PDSD News

Electric Vehicle Code Amendments approved by Mayor and Council

On Aug. 23, Mayor and Council approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code to ensure that new commercial development in Tucson is Electric Vehicle (EV) ready. These new regulations would require all new commercial development, multi-family, office, and retail to include EV stations or outlets, as well as conduit to support future expansion of EV capacity.

These new requirements come after more than a year of stakeholder and public engagement, community input, and technical analysis to develop the proposal. The new regulations will go into effect on Dec.1, 2022.

Share suggestions for code changes

On June 7, Mayor and Council provided direction to begin code updates to streamline Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) processes.

PDSD is currently collecting input from stakeholders, staff, and the public on potential code changes. It is anticipated those proposed code changes will fall in the following three categories: 

Mayor and Council approve expanded use of Individual Parking Plan, request additional engagement on Electric Vehicle Readiness Requirements

Mayor and Council approved the expanded use of the Individual Parking Plan (IPP) following a public hearing during a meeting on July 12.

The updated proposal for changes to commercial parking requirements was presented to Mayor and Council for a public hearing continued from the April 19 meeting.

Commercial Parking Code Amendments

Planning and Development Services is working developing on a set of changes to the Unified Development Code (UDC) that will affect the minimum amount and type of parking spaces required at certain commercial locations.

These changes to parking regulations are proposed as part of the City's climate action response, ongoing support for local businesses, and goals for high-quality public outdoor spaces. 

Commercial Parking Amendments Public Meeting

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.

 

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.

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