Plan Tucson Future Growth Scenario Map

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As we update Plan Tucson, a key question for our community is how best to plan for our city's future growth and evolution.

The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, using data and analysis from the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), expects Tucson's population to increase by approximately 77,000 between 2022 and 2060. The General Plan is a tool for planning how to meet our current and future needs for housing, infrastructure, amenities, and employment opportunities for our community.

Through careful planning, we can guide future growth and development and move our City in a positive direction. Plan Tucson, the citywide general plan, includes goals and policies to support our growing housing, services, and employment needs. One such policy is the illustrative "Future Growth Scenario Map."

The Future Growth Scenario Map is an important tool for shaping Tucson's future because it influences (but does not determine) land use and development. The map, developed using data on infrastructural capacity, development trends, and community preferences, depicts a citywide development pattern that can accommodate our anticipated population growth. How our city is designed and built, in turn, has implications for climate resilience, transportation, infrastructure, open space, and more.

Please see the FAQ section on the right-hand side to learn more about the Plan Tucson Future Growth Scenario Map, including how it’s made and used. Click RESOURCES on the right-hand side to learn how to interpret the Future Growth Scenario Map below.


Phase 2: Plan Tucson Future Growth Scenario Map

Please explore the draft scenario below and leave your comments.
To use the Future Growth Scenario Mapping tool, zoom in on the desired location, click on the building block you would like to give feedback on, and fill out the corresponding survey for that building block. After submitting, you can select another block. Move the pink slider to the left to reveal the 2013 map.
If you prefer to work on the Future Growth Scenario Map in a separate window, CLICK HERE.


As we update Plan Tucson, a key question for our community is how best to plan for our city's future growth and evolution.

The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, using data and analysis from the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), expects Tucson's population to increase by approximately 77,000 between 2022 and 2060. The General Plan is a tool for planning how to meet our current and future needs for housing, infrastructure, amenities, and employment opportunities for our community.

Through careful planning, we can guide future growth and development and move our City in a positive direction. Plan Tucson, the citywide general plan, includes goals and policies to support our growing housing, services, and employment needs. One such policy is the illustrative "Future Growth Scenario Map."

The Future Growth Scenario Map is an important tool for shaping Tucson's future because it influences (but does not determine) land use and development. The map, developed using data on infrastructural capacity, development trends, and community preferences, depicts a citywide development pattern that can accommodate our anticipated population growth. How our city is designed and built, in turn, has implications for climate resilience, transportation, infrastructure, open space, and more.

Please see the FAQ section on the right-hand side to learn more about the Plan Tucson Future Growth Scenario Map, including how it’s made and used. Click RESOURCES on the right-hand side to learn how to interpret the Future Growth Scenario Map below.


Phase 2: Plan Tucson Future Growth Scenario Map

Please explore the draft scenario below and leave your comments.
To use the Future Growth Scenario Mapping tool, zoom in on the desired location, click on the building block you would like to give feedback on, and fill out the corresponding survey for that building block. After submitting, you can select another block. Move the pink slider to the left to reveal the 2013 map.
If you prefer to work on the Future Growth Scenario Map in a separate window, CLICK HERE.


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  • Share Can we focus on change and not growth? What changes do we want to see and when? Tucson Improvement Plan? on Facebook Share Can we focus on change and not growth? What changes do we want to see and when? Tucson Improvement Plan? on Twitter Share Can we focus on change and not growth? What changes do we want to see and when? Tucson Improvement Plan? on Linkedin Email Can we focus on change and not growth? What changes do we want to see and when? Tucson Improvement Plan? link

    Can we focus on change and not growth? What changes do we want to see and when? Tucson Improvement Plan?

    David B asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

  • Share Has there been any progress on attempts to relocate the UP line that runs through the southside and downtown? This easement could be better used to connect downtown Tucson and the airport with a lightrail. This route happens to also connect the rodeo grounds, the VA hospital, the UA tech park, and even Kino, along with other important assets to the city and county. The amount of redevelopment it would lead to in parts of Tucson that have historically been ignored is also important. I know there was a movement a few years ago and it would take the City, the County, the State and our elected federal reps to do it, but has there ever been a better time? There is a continuity in political ideology across that spectrum right now that we haven't had in decades, strike while the iron is hot! This would transform Tucson into a first class city. on Facebook Share Has there been any progress on attempts to relocate the UP line that runs through the southside and downtown? This easement could be better used to connect downtown Tucson and the airport with a lightrail. This route happens to also connect the rodeo grounds, the VA hospital, the UA tech park, and even Kino, along with other important assets to the city and county. The amount of redevelopment it would lead to in parts of Tucson that have historically been ignored is also important. I know there was a movement a few years ago and it would take the City, the County, the State and our elected federal reps to do it, but has there ever been a better time? There is a continuity in political ideology across that spectrum right now that we haven't had in decades, strike while the iron is hot! This would transform Tucson into a first class city. on Twitter Share Has there been any progress on attempts to relocate the UP line that runs through the southside and downtown? This easement could be better used to connect downtown Tucson and the airport with a lightrail. This route happens to also connect the rodeo grounds, the VA hospital, the UA tech park, and even Kino, along with other important assets to the city and county. The amount of redevelopment it would lead to in parts of Tucson that have historically been ignored is also important. I know there was a movement a few years ago and it would take the City, the County, the State and our elected federal reps to do it, but has there ever been a better time? There is a continuity in political ideology across that spectrum right now that we haven't had in decades, strike while the iron is hot! This would transform Tucson into a first class city. on Linkedin Email Has there been any progress on attempts to relocate the UP line that runs through the southside and downtown? This easement could be better used to connect downtown Tucson and the airport with a lightrail. This route happens to also connect the rodeo grounds, the VA hospital, the UA tech park, and even Kino, along with other important assets to the city and county. The amount of redevelopment it would lead to in parts of Tucson that have historically been ignored is also important. I know there was a movement a few years ago and it would take the City, the County, the State and our elected federal reps to do it, but has there ever been a better time? There is a continuity in political ideology across that spectrum right now that we haven't had in decades, strike while the iron is hot! This would transform Tucson into a first class city. link

