The Zoning Examiner will be addressing this project at their meeting Thursday, May 28, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public may not attend in person. You may join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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This proposal involves two parcels of approximately 12.44 acres (in Pima County) at 9062 East Eagle Feather Road and 9125 East Catalina Highway, to be annexed into the City of Tucson and rezoned to R-2 from R-1 and SR. The proposed density is 10.53 RAC.

This information is from the January 22, 2020 public meeting and the developer’s presentation. This is the first step in the process (Neighborhood meeting). The next step is the submittal of the Zoning Application, within 60 days after the neighborhood meeting.

The project is comprised of 133 rental units, all 1 story, mostly stand alone, with small yards. Starting rent for the 1 bedroom unit will be $1,400. The 2 and 3 bedroom units will be the majority of units. The development will have a 5 foot wall around it. There is a phase 2 that will probably be the same density (10+ units per acre). The developers noted that they are only building one story units with a maximum height of 20 feet for the units and 25 feet for an undetermined common amenity. There will be one access off Catalina Highway with a deacceleration lane and a 30 foot ‘buffer’ zone. The access will lead to two gated access areas – one north and one west that will each have about 65 units. 

The annexation and zoning changes are two separate processes but they are going forward simultaneously to “save time”.  There is no public comment opportunity on the annexation process. The request for the zoning changes on the two properties (change both to R-2) will go before a Zoning Examiner and that is the opportunity for public comment. These can be written or you can present in person to the Zoning Examiner – no date has been set yet. The zoning examiner then makes a recommendation to the Mayor and City Council regarding the zoning changes including any stipulations. There is also the opportunity to comment directly to the Council or Mayor. 

Currently there has only been a pre-submittal filing. It is publicly available to view on the Pima County website, Property Research Online, under the Activity Search tab. The Activity Number is T19PRE0183, filed on October 21, 2019.  The developers have 60 days from Jan. 22 to file for rezoning or they will have to start again with a pre-submittal. Once they file, they will be given a new case identifier. Note that the documents on that website indicate 147 units. 

The project manager is Ms. Lexy Wellott, at the Planning Center, 2 E. Congress Ste. 600, Tucson, office phone 520-623-6146, direct line 520-209-2634, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The City Annexation Manager Mike Czechowski can be contacted at 520-837-4058 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  View his presentation on the annexation process here.