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Find out more about Historic tax rates and making changes or renovations to historic properties.

The Historic Review process is critical in helping to preserve the historic fabric of the West University Neighborhood. Any changes to the exterior of homes within West University must follow the guidelines set forth nationally and locally. Information can be found on the following websites.
Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Standards http://www.nps.gov/tps/standards.htm
State of Arizona Historic Preservation Office SHPO -- http://azstateparks.com/SHPO/index.html
City of Tucson Historic Preservation -- http://www.tucsonaz.gov/historic-preservation
West University Historic Neighborhood -- this website in the Questions and Answers section.

This notice provides 5 pieces of follow-up information regarding the Public Presentations held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015:
1. Materials presented by the Alexander Company Team and the Peach Properties Team are now posted on the Office of Integrated Planning website at
2. Videos of the presentations are also posted on the above website.
3. If you have written Questions or Comments about either or both presentations that you would like shared with either or both teams, they may be submitted to Rebecca Ruopp atRebecca.Ruopp@tucsonaz.gov by Friday, July 31,2015(Please note that this is an extension of an originally announced, earlier date.)
4. Comments/Questions will be provided to the teams for review and response, including possible modifications to the proposals.
5. The responses will be provided to the Selection Committee, made up of City staff with related expertise and stakeholders, for their consideration as they review the technical proposals and formulate a recommendation to be forward to Mayor and Council in November 2015.
Finally, we would like to THANK all of you who joined the almost 200 people for Wednesday night’s presentations.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ruopp at Rebecca.Ruopp@tucsonaz.gov or at (520) 837-6973.

Did you know? Roskruge Bilingual K-8 in the WU neighborhood has teamed up with Mission Gardens as part of a joint appointment between the UA and TUSD. The students are learning about the history of the Sonoran Desert and how to clone and plant fruit trees that were brought to Baja Arizona. Read more about the heritage tree program here.

 Please join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and the Tucson Pima County Historical Commission for the 
2015 Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2015  -  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
The awards highlight the past year’s most impressive and successful preservation projects and the individuals who lead them.
This year's Historic Preservation Award goes to: CoreBanc members: Richard Meir (West University), Les Pierce (Arroyo-Chico) and John Burr (Armory Park). Chris Gans of West University is also honored with this Award. 
The ceremony/reception will be held at the Historic 1937 San Pedro Chapel (In Old Fort Lowell), 5230 East Fort Lowell Rd
The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (T-PCHC) is empowered to further awareness and preservation of historic sites, structures, districts, and character of the City of Tucson, Pima County, and the City of South Tucson. To promote these goals, the commission recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and organizations that have contributed to the achievement of the purposes and objectives of the commission. For more information go to Preserve Tucson.

HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov. 



Thursday, September 3 2015 - 6:30-8:15 PM
Trinity Church - Fellowship Hall (4th Ave. & University Blvd.)
     I.         Call to Order, Roll Call and...
Trinity Church - Fellowship Hall (4th Ave. & University Blvd.)
Thursday, May 5 2015 - 6:30-8:15 PM

Thursday, June 4 2015 * 6:15-8:15 PM * Trinity Church *  Fellowship Hall (4th Ave. & University Blvd.)

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Thursday, April 2 2015 - 6:30-8:15 PM
Trinity Church - Upstairs Room (4th Ave. & University Blvd.)