    Has there been any progress on attempts to relocate the UP line that runs through the southside and downtown? This easement could be better used to connect downtown Tucson and the airport with a lightrail. This route happens to also connect the rodeo grounds, the VA hospital, the UA tech park, and even Kino, along with other important assets to the city and county. The amount of redevelopment it would lead to in parts of Tucson that have historically been ignored is also important. I know there was a movement a few years ago and it would take the City, the County, the State and our elected federal reps to do it, but has there ever been a better time? There is a continuity in political ideology across that spectrum right now that we haven't had in decades, strike while the iron is hot! This would transform Tucson into a first class city.

    Michael asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your question. 

  • Share I asked a question about water maybe I wasn't clear enough about my question. But here's a question for you. How are you going to match water consumption with the current urban sprawl being conducted by contractors here in Tucson. Is the Southwest in a drought ? Is the City of Tucson lying about how much water this city really has for consumers? on Facebook Share I asked a question about water maybe I wasn't clear enough about my question. But here's a question for you. How are you going to match water consumption with the current urban sprawl being conducted by contractors here in Tucson. Is the Southwest in a drought ? Is the City of Tucson lying about how much water this city really has for consumers? on Twitter Share I asked a question about water maybe I wasn't clear enough about my question. But here's a question for you. How are you going to match water consumption with the current urban sprawl being conducted by contractors here in Tucson. Is the Southwest in a drought ? Is the City of Tucson lying about how much water this city really has for consumers? on Linkedin Email I asked a question about water maybe I wasn't clear enough about my question. But here's a question for you. How are you going to match water consumption with the current urban sprawl being conducted by contractors here in Tucson. Is the Southwest in a drought ? Is the City of Tucson lying about how much water this city really has for consumers? link

    I asked a question about water maybe I wasn't clear enough about my question. But here's a question for you. How are you going to match water consumption with the current urban sprawl being conducted by contractors here in Tucson. Is the Southwest in a drought ? Is the City of Tucson lying about how much water this city really has for consumers?

    1001roger asked 5 days ago

    Thank you for your question. I recommend you explore the work that Tucson Water is doing in their One Water 2100 plan, https://www.tucsonwaterrunsdeep.org/master-plan

  • Share Why can't the city and county address the unhoused situation by leasing various empty buildings and setting up shelters , pay professionals to staff shelters a living wage and have 24/7 services available to unhoused folks. People must be offered shelter this summer. If not, some will die in this heat. We can do better than we're doing ,by making attending to saving Iives first and above putting rocks and nails under bridges to keep people from getting in the shade. I am a retired RN , age 80 , wish I could do more to help others, best I can do is offer suggestions that can help give people the basics to survive and be treated with respect. Hope we can become a more loving community to All residents, housed and unhoused. on Facebook Share Why can't the city and county address the unhoused situation by leasing various empty buildings and setting up shelters , pay professionals to staff shelters a living wage and have 24/7 services available to unhoused folks. People must be offered shelter this summer. If not, some will die in this heat. We can do better than we're doing ,by making attending to saving Iives first and above putting rocks and nails under bridges to keep people from getting in the shade. I am a retired RN , age 80 , wish I could do more to help others, best I can do is offer suggestions that can help give people the basics to survive and be treated with respect. Hope we can become a more loving community to All residents, housed and unhoused. on Twitter Share Why can't the city and county address the unhoused situation by leasing various empty buildings and setting up shelters , pay professionals to staff shelters a living wage and have 24/7 services available to unhoused folks. People must be offered shelter this summer. If not, some will die in this heat. We can do better than we're doing ,by making attending to saving Iives first and above putting rocks and nails under bridges to keep people from getting in the shade. I am a retired RN , age 80 , wish I could do more to help others, best I can do is offer suggestions that can help give people the basics to survive and be treated with respect. Hope we can become a more loving community to All residents, housed and unhoused. on Linkedin Email Why can't the city and county address the unhoused situation by leasing various empty buildings and setting up shelters , pay professionals to staff shelters a living wage and have 24/7 services available to unhoused folks. People must be offered shelter this summer. If not, some will die in this heat. We can do better than we're doing ,by making attending to saving Iives first and above putting rocks and nails under bridges to keep people from getting in the shade. I am a retired RN , age 80 , wish I could do more to help others, best I can do is offer suggestions that can help give people the basics to survive and be treated with respect. Hope we can become a more loving community to All residents, housed and unhoused. link

