Friday, February 3, 2023

Bits and Pieces

Reminder: Draft concept of Vistoso Trails open for your review
The draft Vistoso Trails Master Plan is available on line. There is still time to comment on it. Provide you comments to by February 10 (There is also a community input report that was issued prior to the draft.

"Once feedback is received, the first Master Plan Draft will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) on Feb. 21, and then to Town Council on March 15. The final draft of the Master Plan will be presented to PRAB on April 18, and then to Town Council on May 3. At these meetings, there will be additional opportunities for the public to share feedback" (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

Last chance to enter photo contest
"The Vistoso Community Association [VCA] moved into a new office January 2023. What better way to celebrate our scenic community than to decorate the office walls with photos of the natural beauty surrounding us every day.

Grab you cell phones and/or cameras – take a photo of a stunning sunset, brilliant rainbow, breathtaking mountain view, playful javelina, soaring hawk, budding flowers, blooming cactus or any shot of nature and/or wildlife that captures the beauty of our community.

To enter your favorite photos in the Vistoso Community Association Photo Contest click here and follow the instructions."

Prizes: $150 in Amazon Gift Cards

(Source: VCA media release)

Pink signs flowering as Planning and Zoning Commission hearing looms
You will see a flowering of pink signs when you travel in the area of the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene. OVCN is located on the northeast corner of Concordia and Buena Vista. The signs let those passing through that those who live in the area are unanimously opposed to the rezoning for which OVCN has applied. That rezoning application, if approved, will allow OVCN and a commercial partner to build a huge sports complex. 

This coming Tuesday at 6pm, the Planning and Zoning Commission will host a second public hearing about this in the Oro Valley Council Chambers. Commission members will then consider whether to modify, approve or deny the request after the hearing portion of the meeting is completed. 

Once this hearing is completed, the application will move to the town council for a two-session hearing.

Vote for your favorite Naranja Park splashpad design
"We need your input! The Naranja Park Expansion Project includes the addition of a splashpad. The design team has narrowed the splashpad design to two options. Each design features the same footprint, shade, wall seating, and play zone transitions (tot, family, dynamic) that are accessible to all. They share similar structures such as the OV bucket tower, the custom quail archway and spray features. The main differences are option A includes a multilayered play table and flower spray tower and Option B includes a slide. Please take a look at the options (see link below) and vote on the one you feel will provide users with the best experience. The vote will close on Friday, February 17 at 11:59 p.m. and the winning design will be announced via social media, Town website and weekly email blast on February 23. We appreciate your time and feedback! Click here to vote!"   (Source)

New Surf-Thru Car Wash "will have the best view of any car wash in America"
This past Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council unanimously approved a Surf Thru Express car wash for the Oro Valley Village Center (Marketplace). The car wash will be adjacent to the In-N-Out Burger. It can only be built after meeting certain conditions that relate to the queueing of the cars for bother facilities. Vice Mayor Barrett noted at the meeting that "This car wash will have the best view of any car wash in America!"  According to their web site: "At Surf Thru, we reclaim and recycle our water and most locations are powered by the sun!"
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