along the streetcar's nearly 4-mile route. Visit Park Tucson for detailed information.
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate existing facilities within the project limits. From Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m.-5 a.m., the Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions. The intersection closure is in place each night to allow work crews to install underground conduit in the middle of the intersection. Nearby businesses will be open and accessible.