    Why can't the city and county address the unhoused situation by leasing various empty buildings and setting up shelters , pay professionals to staff shelters a living wage and have 24/7 services available to unhoused folks. People must be offered shelter this summer. If not, some will die in this heat. We can do better than we're doing ,by making attending to saving Iives first and above putting rocks and nails under bridges to keep people from getting in the shade. I am a retired RN , age 80 , wish I could do more to help others, best I can do is offer suggestions that can help give people the basics to survive and be treated with respect. Hope we can become a more loving community to All residents, housed and unhoused.

    Linda Laraia asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your comments/questions. I recommend that you get involved in the People Community Housing Investment Plan that the Housing and Community Development staff are updating.

  • Share I am happy to find a forum where the city is seeking resident input into city development! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to submit this particular idea, but I think we should find a healthy way to incorporate the homeless into housing and community service. If we could devote some housing in each neighborhood to be free to live in, where it is paid for with volunteer work, this would benefit both the city and the homeless population. I have been in and out of temporary homelessness myself, and I would find this kind of option much more attractive than scholarships, resumes and job seeking. Then I could immediately devote my energy to something I feel good about (preferably with gardening and greening/food and water security, but even just helping out anywhere there is immediate community/neighborhood need), with a secure place to rest my head, rather than being expected to help some business/corporation get richer while I fret over paying all sorts of bills. Obviously there should be stipulations regarding no drug and alcohol use, taking good care of your space, etc, somewhat like the section 8 rules. I have been getting involved in the Community Gardens of Tucson, and have found myself wishing I could stop worrying about making sales with my business, upkeeping a car, etc, and devote my time to volunteer work in that sector and maybe others. I hope that all makes sense! This actually seems like a more ideal way to live for everyone vs the corporate model. Maybe it is idealistic but I'd hope over time many of the struggling members of our community would become some of the greatest contributors helping Tucson to really flourish. on Facebook Share I am happy to find a forum where the city is seeking resident input into city development! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to submit this particular idea, but I think we should find a healthy way to incorporate the homeless into housing and community service. If we could devote some housing in each neighborhood to be free to live in, where it is paid for with volunteer work, this would benefit both the city and the homeless population. I have been in and out of temporary homelessness myself, and I would find this kind of option much more attractive than scholarships, resumes and job seeking. Then I could immediately devote my energy to something I feel good about (preferably with gardening and greening/food and water security, but even just helping out anywhere there is immediate community/neighborhood need), with a secure place to rest my head, rather than being expected to help some business/corporation get richer while I fret over paying all sorts of bills. Obviously there should be stipulations regarding no drug and alcohol use, taking good care of your space, etc, somewhat like the section 8 rules. I have been getting involved in the Community Gardens of Tucson, and have found myself wishing I could stop worrying about making sales with my business, upkeeping a car, etc, and devote my time to volunteer work in that sector and maybe others. I hope that all makes sense! This actually seems like a more ideal way to live for everyone vs the corporate model. Maybe it is idealistic but I'd hope over time many of the struggling members of our community would become some of the greatest contributors helping Tucson to really flourish. on Twitter Share I am happy to find a forum where the city is seeking resident input into city development! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to submit this particular idea, but I think we should find a healthy way to incorporate the homeless into housing and community service. If we could devote some housing in each neighborhood to be free to live in, where it is paid for with volunteer work, this would benefit both the city and the homeless population. I have been in and out of temporary homelessness myself, and I would find this kind of option much more attractive than scholarships, resumes and job seeking. Then I could immediately devote my energy to something I feel good about (preferably with gardening and greening/food and water security, but even just helping out anywhere there is immediate community/neighborhood need), with a secure place to rest my head, rather than being expected to help some business/corporation get richer while I fret over paying all sorts of bills. Obviously there should be stipulations regarding no drug and alcohol use, taking good care of your space, etc, somewhat like the section 8 rules. I have been getting involved in the Community Gardens of Tucson, and have found myself wishing I could stop worrying about making sales with my business, upkeeping a car, etc, and devote my time to volunteer work in that sector and maybe others. I hope that all makes sense! This actually seems like a more ideal way to live for everyone vs the corporate model. Maybe it is idealistic but I'd hope over time many of the struggling members of our community would become some of the greatest contributors helping Tucson to really flourish. on Linkedin Email I am happy to find a forum where the city is seeking resident input into city development! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to submit this particular idea, but I think we should find a healthy way to incorporate the homeless into housing and community service. If we could devote some housing in each neighborhood to be free to live in, where it is paid for with volunteer work, this would benefit both the city and the homeless population. I have been in and out of temporary homelessness myself, and I would find this kind of option much more attractive than scholarships, resumes and job seeking. Then I could immediately devote my energy to something I feel good about (preferably with gardening and greening/food and water security, but even just helping out anywhere there is immediate community/neighborhood need), with a secure place to rest my head, rather than being expected to help some business/corporation get richer while I fret over paying all sorts of bills. Obviously there should be stipulations regarding no drug and alcohol use, taking good care of your space, etc, somewhat like the section 8 rules. I have been getting involved in the Community Gardens of Tucson, and have found myself wishing I could stop worrying about making sales with my business, upkeeping a car, etc, and devote my time to volunteer work in that sector and maybe others. I hope that all makes sense! This actually seems like a more ideal way to live for everyone vs the corporate model. Maybe it is idealistic but I'd hope over time many of the struggling members of our community would become some of the greatest contributors helping Tucson to really flourish. link

