Public art planning artists Nina Borgia-Aberle, Stephen Grede, and Blessing Hancock have been working with the design team and the community on the Public Art Master Planning Process since November of 2009. It is our goal to understand the roadway from a cultural, historical, environmental, and aesthetic perspective. We are collaborating with the community through attending CDRC meetings, open house events, neighborhood association meetings and community events. Our process will identify opportunities and developing guidelines for future project artists. Through a competitive process, project artists will be chosen to create specific art in conjunction with the design and construction phase of the various segments.
Please read about the public art planning process to better understand the role of public art planners. We have developed a planning process visual that will help the community understand Public Art in Transportation; it is titled “An Introduction to Public Art in Transportation, A Non-Urban Focus”. You can also review the “Arts Type Board” which is a collection of local and national public art images that will help stir your imagination. We have developed the Houghton Road Corridor Public Art Maps to help the community understand the roadway opportunities that have been identified to date. Community involvement is at the center of our process and we have several questionnaires and feedback forms so that you can tell us more about yourself and give us feedback on the recommendations we have developed thus far for the project.
We attend Ward 2 and Ward 4 CDRC meetings as well as all project Open House Events. You can read the meeting notes about past art discussions in the news and meeting notes section on the houghtonroad.info website for specific art discussions at those meetings. We have gathered a tremendous amount of information from the community along with our own research. This information along with our recommendations is available as the "Houghton Road Public Art Master Plan Draft Document". Some gaps in information remain which is why it is especially important that we hear from you. The Master Plan is a work in progress.
Please fill out the questionnaires that are most relevant to your individual location or perspective and mail, fax or email them to:
Lori Lantz, Public Involvement Planner, Gordley Group
2540 N. Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-6077 phone, (520) 327-4687 fax
Houghton Road: Irvington Road to Valencia Road project art concept images.