Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bits and Pieces

New segment of The Loop adds safety, recreation connection in Oro Valley
"Oro Valley has a new half-mile multiuse path segment of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop that provides a quick and safe connection to the regional trail system. In partnership with the Pima County Regional Flood Control District, the new segment, which is north of the Oro Valley Hospital, extends the pathway further north and connects to Rancho Vistoso Boulevard. Previously, users had to cycle or walk along Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and through Big Wash, traveling over dirt sections, to directly connect to The Loop. The new segment is now paved and striped, separating users from the road." (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

Planning and Zoning Commission considers general plan amendment next week
The Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a general plan amendment and two zoning changes for a parcel in Rancho Vistoso. The hearing is scheduled next Tuesday at 6pm in town council chambers.  The parcel is located south of Moore Loop Road. It is on the west bank of Big Wash. The land is designated in the 2016 General Plan for a school. However, the Amphi School District has concluded that one is not necessary. The land is now under the control of Vistoso Partners. The request is to rezone the land for medium density residential, the land designation prior to it being designated for a school. The plan is to build 59 homes on the property. Read more about this request here and here. This is yet another Paul Oland project.

Jacobs received compensation for 2022-23
Interim Town Manager Chris Cornelison, responding to a question at the 2023 Town Manager Recommended Budget session in May, noted that former town manger Mary Jacobs has been receiving compensation from the town for the full year.  Jacobs left her post at the end of September.

New town manager Jeff Wilkins is expect to start mid month.