    I am happy to find a forum where the city is seeking resident input into city development! I'm not sure if this is the correct place to submit this particular idea, but I think we should find a healthy way to incorporate the homeless into housing and community service. If we could devote some housing in each neighborhood to be free to live in, where it is paid for with volunteer work, this would benefit both the city and the homeless population. I have been in and out of temporary homelessness myself, and I would find this kind of option much more attractive than scholarships, resumes and job seeking. Then I could immediately devote my energy to something I feel good about (preferably with gardening and greening/food and water security, but even just helping out anywhere there is immediate community/neighborhood need), with a secure place to rest my head, rather than being expected to help some business/corporation get richer while I fret over paying all sorts of bills. Obviously there should be stipulations regarding no drug and alcohol use, taking good care of your space, etc, somewhat like the section 8 rules. I have been getting involved in the Community Gardens of Tucson, and have found myself wishing I could stop worrying about making sales with my business, upkeeping a car, etc, and devote my time to volunteer work in that sector and maybe others. I hope that all makes sense! This actually seems like a more ideal way to live for everyone vs the corporate model. Maybe it is idealistic but I'd hope over time many of the struggling members of our community would become some of the greatest contributors helping Tucson to really flourish.

    Sylvia asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for your comments. You may be interested in the People, Communities, Housing Investment Plan developed by the staff at the Housing and Community Development department. 

  • Share Why fall into the trap of focusing on the non-caring real estate developers who only want to make money on us while messing up our lives and environment as much as possible and then move on to yet another money making city. It is too bad that you have to call all of this a "growth center map", phenomenally giving credence to over population, lack of appropriate environmental controls and making us into having all the HORRORS OF PHOENIX. if we wanted to be in Phoenix, we should move there and NOT choose to live in Tucson. the more like Phoenix Tucson becomes, the more our core, long-term families and citizens will stop putting energy into City Development and will move elsewhere. That certainly is the phenomena for California. People moving to all other parts of the US in droves because they have had enough. The rental market here and all the unpleasantness that has happened with that in the last 3 or 4 years is just one example of giving Tucson citizens incentives to move out of Arizona. on Facebook Share Why fall into the trap of focusing on the non-caring real estate developers who only want to make money on us while messing up our lives and environment as much as possible and then move on to yet another money making city. It is too bad that you have to call all of this a "growth center map", phenomenally giving credence to over population, lack of appropriate environmental controls and making us into having all the HORRORS OF PHOENIX. if we wanted to be in Phoenix, we should move there and NOT choose to live in Tucson. the more like Phoenix Tucson becomes, the more our core, long-term families and citizens will stop putting energy into City Development and will move elsewhere. That certainly is the phenomena for California. People moving to all other parts of the US in droves because they have had enough. The rental market here and all the unpleasantness that has happened with that in the last 3 or 4 years is just one example of giving Tucson citizens incentives to move out of Arizona. on Twitter Share Why fall into the trap of focusing on the non-caring real estate developers who only want to make money on us while messing up our lives and environment as much as possible and then move on to yet another money making city. It is too bad that you have to call all of this a "growth center map", phenomenally giving credence to over population, lack of appropriate environmental controls and making us into having all the HORRORS OF PHOENIX. if we wanted to be in Phoenix, we should move there and NOT choose to live in Tucson. the more like Phoenix Tucson becomes, the more our core, long-term families and citizens will stop putting energy into City Development and will move elsewhere. That certainly is the phenomena for California. People moving to all other parts of the US in droves because they have had enough. The rental market here and all the unpleasantness that has happened with that in the last 3 or 4 years is just one example of giving Tucson citizens incentives to move out of Arizona. on Linkedin Email Why fall into the trap of focusing on the non-caring real estate developers who only want to make money on us while messing up our lives and environment as much as possible and then move on to yet another money making city. It is too bad that you have to call all of this a "growth center map", phenomenally giving credence to over population, lack of appropriate environmental controls and making us into having all the HORRORS OF PHOENIX. if we wanted to be in Phoenix, we should move there and NOT choose to live in Tucson. the more like Phoenix Tucson becomes, the more our core, long-term families and citizens will stop putting energy into City Development and will move elsewhere. That certainly is the phenomena for California. People moving to all other parts of the US in droves because they have had enough. The rental market here and all the unpleasantness that has happened with that in the last 3 or 4 years is just one example of giving Tucson citizens incentives to move out of Arizona. link

