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Welcome to Armory Park!

Welcome to the Armory Park, Tucson website, the official website of the Armory Park Neighborhood Association (APNA)! If you already live in Armory Park, you will find lots of useful information here. Please consider becoming an APNA member if you aren’t already one. Just click “Become a Member” to sign up. In addition to this website, we have an active listserv and a Facebook page. We have even on occasion been known to hand-deliver paper notices to the neighborhood on important issues.

If you don’t live in Armory Park, thanks for taking the time to check us out. Maybe you’re considering moving here? You should be able to get a lot of your questions answered – and maybe wind up with more questions than when you arrived.

Want to know anything else? Email Bill Duffy and he’ll track down an answer for you.

 

10/20/18 FLD Meeting

UPDATE from Mr Mackey, the architect: “We will be utilizing the FLD process for this project, but the meeting on the 20th is for neighbors to discuss the request for reduction of the parking at 3 of the proposed properties from 2 required spaces to 1 space. If the reduction is approved, then we will start the formal FLD process and have the necessary meetings for that. If the reduction is not approved, then we will have to redesign the site plan and then start the formal FLD process.”

The original post: There will be a meeting Saturday, October 20, at 10 AM at 811 S 4th Ave to discuss a proposed FLD project for a single family residential development. What is an FLD? It stands for “Flexible Lot Development” and appears in Article 8.7.3. of the Unified Development Code. The four new bungalows at E 18th St and S 5th Ave are an example of an earlier FLD project.

If this new project is approved, the three parcels at 811-821 S 4th Ave will be developed into seven parcels and the property owner will build  five single-family residences. There are already two historic houses on the property.

Architect Bill Mackey’s letter announcing the meeting is below. The meeting is open to interested neighbors and Armory Park residents.

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APNA and APHZAB Elections 11/13/18!

Our annual election for the Armory Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors will be held at the general meeting on November 13.
Four positions are open.  Please let pefnaz@gmail.com know if you are interested in becoming a board member.   You need to be a member of the association on or before October 13 to be eligible to vote.  Newly elected board members must pay their dues in January ($10/person, $20/business).
Also, the Armory Park Historic Zone Advisory Board’s election will be held at the same meeting.  Several positions are open.  The categories for members are property owners, renters and experts in appropriate fields.  You do not have to be a member of APNA to vote for APHZAB board members.  You do have to live in or own property in Armory Park to be eligible to vote.
Please let pefnaz@gmail.com know if you have any questions.

Membership Reminder

A reminder! The official membership cut-off date to be eligible to vote for the Armory Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors is October 13, 2018. Membership applications received after the cut-off date will be applied to 2019. Please remember our mail delivery is often slow, so it would be wise to not wait until the last minute to mail your membership.
Membership is not required to vote for the members of the Armory Park Historic Zone Advisory Board.
Click here for a membership application.
If you’re not sure if your membership is up to date, please contact Phyllis Factor.

2019 Vacancies on APHZAB

Washington Park 1911Are you interested in helping maintain Armory Park’s historic character? The election of new Armory Park Historic Zone Advisory Board (APHZAB) members will occur at the next APNA general membership on 13 November. Members are elected, then nominated to Mayor and Council for approval for a four year term.

We anticipate the following number of APHZAB vacancies at the end of 2018:
– Property Owner: 2
– Resident: 2
– Special Qualifications (e.g. areas as archaeology, architecture, architectural history, local history, historic preservation law, landscape architecture, planning, construction, or other related field): 3

If you are interested, please let APHZAB Chair Martha McClements know in advance of the November meeting.