Planning / Projects
Vision for a Greater Tucson Region
Written by NSN Coordinator   
Revised: Imagine Greater Tucson's vision document - LOOKING FORWARD: A VISION FOR A GREATER TUCSON REGION - was released Friday afternoon (092812) for all of us to consider. After attending the launch event downtown, my quick question coming out of the event was What is the vision?  The shortest answer that makes sense to me:
We as a region want something different than just drifting along taking it as it comes. We want an alternate future that is better in tune with our needs and values. This alternate has some of the things we like and want to maintain, and some new directions to change things we don't like.  There are a lot of facets to this preferred future, many of which are described in the IGT Vision document.

". . . the people of our region have clearly expressed a desire for a community that is unique, prosperous, vibrant, affordable, and accessible. It must be a community that honors its past, celebrates the beauty and fragility of the natural environment, offers choices and opportunity for all of us, and authentically reflects our cultural diversity and who we are as Southern Arizonans."  (With much more detail available) p. 40
"The purpose of a vision is to establish a strong, cohesive identity for our region and an agreed-upon basis for public decision-making and collective action for the future." p. 11 

This document is very much worth reading with as open a mind as possible.

Please give the document a chance - give it enough time to begin to digest what's there. Study it. It is important and is a lot for us to incorporate into our thinking going forward.
What do you think of the idea of 'compact neighborhoods' ?  See p. 34 of the Vision document.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 October 2012 )
Plan Tucson
Written by NSN Coordinator   


You are invited to the first public meeting for the preparation of a new general plan for the City of Tucson, which is being called Plan Tucson.  As shown below, this public meeting will be repeated on six different days, times, and locations in April.  We hope one of these will fit your schedule. 

At each meeting, members of the City's Plan Tucson Core Team will explain what the purpose of a General Plan is, why the City's 2001 General Plan is being replaced, and how you can be involved in shaping this plan that will help guide the City's future.

Plan Tucson


Tuesday, April 5, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room
101 N. Stone Ave.

Thursday, April 7, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Morris K. Udall Regional Center, Multipurpose Room
7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Tuesday, April 12, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
William Clements Regional Center, Multi-Purpose Room
8155 E. Poinciana Dr.

Thursday, April 14, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Randolph Golf Clubhouse, Copper Room
200 S. Alvernon Way

Wednesday, April 27, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Westside Police Service Center, Multipurpose Room
1310 W. Miracle Mile

Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
El Pueblo Regional Center, Building 9, Rooms A & B
101 W. Irvington Rd.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, call Plan Tucson at 502-792-CITY (2489), email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the website.  Flyer in English   Flyer in Spanish

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 April 2011 )
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Plan
Written by Ron Spark   

The Jefferson Park Neighborhood Plan (2.68 mb pdf) includes the following elments:

  • a vision statement, i.e., a consensus work picture of a desired future
  • an explanation of circumstances under which the Plan will be implemented
  • a description of a process to assess the Neighborhood’s progress with the Plan
  • six major goals that define the desirable future state of the Neighborhood. Each goal includes policies, i.e., commitments to the course of action that will lead the Neighborhood toward its goals, and specific strategies, i.e., available or recommended means for implementation of the policies (Map)
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 May 2009 )
Miramonte Neighborhood Plan
Written by NSN Coordinator   
"This Miramonte Neighborhood Plan is the result of a two-year process, which included public meetings with the general Neighborhood, a selected steering committee, design workshops, one-on-one discussions, questionnaires, surveys, and a healthy interactive process among Miramonte neighbors, stakeholders, and planners." (Map)

Miramonte Neighborhood Plan 6/17/08

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 May 2009 )
Oracle Area Revitalization Plan
Written by NSN Coordinator   

The primary purpose of the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan (OARP) is to establish policies and procedures to encourage the development of employment options, more services to meet surrounding residential needs, social and recreational opportunities, a variety of housing options, sensitivity to the area’s historic character, and overall improvement of the built environment.

The Oracle area between Speedway and Miracle Mile has been the focus of attention for several years by neighbors and business owners. A once thriving State route, the area was affected with the construction of Interstate 10 and has been struggling to regain its position as a key gateway corridor in Tucson’s downtown core. Today, the area contains both residential and commercial sites in need of revitalization.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 January 2008 )
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