The Mayor and Tucson City Council Wednesday approved a site specific sales tax incentive for a second hotel along the Sun Link streetcar route. The property at the southeast corner of Tyndall Avenue and East Second Street will be developed into a Marriott hotel and feature a public plaza and a private club for University of Arizona faculty and alumni.
Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow and enjoy live music, a movie, street performers, restaurants, street vendors, and gallery shows during 2nd Saturdays Downtown. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features musical performances. You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.
Tomorrow's the day mermaids, pirates, jellyfish, and other sea creatures will be washed ashore on downtown's pop-up beach on the MLK Lot at North Fifth Avenue at East Congress Street, and at Fourth Avenue’s Haggerty Plaza, 316 N. Fourth Ave. The "Return of the Mermaids" event begins with a mermaid arts market at 11 a.m. at 50 N. Fifth Ave. There will be music, dancing, and artists showcasing a variety of mermaid artwork and accessories.
Ride the Sun Link streetcar and enjoy the KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series, a live concert inside a streetcar. The series features concerts through the end of the month. The next concert will take place tomorrow night, featuring music from Laura and the Killed Men. Passengers can attend the concert by boarding the streetcar at the stop at Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin) at 7 p.m.
With school back in session, you may see students riding the bus, biking, or walking to school each day. Safety requires caution on the part of the students and those driving near them. In this week's "No Bad Days With Barrett" on KGUN9, Capt. Barrett Baker gets help from kindergarteners at Desert Willow Elementary to explain how to make it to class safely.
The Tucson City Council last night approved a land development incentive package for shuttered schools in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). The incentives are designed to fast-track development by offering deferred building permit fees and expedited reviews of building plans. Eight schools remain closed and would qualify for the incentives.
Comcast officially signed the lease on the former American Home Furnishings building near Tucson Mall to house the media company's new call center, IT, and Spanish-language social media operations. The company says it plans to add 1,125 jobs in May. Renovation of the facility is expected to start immediately.
Sunday is your last opportunity to register for leisure classes through the City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department, including sports, drawing and painting, theater, music, pottery, and more. The Fall 2015 Program Guide & Class Catalog is available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, district offices, and pools.
Visit Expedition Tanzania this Sunday for an early World Elephant Day celebration at Reid Park Zoo. From 8:30-10:30 a.m., the Zoo will host elephant-themed activities and presentations. The elephants will receive special treats and take part in training sessions viewable by guests. Activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Also, you can celebrate elephants again on Wednesday, Aug.
If you see a shopping cart off store property, abandoned along the street, or sitting in a wash, call the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) department to have it removed. You can call Customer Service at (520) 791-3171 or use the 'My-Waste'™ app and choose the Report a Problem option.