The tentative meeting agenda for this Thursday is:
Update on The Junction project
Update from Jason Alexander on restaurant project
Reports from the Basketball and Parking Committees
4th of July party committee and budget
Neighborhood plan for the 25 bumpouts
Possible presentation from Hopyard
Report from Downtown Links
Report from CCRC
Please let us know if there is anything missing. See you all Thursday at 6:30pm at Fluxx.
The tentative meeting agenda for this Thursday is:
IRON HORSE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: MINUTES FROM REGULAR MEETING ON APRIL 18, 2013
Mik called the meeting to order.
Introductions were given by all guests attending the meeting
Our Tucson Police Dept Officer gave a recent crime report for the area.
Dante from Fluxx explained his roof repair project. He has applied for a local grant to obtain some funding to fix the hole in the roof. He asked that we all go to the Intuit’s facebook page and “Like” Fluxx to vote for his company. A discussion was also held regarding IHNA helping with additional funding to fix the roof. In the past, IHNA has donated tips money from the Beer Booth to Fluxx. Erika made a motion that IHNA donate $1500 to Fluxx to help with the roof repairs. Craig and Andrea seconded. The motion passed with none objecting.
Donovan Durband from Parkwise reported on the new metered parking that is coming. We do have some options to manage our small parking availability. An IHNA parking committee will be assembled to work with Donovan about developing a plan for IHNA.
Keri Silvyn from The Juction development team presented the new proposed details on The Junction building.
· They have tried to accommodate all the requests and concerns of the IHNA. The height of the building has been reduced to 4 stories from the original 5. This reduces the number of units to 232 bedrooms.
· All outside balconies have been removed from the rooms.
· Some of the setbacks have been reduced on the north, south and east sides of the buildings. They have requested that 95 gallon APC’s (garbage bins) be used, instead of the larger metal waste bins.
· Off-street parking space plans have been submitted that reduce the number of spaces from 197 to 135
· The landscaping will be consistent with what is in the neighborhood now.
· Royal Management will have a Rep at our monthly IHNA meetings
Jason Alexander, a local resident with connection to the Magpie’s restaurant and the Kalil family, presented his proposed new restaurant and bar on the corner of 9th Street and 4th Avenue. He currently owns other restaurants in the Tucson area. This new place is just in the planning stages. He will be in contact with us in the future as plans get solidified.
Craig gave a report on the Mural Project that is ready to go. He is working with the Tucson Arts Brigade on the 80’ mural to be done in our Iron Horse Park. Will most likely be completed in Sept or October, when it is cooler.
The beautiful new table in the garden has been completed by Artist Kathy Spain. It contains a memorial to Esther Moore who was very instrumental in our community garden. Many drawings by local children were also incorporated into the overall designs. A dedication gathering will be held soon, to celebrate the new table and benches in our garden.
Rick presented the latest news from the University of Arizona. The Spring Fling carnival will most likely be held next year on the Central Mall of the University, where it was held many years ago. Attendance at the Racetrack on 1st and River Roads has been falling and therefore, revenue for the UA committees has also.
Public Comment Information for the MDR and IPP variance requests of the Junction at Iron Horse development.
Public comments accepted 4/23/13-5/13/13.
There will be a neighborhood meeting this Thursday, April 18th at 6:30pm at Fluxx Studios, 414 E. 9th. Representatives from The Junction will be in attendance and it is likely the last chance for neighborhood residents to offer input about the project before it is reviewed by the City for approval.
The meeting agenda is:
1.) Fluxx repair project
2.) Donovan Durband of Parkwise regarding neighborhood parking options
3.) The Junction Project, overview and update of the new parking plan and modification of development regulations submitted to City of Tucson
4.) Jason Alexander regarding new restaurant in space on 9th and 4th
5.) Mural project update
6.) Garden report
7.) Treasurer’s report and street fair update
8.) CCRC report
Hope to see everyone there!
Tucson High has shared the following information in light of neighborhood concerns about traffic, noise and light in recent weeks:
Tucson High Home Track Meets:
- Wednesday, April 10 3:30 – 7pm
- Thursday, April 11 4:30 – 7pm
- Wednesday, April 17 3:30 – 7pm
- Monday, April 22 4:00 - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 22 4 - 9:30 pm
- Thursday, May 23 times TBA [but judging by last year, I would expect pandemonium and crazy parking all afternoon til about 10:30 PM -AB]
The Junction developers have agreed to substantial changes to the project based on our suggestions and have agreed to my request to present them at another special meeting at The Fluxx Studio on 9th. The special meeting will be held on Tuesday. April 2nd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Please compile a list of questions to be answered by the Junction development team by sending them to Keri Sylvan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also requested that Ernie Duarte from the city attend the meeting and present as the first speaker to give us an idea as to what are the best case scenarios and worst case scenarios with the current zoning at that location.
I will request decorum at this special meeting and will ask disruptive people to leave the meeting.
The agenda is as follows:
- 6:00-6:10 pm Opening and introductions
- 6:10-6:20 pm Ernie Duarte zoning presentation
- 6:20-6:30 pm Questions and answers to Ernie Duarte
- 6:30-6:50 pm Presentation from Junction development team
- 6:50-7:20 pm Questions and answers to the Junction team
- 7:20-7:30 pm Neighborhood discussion
Mik White, IHNA Chair
Here are the quick revisions that we have requested from the Junction Project management team. They have also provided a list of benefits to the neighborhood for our review.
The City of Tucson has posted a notice inviting public comments about The Junction’s request for a parking plan.
The request proposes to provide 135 off-street parking spaces for a 297 bedroom student housing project. The standard requirement for a development of this size is 253 spaces.
Comments will be accepted from 3/20-4/09. They can be sent to
PO Box 27210
Tucson, Arizona 85726-7210
Please also plan to attend our neighborhood general meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 PM, at FLUXX gallery - 414 E. 9th Street.
The developers will be attending the meeting to talk about their proposed plans, changes in plans, and parking requirements. Also attending the meeting will be Donovan Durband from ParkWise, and he will also be discussing the parking circumstances of the proposal and the neighborhood in general.
See you there!
Photo / recon credit: Craig Gray