    Why fall into the trap of focusing on the non-caring real estate developers who only want to make money on us while messing up our lives and environment as much as possible and then move on to yet another money making city. It is too bad that you have to call all of this a "growth center map", phenomenally giving credence to over population, lack of appropriate environmental controls and making us into having all the HORRORS OF PHOENIX. if we wanted to be in Phoenix, we should move there and NOT choose to live in Tucson. the more like Phoenix Tucson becomes, the more our core, long-term families and citizens will stop putting energy into City Development and will move elsewhere. That certainly is the phenomena for California. People moving to all other parts of the US in droves because they have had enough. The rental market here and all the unpleasantness that has happened with that in the last 3 or 4 years is just one example of giving Tucson citizens incentives to move out of Arizona.

    Stella Mae Smith asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your comments. 

  • Share When is Tucson going to take the dramatic step, along with the state and federal governments to build a loop off of the I-10 that goes East to, say, Kolb and than South back to the I-10? It can be elevated along Grant or Speedway and parts of Kolb, though eminent domain will probably have to be exercised. The area where Kolb transits Davis Monthan can surely be widened since all that's there are mothballed "Xmas-wrapped" old aircraft! Currently it appears that Tuscon plans to accommodate the increase in population largely by annexing adjacent areas to the North, East and, mostly, to the South. An Interstate loop will increase accessibility around the city and aid in development. Should have been done decades ago. on Facebook Share When is Tucson going to take the dramatic step, along with the state and federal governments to build a loop off of the I-10 that goes East to, say, Kolb and than South back to the I-10? It can be elevated along Grant or Speedway and parts of Kolb, though eminent domain will probably have to be exercised. The area where Kolb transits Davis Monthan can surely be widened since all that's there are mothballed "Xmas-wrapped" old aircraft! Currently it appears that Tuscon plans to accommodate the increase in population largely by annexing adjacent areas to the North, East and, mostly, to the South. An Interstate loop will increase accessibility around the city and aid in development. Should have been done decades ago. on Twitter Share When is Tucson going to take the dramatic step, along with the state and federal governments to build a loop off of the I-10 that goes East to, say, Kolb and than South back to the I-10? It can be elevated along Grant or Speedway and parts of Kolb, though eminent domain will probably have to be exercised. The area where Kolb transits Davis Monthan can surely be widened since all that's there are mothballed "Xmas-wrapped" old aircraft! Currently it appears that Tuscon plans to accommodate the increase in population largely by annexing adjacent areas to the North, East and, mostly, to the South. An Interstate loop will increase accessibility around the city and aid in development. Should have been done decades ago. on Linkedin Email When is Tucson going to take the dramatic step, along with the state and federal governments to build a loop off of the I-10 that goes East to, say, Kolb and than South back to the I-10? It can be elevated along Grant or Speedway and parts of Kolb, though eminent domain will probably have to be exercised. The area where Kolb transits Davis Monthan can surely be widened since all that's there are mothballed "Xmas-wrapped" old aircraft! Currently it appears that Tuscon plans to accommodate the increase in population largely by annexing adjacent areas to the North, East and, mostly, to the South. An Interstate loop will increase accessibility around the city and aid in development. Should have been done decades ago. link

    When is Tucson going to take the dramatic step, along with the state and federal governments to build a loop off of the I-10 that goes East to, say, Kolb and than South back to the I-10? It can be elevated along Grant or Speedway and parts of Kolb, though eminent domain will probably have to be exercised. The area where Kolb transits Davis Monthan can surely be widened since all that's there are mothballed "Xmas-wrapped" old aircraft! Currently it appears that Tuscon plans to accommodate the increase in population largely by annexing adjacent areas to the North, East and, mostly, to the South. An Interstate loop will increase accessibility around the city and aid in development. Should have been done decades ago.

    Dan asked 16 days ago

    Thanks for your comments. I have passed them along to the Dept of Transportation and Mobility

