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Share your input to inform the PDSD 2024 Vision

The City of Tucson has retained BerryDunn to conduct an independent analysis of the Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) and develop a 2024 Vision. This project will involve developing a roadmap for PDSD and recommending best practices in policy, process, and level of service, funding, technology, and personnel, and identifying the barriers and challenges to implementing recommendations.

Paul's Note - November 16, 2021

El Tour de Tucson is this weekend. It’s our premier bicycle event in a city where we are often picked as a top bicycling destination. 

It’s traditionally a big draw for out-of-town visitors. Estimates I’ve seen range from between $10 million and $12 million in economic impact for our city. 

Sixth Ave Protected Bike Lane Project Events


The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning a protected bike lane on Sixth Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Seventh Street. This project is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program to expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network. This project will feature protected bike lanes on both sides of the street.

Join DTM staff at one of three events to learn more and give input to the project team:


Mayor and Council to reconsider Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance

On November 9, 2021, Mayor and Council voted to reconsider certain provisions of this amendment to the Unified Development code, specifically the portion of the proposal relating to the maximum size of ADUs. 

On October 19, 2021, following a Public Hearing, Ordinance No. 11880 to allow accessory dwelling units passed with the following conditions: 

1)     5-year sunset date; 


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