Friday, December 9, 2022

Bits and Pieces

Monday...Neighborhood meeting of Drive-Thru at LaCanada and Oracle
After years of vacancy, the bladed lot on the northwest corner of LaCanada and W Naranja Drive is proposed for two medical buildings and a drive-thru restaurant. The last neighborhood meeting on this was two and half years ago. Read more about the project here.

Delightful rain last weekend
Last weekend, more than 23,000 acre feet of water fell over Oro Valley. It was mostly a gentle rain. It was the kind that benefits the town's groundwater supplies. More days like that are good!

An awesome holiday display light show
The awesome holiday light show is back. It located at a home at the intersection of W Golf View Drive and W Landoran.  Show starts around 6pm. Well worth seeing.

Next OVCN sports facility hearing in February
The next public hearing on the request by the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene (OVCN) for a major sports facility is in February. It will be held by the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission. At that time, the Commission will vote on whether it approves or does not approve the application. Or, they could approve it with conditions.  After that, the The Oro Valley Town Council will  hear the application. Approval will require a supermajority (three quarters approval) of the council.  

At Wednesday's hearing, town staff planner Hannah Oden stated that the facility will impact views, increase traffic, and increase noise in the area. The only mitigating measure to some of that to is require that the Church not hold more than one event a time. Residents speaking at Tuesday's hearing are staunchly opposed to the project because of its negative impact on their community.

Oro Valley to cut the ribbon on Steam Pump Ranch Garage restoration
"ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Dec. 7, 2022) – The Town of Oro Valley invites the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the Garage building at historic Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle Road) on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. Guest speakers include Mayor Joe Winfield and Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan." (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)