This project was heard by the City Zoning Examiner on May 28, 2020, and was recommended for approval. The presentation by the developer on May 28 showed a slightly revised site plan, and 126 units. The project still needs to go before the Mayor and Council, scheduled for August 11th, at 5:30 pm. Should the Mayor and Council approve the project, the developer will begin preparing development plans with construction to begin later this year or the beginning of next.
Note that due to the impacts of COVID-19, all Mayor and Council meetings are being conducted remotely. A live stream of the meeting will be broadcast so that members of the public may view and listen online at: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gov/mayor-and-council-live. The agendas are posted at https://tucsonaz.onbaseonline.com/1801AgendaOnline
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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.
The project is comprised of 126 (updated from 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 were considered simultaneously to “save time”. There was no public comment opportunity on the annexation process. The pre-submittal filing 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. Note that the documents on that website indicate 147 units.