Proposed Student Housing Developments in Neighborhood: APNA Special Meeting Scheduled for April 20

At the April 12 APNA board meeting, Peach Properties presented the concept for a proposed student housing complex to be built at 4th Avenue and Broadway (a site that is now within neighborhood boundaries). About 45 people attended the meeting, and many voiced concerns and suggestions.

In the past, OasisTucson, led by Jim Campbell, has made presentations to APNA related to a proposed student housing project on the former Greyhound Site.  At the May 10 APNA meeting, he will return to present that project in its latest iteration.

On Friday, April 15, the UA announced that the Peach and OasisTucson projects were chosen from a field of nine proposals submitted in response to a university RFP (request for proposals) for public-private student housing partnerships that was issued last year. Their selection means is these two projects are now “on track” for development. (You can read more about the news from the Arizona Daily Star and on the UA website.)

Because of the UA announcement, the APNA board has scheduled a special meeting of members and neighbors for Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. At the meeting,  we will discuss the projects and determine the association’s next steps. This discussion will help the board to frame its negotiations with the developers, city and UA.  Please come and share your thoughts. We also invite you to post comments here on the website, if you cannot attend. 

In preparing your thoughts, these articles may also be helpful:

APNA is Creating a New Parking Program

The Armory Park Neighborhood Association is creating a new parking program for residents in the neighborhood. It’s a voluntary program that’s designed to complement the already existing Parkwise programs that are currently available to all residents in the area. By covering areas where those programs are not desirable, needed, or cost effective; it can provide some of the same benefits, and potentially a few added benefits, at minimal cost to residents. Continue reading “APNA is Creating a New Parking Program”

APNA Board Meeting, April 12

The next APNA board meeting is Tuesday, April  12 at 7 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Agenda posted below.   Two key presentation of note are scheduled, about the proposed development plans for the lot at 4th & Broadway (by Ron Schwabe, Peach Properties), and about the proposed 18th street traffic mitigations (by City of Tucson staff).

As always, everyone is welcome to attend.

APNA Agenda 4-12-11

Children's Museum Tucson Birthday Bash Celebration

The Children’s Museum Tucson will be celebrating its Silver Anniversary of providing fun, interactive learning experiences to the community with a Birthday Bash. The celebration takes place on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00am to 2:00pm and will be a free admission day.

The event will feature festive activities such as stilt walkers, jugglers, face painting, balloon animals, hula hoopers and interactive opportunities including a rock wall, jumping castle, and mini-train. Visitors will also enjoy a sampling of featured children’s craft activities from past Museum festivals and events. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Birthday Bash celebration is being held in conjunction with the Arizona Theatre Company’s free community event Red, White and Yonkers. This 1940’s-themed family fun fair will feature performances, community booths, vintage cars and much more.

Cyclovia Returns to Tucson (and Comes to Armory Park!)

Because it is time to activate our streets and get our community moving, Cyclovia is returning for its second year on March 27, 2011, from 10 am to 3 pm.  You are invited to bring your whole family out for this great opportunity to adventure on south fourth avenue and other streets around Armory Park without the presence of cars. (See the full route).

Motor vehicles will be detoured from the route allowing everyone the freedom to enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably. Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade, or competition. Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car). Walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles. Have fun because during Cyclovia, the world stops for you.

This is a Zero Waste Event — please BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE to be filled at our many water stations.

Come out and join the fun!

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