DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TODS
A. Walkable and Bikable design so light rail users will move within the 1/4 mile without cars.
B. NO DRIVE-IN/DRIVE THRU BUSINESSES
(page 7 of Tucson plan)
a. keep sidewalks safe
b. reduce pollution (no idling cars)
c. shade along sidewalk to encourage walking
d. keep collector streets moving
e. bus lanes/stops must not be blocked
C. Businesses should not negatively affect historic neighborhoods, especially indirect traffic changing the character of the neighborhood by reducing safety along streets for walkers and bikers.
D. The National Environmental Policy Act law covers both biological and physical environment around light rail projects. The EPA does the NEPA for compliance. It is under Section 309 of the clean air act.
Different levels of potential environmental impact effects of actions on the "human environment" are considered both clean air impacts and historic/cultural impacts.
Idling reduces a vehicle’s fuel economy and creates pollution. Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more emissions that contribute to smog and climate change than stopping and restarting your engine does. For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you'll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released (carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming).
NOTE: PHOENIX WAS GIVEN AN F IN AIR QUALITY IN A RECENT NATIONAL STUDY.
Public Meetings have not been held, but it would be good if our four historic neighborhoods had the "special district" designation so each project would be evaluated individually as to how it matches the neighborhood instead of just across the board zoning for all projects that are within the Historic Neighborhood Placetype.
URBAN WALKABIITY CODE
These are the positive zoning projects the Board has encouraged and supported throughout the planning process.. Especially when they are renovating, refurbishing and maintaining the historic character of the four historic neighborhoods..
Uptown Plaza renovation
Joy Ride Taco
Corner on the Market
Lalo bar and grill (at Rise Uptown)
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR
FOUR HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD
Please try and match the original MidCentury Modern Design of the 1950's and 1960's
New projects to support for Medlock Place Neighborhood 2019
RISE UPTOWN HOTEL - Lorenzo Perez project at 400 and 444 West Camelback.
502 W.Camelback- Renovation (2019)
2023. This is now being built
2021 - Alliance Apartments Broadstone which has contributed to an escrow account to help mitigate any traffic problems occurring when open with cross-through traffic from 7th Ave. $25,000
Zoning projects the Board has assisted neighbors with that don't conform to the TOD
and were not approved by the Zoning
Pawn Shop/Liquor Stores - Camelback
Marijuana Clinic - Camelback
Drive through restaurant on Camelback/ 3rd. (illegal along light rail corridors)
High Rise Apts -
Camelback 3rd (within our low density TOD)
(Not apartments within 7th Ave as that is a different TOD high density)