You are invited to a public meeting to learn about and comment on three tools designed to encourage reinvestment in our community: (1) expand use of the Planned Area Development (PAD) rezoning tool, (2) establish an administrative process for Major Streets & Routes (MS&R) setback relief, and (3) allow for optional concurrent Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications. The public meeting on these "Reinvestment Tools" will include stations devoted to each tool with displays and knowledgeable staff and a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown at two different times during the meeting.
DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 5:00 p.m. and repeated at 6:00 pm
PLACE: Sentinel Building, 320 Commerce Park Loop
(off Bonita Ave. between W. Congress St. and W. St. Mary's Rd.)
Free parking in back AND light refreshments
The Reinvestment Tools were introduced at the Mayor and Council March 22, 2016, Study Session. Mayor and Council supported staff proceeding with taking the Reinvestment Tools to Planning Commission and the public for review and comment. Staff presented the tools to Planning Commission at a Study Session on April 5, 2016, and after discussion, the Planning Commission voted to hold public hearings on June 1, 2016, for the tool to expand use of the PAD rezoning process and the tool to establish an administrative process for MS&R setback relief. The Commission requested that staff further consider the tool to allow for optional concurrent Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications prior to scheduling a public hearing. The materials presented to the Mayor and Council and to the Planning Commission can be viewed on the Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) website at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/projects/reinvestment_tools_No_1.
(Note: The materials provided on the PDSD website reference a fourth tool -- the Plan Tucson Special Exception Option. Both Mayor and Council and Planning Commission requested that staff further develop this tool before presenting it for public review and comment.)
QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS: If you have questions or comments about the "Reinvestment Tools" prior to the May 11th public meeting, please contact Dan Bursuck at Daniel.Bursuck@tucsonaz.gov or 837-4984, or Rebecca Ruopp at Rebecca.Ruopp@tucsonaz.gov or 837-6973.