Background
Jim Portner, of Projects International, Inc., intends to file with the City of Tucson to rezone approximately 11 acres of land at the the northeast corner of Tanque Verde and Houghton Roads, owned by New Era Tucson LLC. The request will be a change from SR zoning (1 house per 3.3 acres) to R-2 zoning under the City's Flexible Lot Development provisions. The new development would be a subdivision of 86 two-story single family attached homes, with a net density of approximately 7.5 units per acre. 

Summary of the March 2020 email update from Mr. Portner

Mr. Portner stated that they are evaluating the situation and are contemplating alternative development scenarios to address “some” of the concerns we’ve expressed. This will require time to analyze the costs and benefits. At this time they have not made any formal rezoning application with the City. Because of the time elapsed since their previous neighborhood notice and meeting, they will have to restart the rezoning effort with another neighborhood meeting. The neighbors will receive notice of that meeting through their email list, and they will also reach out to the HOA and TVVA leadership. To make sure you receive future communications from Mr. Portner, send him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Documents - Projects International
1. Documents sent to adjacent neighbors: Cover Letter, Project Plan and Rezoning Application.
2. Development Application

Documents - Other
1. City of Tucson Rezoning Handout
2. City of Tucson 2015 Annexation Map
3. City of Tucson 2015 Annexation document
4. City of Tucson - Information on this parcel

What you can do
1. Sign up for our Email Newsletter to stay informed of the latest developments concerning this rezoning proposal, including public comment opportunities such as public hearings.
2. Check this web page and our FaceBook page for updates.
3. Download our Petition and get signatures. Send completed petitions to TVVA, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road, #309-189, Tucson, AZ 85749.

Important Contacts
1. City of Tucson Council member Paul Cunningham, Council Aide Ted Prezelski, Ward 2. 520.791.4687, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Pima County Supervisor District 4 Steve Christy, Chief of Staff Beth Borozon, 520.724.8094, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission webpage, with contact information and meeting agendas