Updates on the Campbell Avenue Enhancement Project

I recently asked for an update about projects in the neighborhood and received this email from Sam Credio

Thank you for your interest in the Campbell Avenue Enhancement Project. Your timing couldn’t be more perfect! I am scheduled to give an update to the Campbell Avenue Business Partnership on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church, 3255 N. Campbell Avenue.

We have finalized design and submitted the funding authorization package to ADOT back in May 2014. The funding for this project has been approved which will allow us to move forward with advertising the project for construction bids. Through the public process, we identified the best time to construct this project is during the summer months to minimize impacts to the surrounding businesses. As a result, we are anticipating a May 2015 start date for construction with a duration of 90-120 days.

I’ve attached two documents for you to share with your neighborhood association. The first is a presentation I made earlier this year to update the community on the progress of the project. At that time we added several landscaping features to the project and we asked for feedback on whether to select a lush green plant pallette or a desert plant pallette. The overwhelming response was in support of the lush green option. This has since been implemented into the plans and is largely what I will discuss at Wednesday’s meeting. The second document attached is a Frequently Asked Questions form that includes some great information about the project. This should answer most of your questions but I’d be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Thank you,
Sam

Sam Credio, P.E.
Engineering Manager
Tucson Department of Transportation
D 520.837.6641
C 520.345.0578

My Magic Carport – Vicki Mills

My Magic Carport Vicki Mills, July 15, 2014

About a month ago, there was a story in the Saturday paper about Catholic Social Services collecting items for all the immigrant children being brought to Nogales. The article listed the kinds of things they wanted to collect for the children. I sent an email to my neighborhood association about the article, since I know many people don’t get the paper anymore, and I said I would collect items and deliver them. I told people just to leave things in my carport, giving them a deadline of Monday morning to drop things off.
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Campbell Avenue Revitalization- Grant Road to Fort Lowell Road

Campbell Avenue Revitalization- Grant Road to Fort Lowell Road

Project Happenings:

This project is in final design. TDOT Project Manager, Sam Credio is managing the final design and construction.  If you have any questions about the project please contact Sam at 520-837-6641 or sam.credio@tucsonaz.gov.

via Transportation Enhancement and Safe Route to School Grant Projects | The Official Website for the City of Tucson, Arizona.

The “lush” option was chosen for the center of Campbell. Trees will be coming to the center lane.

Sam Credio sent the following email which contained the presentation that was given at the most recent meeting.

Campbell Avenue Enhancement Project – January 2014

Greetings,
You are receiving this email because you attended the open house on January 28, 2014 regarding the upcoming Campbell Avenue enhancements (See attached presentation). At this meeting, two landscape concepts were presented for the proposed landscaped median islands: A “Lush” green concept and a native “Desert” concept. These concepts were presented in response to feedback received at a previous meeting.
Based on the input received, TDOT has selected the “Lush” concept. This concept includes trees, shrubs and ground cover. As a result,  an irrigation system will be installed to irrigate the medians and planters alike.
Additionally, TDOT has identified an opportunity to include an etched logo on the concrete planters. Attached is a concept that has been approved by the Ward 3 office.
TDOT is now moving forward with finalizing the plans and preparing the funding package to be submitted to ADOT. It is anticipated that construction will not begin until 2015 to avoid negative impacts to the surrounding businesses.
On behalf of TDOT, I sincerely appreciate your participation on this project. Please feel free to visit the project website for more information:
Regards,
Sam
Sam Credio, P.E.
Engineering Project Manager
City of Tucson
Transportation Department
D 520.837.6641
C 520.345.0578
F 520.791.4238

Tax Preparation Help

Income tax preparation help will be available for seniors at the Ward 3 office again this year, 1510 E Grant Rd in the community room

Tuesdays from 1 PM until 5 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM until noon.

Starting Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Here is the post from the Ward 3 news announcement

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program once again opens at the Ward 3 Council Office (in the Community Room) on Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m.  1510 E. Grant Road.  Volunteers will be at this location each Tuesday through April 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning February 15 through April 12. Volunteers will prepare tax returns free of charge to eligible low-income families and individuals. No appointment necessary, clients are taken on a first-come, first served basis. Those wishing to receive assistance must bring a picture I.D. and original social security card for each family member, proof of income, including W2 and 1099 forms, documentation of deductible expenses, prior year tax return if possible, and account routing numbers for those wanting to have direct deposit of refunds.

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day

Greetings Neighbors and Fellow Buffelgrass Eradicators,

Saturday, January 25th is our 7th Annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day!

Buffelgrass is an invasive species that poses a threat not only our gorgeous Sonoran Desert but also to our homes, schools, and businesses. The Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and other groups are hosting buffelgrass removal events at sites all across the Tucson valley. We need your help!
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Getting Up to Speed:  Ward 3 Transportation Projects

Just as I get a response to my query with the RT people I get this notice in the mail. I will be attending this session. I will share what I learn.

Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance, Inc.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Woods Library
3455 North First Avenue

Program
 
Getting Up to Speed:  Ward 3 Transportation Projects
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