Friday, July 24, 2020

Bits and Pieces

Vistoso Course General Plan Amendment meetings postponed until 2021
"The Town has agreed to postpone all neighborhood meetings for the application until the spring of 2021. This decision was made to provide additional time for successful completion of the open space purchase negotiations between Romspen and The Conservation Fund. " (source)

Town To Implement "Primary Employer Incentive Program"
Last week, the Oro Valley Town Council approved a business incentive program. "The goal of this incentive program is to facilitate long-term community financial sustainability in Oro Valley through the creation of new primary job opportunities and the generation of new capital investment in Oro Valley. This program aims to encourage the expansion of existing businesses and also to attracting new primary employers to the Town." Under this program "New capital investment revenues may be reimbursed to qualified primary employers for allowable expenses based upon the economic impact of their project and business to the Town of Oro Valley."

To qualify for the program employers must:
  • Invest $1 million in direct capital investment1 in Oro Valley
  • Or Create at least 10 net new full-time primary employment job opportunities in Oro Valley that pay at least $40,000 and meet the median wage in that industry sector as determined by The University of Arizona Eller College MAPAZDashboard2 or appropriate government sourced ED data.
  • And be a primary employer 
Eligible employers can request reimbursement of up to 100% of the project’s construction sales tax collection. (Source)

La Cholla widening nears completion
The widening of La Cholla from Overton to Tangerine is nearing completion."“The La Cholla Boulevard widening project is a major north-south corridor for the entire Tucson region. This project transforms what was once a little rural two lane, no shoulder road into a major arterial capable of handling present as well as future traffic demands. In addition, the project fixes many dangerous side street blind spots and protects wildlife crossing linkages. It is a project several years in the making and Hunter Contracting Co. building it in less than two years,” said Paul Keesler, P.E." (Source)

Did you know?
Twenty-one police agencies use drones, including the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Oro Valley Police Department and the Pinal County Attorney’s Office. (source)