City to Provide Sandbags Through End of Monsoon

The City of Tucson's pilot program to provide free sandbags to help residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms will continue through the end of the summer thrundertstorm season. A sandbag distribution site is at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, 4902 E. Pima St. The sandbag location is self-service and limited to 10 bags per person to accommodate as many residents as possible.

Armory Park Center Closed Due to Maintenance Issue

The City of Tucson’s Armory Park Center experienced an equipment failure this week, leaving the facility without cooling. The City is working diligently to make the necessary repairs. Until the cooling unit is repaired, all programs and activities have been canceled at Armory Park Center.

Parks and Recreation staff will remain onsite to advise residents of the closure and assist them in finding an alternate recreation center

Development Group Plans to Invest Millions on City's South Side

The Common Group says it plans to invest $20 million into rehabilitating distressed commercial buildings on the south and southwest sides of Tucson, converting them into stores and restaurants. With four projects already completed, the development company's 10-year plan includes building more small businesses on a side of town it believes has been overlooked.

The four founders of the company (Jesus Bonillas Jr., Guillermo Gallegos, Chris Itule, and Ruben Cazares) grew up and live on the city's south side and consider the area ripe for business development.