  • Share Tucson badly needs an east-west highway or expressway spur to support future growth. Are there any plans for this? The corridor along Golf Links road could be a possible location. Another possible location would be to upgrade 77/Miracle Mile to an expressway spur extending east. Some people here are complain about traffic accidents between cars and pedestrians/cyclists. One way to help is to get vehicular traffic OFF of local residential city streets and ON to controlled-access highways instead. Also, having walking-focused development only works in high-density pockets like downtown. No one is walking from Stone Ave. to Houghton Rd. on Facebook Share Tucson badly needs an east-west highway or expressway spur to support future growth. Are there any plans for this? The corridor along Golf Links road could be a possible location. Another possible location would be to upgrade 77/Miracle Mile to an expressway spur extending east. Some people here are complain about traffic accidents between cars and pedestrians/cyclists. One way to help is to get vehicular traffic OFF of local residential city streets and ON to controlled-access highways instead. Also, having walking-focused development only works in high-density pockets like downtown. No one is walking from Stone Ave. to Houghton Rd. on Twitter Share Tucson badly needs an east-west highway or expressway spur to support future growth. Are there any plans for this? The corridor along Golf Links road could be a possible location. Another possible location would be to upgrade 77/Miracle Mile to an expressway spur extending east. Some people here are complain about traffic accidents between cars and pedestrians/cyclists. One way to help is to get vehicular traffic OFF of local residential city streets and ON to controlled-access highways instead. Also, having walking-focused development only works in high-density pockets like downtown. No one is walking from Stone Ave. to Houghton Rd. on Linkedin Email Tucson badly needs an east-west highway or expressway spur to support future growth. Are there any plans for this? The corridor along Golf Links road could be a possible location. Another possible location would be to upgrade 77/Miracle Mile to an expressway spur extending east. Some people here are complain about traffic accidents between cars and pedestrians/cyclists. One way to help is to get vehicular traffic OFF of local residential city streets and ON to controlled-access highways instead. Also, having walking-focused development only works in high-density pockets like downtown. No one is walking from Stone Ave. to Houghton Rd. link

    Tucson badly needs an east-west highway or expressway spur to support future growth. Are there any plans for this? The corridor along Golf Links road could be a possible location. Another possible location would be to upgrade 77/Miracle Mile to an expressway spur extending east. Some people here are complain about traffic accidents between cars and pedestrians/cyclists. One way to help is to get vehicular traffic OFF of local residential city streets and ON to controlled-access highways instead. Also, having walking-focused development only works in high-density pockets like downtown. No one is walking from Stone Ave. to Houghton Rd.

    OC asked 16 days ago

    Thank you for your comments. I have passed them along to the Dept of Transportation and Mobility.

  • Share I am writing to address some important infrastructure needs at the crossroads of Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Rd. As our community continues to grow, it is crucial that we plan and implement enhancements to support this expansion. Firstly, there is a noticeable absence of walkways or trails in this area. Establishing a well-designed trail would greatly benefit residents by providing a safe and convenient space for walking, running, and biking. This would not only promote healthier lifestyles but also enhance the overall quality of life in our community. Secondly, there is a lack of parks near this intersection. A new park would serve as a vital recreational space for families and individuals, fostering a sense of community and providing a much-needed green space for relaxation and leisure activities. Lastly, Mary Ann Cleveland Rd requires widening to accommodate the increasing traffic flow. As it stands, the road often experiences congestion, posing safety risks and causing delays. Expanding the road would improve traffic conditions, enhance safety, and support the anticipated growth in the area. I urge the city to prioritize these improvements to ensure our community can thrive as it grows. Thank you for your attention to these critical issues. on Facebook Share I am writing to address some important infrastructure needs at the crossroads of Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Rd. As our community continues to grow, it is crucial that we plan and implement enhancements to support this expansion. Firstly, there is a noticeable absence of walkways or trails in this area. Establishing a well-designed trail would greatly benefit residents by providing a safe and convenient space for walking, running, and biking. This would not only promote healthier lifestyles but also enhance the overall quality of life in our community. Secondly, there is a lack of parks near this intersection. A new park would serve as a vital recreational space for families and individuals, fostering a sense of community and providing a much-needed green space for relaxation and leisure activities. Lastly, Mary Ann Cleveland Rd requires widening to accommodate the increasing traffic flow. As it stands, the road often experiences congestion, posing safety risks and causing delays. Expanding the road would improve traffic conditions, enhance safety, and support the anticipated growth in the area. I urge the city to prioritize these improvements to ensure our community can thrive as it grows. Thank you for your attention to these critical issues. on Twitter Share I am writing to address some important infrastructure needs at the crossroads of Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Rd. As our community continues to grow, it is crucial that we plan and implement enhancements to support this expansion. Firstly, there is a noticeable absence of walkways or trails in this area. Establishing a well-designed trail would greatly benefit residents by providing a safe and convenient space for walking, running, and biking. This would not only promote healthier lifestyles but also enhance the overall quality of life in our community. Secondly, there is a lack of parks near this intersection. A new park would serve as a vital recreational space for families and individuals, fostering a sense of community and providing a much-needed green space for relaxation and leisure activities. Lastly, Mary Ann Cleveland Rd requires widening to accommodate the increasing traffic flow. As it stands, the road often experiences congestion, posing safety risks and causing delays. Expanding the road would improve traffic conditions, enhance safety, and support the anticipated growth in the area. I urge the city to prioritize these improvements to ensure our community can thrive as it grows. Thank you for your attention to these critical issues. on Linkedin Email I am writing to address some important infrastructure needs at the crossroads of Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Rd. As our community continues to grow, it is crucial that we plan and implement enhancements to support this expansion. Firstly, there is a noticeable absence of walkways or trails in this area. Establishing a well-designed trail would greatly benefit residents by providing a safe and convenient space for walking, running, and biking. This would not only promote healthier lifestyles but also enhance the overall quality of life in our community. Secondly, there is a lack of parks near this intersection. A new park would serve as a vital recreational space for families and individuals, fostering a sense of community and providing a much-needed green space for relaxation and leisure activities. Lastly, Mary Ann Cleveland Rd requires widening to accommodate the increasing traffic flow. As it stands, the road often experiences congestion, posing safety risks and causing delays. Expanding the road would improve traffic conditions, enhance safety, and support the anticipated growth in the area. I urge the city to prioritize these improvements to ensure our community can thrive as it grows. Thank you for your attention to these critical issues. link

