Oracle Area Revitalization Plan (OARP)

Oracle Area Revitalization Plan (OARP)

The Final Report of the Oracle Area Revitalization Project was endorsed by Mayor and Council in September 2011 

Citizens Steering Committee | Technical Advisory Team | Gateway Business Alliance
Market Analysis | Historic Context Analysis

Para asistencia en español, por favor contacte María Gayosso, al (520) 791-4636.

Project Information

The development of the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan (OARP) is underway.

The Oracle area between Speedway and Miracle Mile has been the focus of attention for several years by neighbors and business owners. A once thriving State route, the area was affected with the construction of Interstate 10 and has been struggling to regain its position as a key gateway corridor in Tucson’s downtown core. Today, the area contains both residential and commercial sites in need of revitalization.

The primary purpose of the OARP is to establish policies and procedures to encourage the development of employment options, more services to meet surrounding residential needs, social and recreational opportunities, a variety of housing options, sensitivity to the area’s historic character, and overall improvement of the built environment.

This project is an initiative of the Ward III Council Office, neighborhoods, businesses and institutions in the area, and is being managed by the City of Tucson Housing & Community Development Department.

Project Participants

A team of Housing & Community Development employees working in tandem with the Ward III Office comprise the Project Core Team. This team will manage the development of the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan, with the assistance of two committees – the Citizens Steering Committee and the Technical Advisory Team.

The Citizens Steering Committee is made up of individuals representing a range of interests and locations in the Oracle area. The CSC meets monthly to discuss various aspects of the Oracle project and will ultimately help to establish the goals and objectives for the future of the project area.

The Technical Advisory Team has 18 members, each of whom is a technical representative from service and infrastructure departments of:

- City of Tucson
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe
- The University of Arizona
- Pima Community College
- Amphitheater School District
- Tucson Unified School District

Each committee has its own web page:

Citizens Steering Committee l Technical Advisory Team

Estimated Timeline
The development of the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan is estimated to take 18 months. The following timeline provides the anticipated schedule of activities, which may be subject to change.

Fall 2007

- Form Citizens Steering Committee (CSC)
- Form Technical Advisory Team
- Perform an analysis of existing conditions in the area

Winter 2008

- Conduct visioning Sessions and other public participation event
- Conduct [real estate] market analysis
- Develop initial project goals and objectives
- Identify opportunities and constraints

Spring/Summer 2008

- Refine goals and objectives
- Develop revitalization strategies
- Continue public participation

Fall 2008

- Evaluate revitalization strategies


- Finalize Draft OARP
- Take Final OARP through public review and decision making process

Maps & Data

The following table contains links to different maps and data about the project area. You will need software that can open a PDF document to view most of them.


Project Area Boundaries Map (aerial, 11 x 17)


Neighborhood Associations within the Project Area


Surrounding Prominent Places



Oracle Area Survey




--Report (November 2007)


--PowerPoint Slide Presentation (November 2007)


Draft Existing Conditions


Get Involved!
There are a number of ways that you can get involved with this project.

Contact Us
Have questions, want more information or want to be alerted when meetings will be held? Please feel free to contact Rebecca Ruopp, Project Manager, or María Gayosso, Lead Planner, at (520) 791-4636 or via email at