Background: 

This proposal involves the properties at Catalina Highway and Tanque Verde Road. The Planning Center is the developer for this project which includes two phases: Phase I is comprised of 126 (updated from 133) rental units, located at 9062 East Eagle Feather Road and 9125 East Catalina Highway. Phase II will have about 60 more units, and is located at 9100 E. Morrill Way and 9020 E. Eagle Feather Road.

Phase I of this project was heard by the City Zoning Examiner on May 28, 2020, and the annexation for 14 acres was approved by the Mayor and Council on August 11th, 2020. Two parcels totaling approximately 6.48 acres for Phase II, were annexed into the City of Tucson in May 2021, and the current Pima County zoning is being transitioned to City of Tucson zoning, SR to SR. They will next apply for the rezoning to higher density.

The buildings will be one story units with a maximum height of 20 feet for the units and 25 feet for an undetermined common amenity. Starting rent for the 1 bedroom units 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. The density will be about 10+ units per acre. There will be one access from Catalina Highway with a deacceleration lane and a 30 foot ‘buffer’ zone. The access will lead to two gated areas – one north and one west that will each have about 65 units for Phase I. 

This information is from the January 22, 2020 public meeting and the developer’s presentation. Click HERE for the notice sent out to the adjacent neighbors.

 

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. 

Contact Information:

The Planning Center, 2 E. Congress, Ste. 600, Tucson (project managers)

Linda Morales: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lexy Wellott: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., office phone 520-623-6146, direct line 520-209-2634

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.

See the City of Tucson website https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gov/mayor-and-council for meeting schedules and to watch live coverage of their meetings.