    I am writing to address some important infrastructure needs at the crossroads of Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Rd. As our community continues to grow, it is crucial that we plan and implement enhancements to support this expansion. Firstly, there is a noticeable absence of walkways or trails in this area. Establishing a well-designed trail would greatly benefit residents by providing a safe and convenient space for walking, running, and biking. This would not only promote healthier lifestyles but also enhance the overall quality of life in our community. Secondly, there is a lack of parks near this intersection. A new park would serve as a vital recreational space for families and individuals, fostering a sense of community and providing a much-needed green space for relaxation and leisure activities. Lastly, Mary Ann Cleveland Rd requires widening to accommodate the increasing traffic flow. As it stands, the road often experiences congestion, posing safety risks and causing delays. Expanding the road would improve traffic conditions, enhance safety, and support the anticipated growth in the area. I urge the city to prioritize these improvements to ensure our community can thrive as it grows. Thank you for your attention to these critical issues.

    Nathan asked 16 days ago

    Thank you for your comments. I have passed your feedback to the Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Share I wish to encourage you throughout all parts of the city to monitor and control light pollution. Dark skies are emportant for all species of animals, plans, insects and very important for appropriate body rhythms of people. the fantastic reputation of astronomy in Tucson was founded on having dark enough skies to have have special views of the heavens, both in our every day lives, but also in all the fantastic astronomy research that is subcontracted from all over the world to Tucson. Tucson in virtually every way is an environmental gem, if we don't ruin it. the City needs to maximize environmental protections for all of Tucson and for all living creatures in Tucson. Bright lighting is NOT associated with safety, altho some citizens falsely believe that. It is up to the City to be responsible and educate Tucson citizens regarding the facts and the true benefits of light pollution control. Attention to the misuses of lighting in the City and appropriate regulation is much needed. The City of Tucson has been exceedingly negligent regarding inforcement of its outdoor lighting code. Why??? What is behind this negligence. Is it simply that those in power just don't care. That is not what you are demonstating in the search for input from citizens for the City Plan. Why not TRULY demonstrate the fact that the City actually cares by making the needed changes. Also, the City of Tucson needs to honor its extraordinary history. Part of that history is the formation of the International Dark Sky Association (now Dark Skies) in the 80's. Persons, cities, dark sky parks, etc all over the world pursue meeting the requirements to be officially labeled as dark sky centers. Tucson could be a Dark Sky City and truly, truly claim, recognize, honor and communicate to everyone in the world its role in the founding of the whole Dark Sky Movement. Why has Tucson rejected such an absolutely honorable heritage. It could claim its true role as the center of the worldwide Dark Sky Movement. Tucson actually is and should claim its true role and a mecca of environmental achievements. and environmental education. on Facebook Share I wish to encourage you throughout all parts of the city to monitor and control light pollution. Dark skies are emportant for all species of animals, plans, insects and very important for appropriate body rhythms of people. the fantastic reputation of astronomy in Tucson was founded on having dark enough skies to have have special views of the heavens, both in our every day lives, but also in all the fantastic astronomy research that is subcontracted from all over the world to Tucson. Tucson in virtually every way is an environmental gem, if we don't ruin it. the City needs to maximize environmental protections for all of Tucson and for all living creatures in Tucson. Bright lighting is NOT associated with safety, altho some citizens falsely believe that. It is up to the City to be responsible and educate Tucson citizens regarding the facts and the true benefits of light pollution control. Attention to the misuses of lighting in the City and appropriate regulation is much needed. The City of Tucson has been exceedingly negligent regarding inforcement of its outdoor lighting code. Why??? What is behind this negligence. Is it simply that those in power just don't care. That is not what you are demonstating in the search for input from citizens for the City Plan. Why not TRULY demonstrate the fact that the City actually cares by making the needed changes. Also, the City of Tucson needs to honor its extraordinary history. Part of that history is the formation of the International Dark Sky Association (now Dark Skies) in the 80's. Persons, cities, dark sky parks, etc all over the world pursue meeting the requirements to be officially labeled as dark sky centers. Tucson could be a Dark Sky City and truly, truly claim, recognize, honor and communicate to everyone in the world its role in the founding of the whole Dark Sky Movement. Why has Tucson rejected such an absolutely honorable heritage. It could claim its true role as the center of the worldwide Dark Sky Movement. Tucson actually is and should claim its true role and a mecca of environmental achievements. and environmental education. on Twitter Share I wish to encourage you throughout all parts of the city to monitor and control light pollution. Dark skies are emportant for all species of animals, plans, insects and very important for appropriate body rhythms of people. the fantastic reputation of astronomy in Tucson was founded on having dark enough skies to have have special views of the heavens, both in our every day lives, but also in all the fantastic astronomy research that is subcontracted from all over the world to Tucson. Tucson in virtually every way is an environmental gem, if we don't ruin it. the City needs to maximize environmental protections for all of Tucson and for all living creatures in Tucson. Bright lighting is NOT associated with safety, altho some citizens falsely believe that. It is up to the City to be responsible and educate Tucson citizens regarding the facts and the true benefits of light pollution control. Attention to the misuses of lighting in the City and appropriate regulation is much needed. The City of Tucson has been exceedingly negligent regarding inforcement of its outdoor lighting code. Why??? What is behind this negligence. Is it simply that those in power just don't care. That is not what you are demonstating in the search for input from citizens for the City Plan. Why not TRULY demonstrate the fact that the City actually cares by making the needed changes. Also, the City of Tucson needs to honor its extraordinary history. Part of that history is the formation of the International Dark Sky Association (now Dark Skies) in the 80's. Persons, cities, dark sky parks, etc all over the world pursue meeting the requirements to be officially labeled as dark sky centers. Tucson could be a Dark Sky City and truly, truly claim, recognize, honor and communicate to everyone in the world its role in the founding of the whole Dark Sky Movement. Why has Tucson rejected such an absolutely honorable heritage. It could claim its true role as the center of the worldwide Dark Sky Movement. Tucson actually is and should claim its true role and a mecca of environmental achievements. and environmental education. on Linkedin Email I wish to encourage you throughout all parts of the city to monitor and control light pollution. Dark skies are emportant for all species of animals, plans, insects and very important for appropriate body rhythms of people. the fantastic reputation of astronomy in Tucson was founded on having dark enough skies to have have special views of the heavens, both in our every day lives, but also in all the fantastic astronomy research that is subcontracted from all over the world to Tucson. Tucson in virtually every way is an environmental gem, if we don't ruin it. the City needs to maximize environmental protections for all of Tucson and for all living creatures in Tucson. Bright lighting is NOT associated with safety, altho some citizens falsely believe that. It is up to the City to be responsible and educate Tucson citizens regarding the facts and the true benefits of light pollution control. Attention to the misuses of lighting in the City and appropriate regulation is much needed. The City of Tucson has been exceedingly negligent regarding inforcement of its outdoor lighting code. Why??? What is behind this negligence. Is it simply that those in power just don't care. That is not what you are demonstating in the search for input from citizens for the City Plan. Why not TRULY demonstrate the fact that the City actually cares by making the needed changes. Also, the City of Tucson needs to honor its extraordinary history. Part of that history is the formation of the International Dark Sky Association (now Dark Skies) in the 80's. Persons, cities, dark sky parks, etc all over the world pursue meeting the requirements to be officially labeled as dark sky centers. Tucson could be a Dark Sky City and truly, truly claim, recognize, honor and communicate to everyone in the world its role in the founding of the whole Dark Sky Movement. Why has Tucson rejected such an absolutely honorable heritage. It could claim its true role as the center of the worldwide Dark Sky Movement. Tucson actually is and should claim its true role and a mecca of environmental achievements. and environmental education. link

