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Paul's Note - January 21, 2022

Last year, we had a situation with a well site in the Palo Verde Park neighborhood. It was basically an empty piece of hardscape that was an invitation to illegal dumping. The fact that it was hard-packed earth also meant that rain would run off of it and damage people’s property. Still, the neighbors wanted it to remain open. They had used it as a dog run for years and wanted to keep it that way. 

Traffic Alert - 29th Street and Alvernon



On Thursday, January 13, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 29th Street and Alvernon Way intersection.

Church Avenue Closure Traffic Alert

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, Church Avenue between Jackson Street and Cushing Street will be closed to motor vehicle travel while crews stage a crane and remove the chiller, currently in place for the Tucson Holiday Ice Rink.

The closure is scheduled to be in place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the same day. During this work, motorists traveling northbound and southbound may use Granada Avenue or Stone Avenue as an alternate route.

Interested in building a casita?

Use these resources to learn more

On December 7, 2021, Mayor and Council adopted an amendment to the Unified Development code to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or casitas, in Tucson. 

What is a casita? These smaller units provide an independent living space on the same lot as a primary unit. They are a way of providing more flexible housing options that can help seniors age in place and support multi-generational living.

What do the new rules allow? The code amendment adopted by Mayor & Council allows:

Main Ave/Granada Ave Closure


On Monday, January 3, 2022, Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to close Main Avenue/Granada Avenue from St. Mary's Road to Speedway Boulevard. Residential and business access will be maintained between Speedway Boulevard and Fourth Street and a full closure will be in place from the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks (UPRR) south to St. Mary’s Road. This work is part of the Prop 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Project currently taking place.


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