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.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning neighborhood traffic safety improvements on a 5.6-mile corridor along neighborhood streets from Tucson Boulevard to Wilmot Road between 22nd Street and 29th Street. See the map below for the project route:
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- Islamic Center
- Harvard Global Health Institute
32nd ANNUAL PUEBLO GARDENS
MARTIN LUTHER KING. JR. BREAKFAST
“KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE!”
Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten some disturbing news about vandalism at Jesse Owens Park.
The maintenance compound at the park was broken into late last month and equipment and vehicles were vandalized. Later, a bathroom was also vandalized.
The Ward 5 Council Office, along with other City offices will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. The Ward 5 office will reopen Tuesday, January 18.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
29TH STREET AND ALVERNON WAY INTERSECTION
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.
Happy New Year!
I’d like to announce a new member of my staff, Patrick Burns. Pat has previously worked for Mayor Rothschild and has already hit the ground running helping with grant applications. Welcome to the Ward 2 staff, Pat.
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.
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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:
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.