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Paul's Note - May 16, 2022

It is the middle of May and things are starting to heat up in Tucson. As most of you know, I am a teacher and I can tell you that the middle schoolers at Gridley are ready for summer break to start. Thanks to Tucson voters, this summer we have a lot of new facilities for our young people (and those of us who are older) to enjoy. We have new splash pads, covered courts, walking paths and so much more.

Share your input on the Gene C. Reid Park Master Plan

If you had a magic wand, what would you change about Gene C. Reid Park? What do you love about the park today? In what ways would you like to see it grow, adapt, or change?

If you are interested in talking with someone about what's happening with the park, the planning process, or need help with the survey, you can find members of the planning team set up at a few events this weekend.

Transmission Line Relief Special Exception continued to next meeting

The Planning Commission held a continued public hearing on the Underground Transmission Line Relief Special Exception proposal on Wednesday, March 11. The public hearing was continued due to a lack of quorum during the April 6 meeting.

After numerous speakers addressed the board, the public hearing was closed. The Planning Commission deliberated many of the issues raised by members of the public and requested that staff make some refinements to the proposed code amendment.

Stone Avenue Closure - Tucson Police Memorial

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Stone Avenue from Ochoa Street to Cushing Street/14th Street will close to vehicle travel for the Tucson Police Memorial. The closure is scheduled to begin at approximately 5 p.m.

Additionally, McCormick Street will close to travel from Church Avenue to Scott Avenue. Corral Street will close to travel from Stone Avenue to Scott Avenue. All streets are scheduled to reopen by 9 p.m., the same day.

Downtown Links Traffic Alert - Sixth Street Closure

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) are working on the Downtown Links project, which began in August 2020.

Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should anticipate intermittent lane restrictions throughout the limits of the project in addition to the following upcoming work:

 

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Prop 101 Crack Seal/Fog Seal May 9

Crews from VSS International, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are continuing the crack seal/ fog seal program on various roadway segments throughout the City. The roadway improvements are associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Input welcome during Menlo Park Neighborhood Plan meeting

On May 7, Planning and Development Services along with several other departments in the City of Tucson gathered to discuss the Menlo Park Neighborhood Plan with neighbors in the community.

Participants were asked to share input and voice their opinion on topics related to transportation, housing, historic preservation, economic development, parks, and the environment. The plan is meant to capture priorities for residents of the neighborhood and establish policies to guide future development.

Tucson Norte-Sur Outreach

 

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) continues outreach for Tucson Norte-Sur: Investing in Resilient Communities + Transit, the equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) strategic planning project for a north-south corridor extending from the Tucson Mall/Tohono Tadai Transit Center in the north to Tucson International Airport in the south. The 15-mile corridor study area, includes Oracle Road and Stone Avenue on the north side of downtown and South Sixth Avenue on the south side of downtown.

Additional opportunity for input on Commercial Parking Code Amendments

The Planning and Development Services Department will host a virtual public meeting to discuss proposed changes to commercial parking regulations in Tucson.

The meeting will be held to discuss the two components of the proposed text amendment which include EV charging requirements and expanded eligibility for the Individual Parking Plan. Public feedback is welcome and will be gathered during this meeting.

 

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