Local Proposals and Projects 

1. Tucson Water Rate Change. 

At the June 22, 2021, meeting of the Tucson Mayor and Council, Option 7 was unanimously adopted for Unincorporated Pima County customers, beginning December 1, 2021. This will implement a 10% differential rate on the Base rate, plus escalating tiers based on water usage. See the City of Tucson webpage on Differential Water Rates for more details.

At the June 22 meeting, it was also moved that all additional revenues that will be generated by the adopted differential rates will be retained entirely within the utility and will be used for the following three purposes:

a) Infrastructure maintenance and upgrades to enhance water delivery from the City limits to outside the City limits,
b) Climate Resiliency and Water Sustainability for recharge, retention and reclamation projects (primarily outside the City limits) and enhancing the tree canopy throughout the entire Tucson water system, and
c) Financial resiliency in the form of expansion of the low-income program and a one time pay down of eligible delinquent accounts that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

It was further moved to direct staff to complete a broad cost of service analysis, that is based upon the rates in Option 7 and further considers the economic and environmental benefit to the Region; considers annexation and incorporation, and recognizes that, as the owner of the Utility, the City bears risks and liabilities that Pima County does not.

2. Casita Village at Catalina Highway and Tanque Verde, annexation and rezoning. Read more...

3. Casita Village at La Mariposa, Corte Vista La Mariposa and northwest corner of Houghton Road.

This is a new proposal by The Planning Center, the same group trying to develop the area at Catalina Highway and Tanque Verde. This project would be on 36 acres adjacent to La Mariposa Resort on Houghton Road. They are proposing a “luxury casita community” with 179 units, that will require rezoning for increased density on those lands. There will be Virtual Neighborhood Public Meeting on July 27, 2021, 5:30 PM, online via Zoom. Copy the link below, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a live link via email. If you have any questions, or cannot attend the meeting, contact Lexi Wellott at that email address, or call 520-623-6146.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9844761151

Call-In Number: +1 (720) 707-2699

Meeting ID: 984 476 1151

Comments on the proposed rezoning may be submitted to the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department, PO Box 27210, Tucson, AZ 85726, Phone (520) 791-5550. Additionally, comments may be made verbally and/or in writing at an upcoming Planning Commission public hearing to be announced. Click here for the Neighborhood Meeting Notice.

4. Projects International - Proposed Rezoning and Development at Tanque Verde Road and Houghton Road.  Read more...

5. Houghton Road Corridor
The Houghton Road Corridor Implementation Plan and Schedule can be viewed here. Details on the latest phase of the project can be viewed here.


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