    I wish to encourage you throughout all parts of the city to monitor and control light pollution. Dark skies are emportant for all species of animals, plans, insects and very important for appropriate body rhythms of people. the fantastic reputation of astronomy in Tucson was founded on having dark enough skies to have have special views of the heavens, both in our every day lives, but also in all the fantastic astronomy research that is subcontracted from all over the world to Tucson. Tucson in virtually every way is an environmental gem, if we don't ruin it. the City needs to maximize environmental protections for all of Tucson and for all living creatures in Tucson. Bright lighting is NOT associated with safety, altho some citizens falsely believe that. It is up to the City to be responsible and educate Tucson citizens regarding the facts and the true benefits of light pollution control. Attention to the misuses of lighting in the City and appropriate regulation is much needed. The City of Tucson has been exceedingly negligent regarding inforcement of its outdoor lighting code. Why??? What is behind this negligence. Is it simply that those in power just don't care. That is not what you are demonstating in the search for input from citizens for the City Plan. Why not TRULY demonstrate the fact that the City actually cares by making the needed changes. Also, the City of Tucson needs to honor its extraordinary history. Part of that history is the formation of the International Dark Sky Association (now Dark Skies) in the 80's. Persons, cities, dark sky parks, etc all over the world pursue meeting the requirements to be officially labeled as dark sky centers. Tucson could be a Dark Sky City and truly, truly claim, recognize, honor and communicate to everyone in the world its role in the founding of the whole Dark Sky Movement. Why has Tucson rejected such an absolutely honorable heritage. It could claim its true role as the center of the worldwide Dark Sky Movement. Tucson actually is and should claim its true role and a mecca of environmental achievements. and environmental education.

    Stella Mae Smith asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your comments.