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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 9:27 PM
Qwijib0 Qwijib0 is offline
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Movement on the Main Gate Square hotel project. Not clear if it's still slated to be a Residence Inn, though.

http://tucson.com/news/local/educati...9f8fdc6c2.html



http://www.hcwdevelopment.com/news-h...son,-az-28.php
Hope there's a paycheck deduction option, I'd pay $12 biweekly.
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Two new tenants coming to the Houghton Town Center (Houghton Road and Old Vail Road). Currently the center has a Walmart, Panda Express, and a Discount Tire. The center will get a Brake Masters, to open sometime in 2015. The big news though is that the first free-standing Emergency Room in the Tucson are is set to open late in 2015 in the Houghton Town Center. I've long thought that a hospital was needed on the southeast side, as the closest to the fast-growing area is St. Joe's on Wilmot, just north of Broadway. Though this isn't a full hospital, obviously an ER there could help save lives. Here's the article (not sure when it was written): http://realestatedaily-news.com/tag/...print=pdf-page

Also, while on the subject of Houghton Rd., as some, if not all of you know, the intersection of Houghton and Broadway is now widened and opened, and the project is just beginning widening Houghton from Broadway to 22nd Street. Also, of course, the Houghton widening project is complete and opened from Irvington to Valencia. It appears the last of the southern projects will start next year. According to an AZ Daily Star article from August 25, 2014, (http://tucson.com/news/local/road-ru...8080515c9.html) three segments will be started next year.
"Pieces of Houghton currently being done, or still in the works, include:
- Irvington to Valencia is about done, needing just some signage and small erosion protection additions after the rains.
- The Houghton/Broadway intersection is about 80 percent done.
- The Houghton/Broadway Park and Ride project will begin Sept. 4.
- Broadway to 22nd Street utilities are being relocated for an anticipated October start to construction.
- The bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad is expected to start construction in June 2015.
- The bridge to I-10 is 80 percent designed, and also expected to start construction in June 2015.
- Funding for Valencia to Old Vail/Mary Ann Cleveland Way was just approved, with construction slated for April of 2015."
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So, this is a little off the topic of Tucson, but still important for the area, and urban growth in general, but not sure if anyone saw 60 Minutes on CBS this last Sunday (11/23/14). The first segment was titled, 'Falling Apart: America's Neglected Infrastructure'. Though the segment focussed on bridges and roads, it also mentioned the need for airport improvements - including new runways and a better air-traffic control system, seaport improvements, and High-Speed Rail. The segment mentioned that this is not only a safety issue, but also an economic issue for the United States, and highlighted that this is an issue that the US Chamber of Commerce and unions have actually come together and agreed on.

Here's a link the the segment. I urge everyone to take a look at it: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/falling-...nfrastructure/
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So, this is a little off the topic of Tucson, but still important for the area, and urban growth in general, but not sure if anyone saw 60 Minutes on CBS this last Sunday (11/23/14). The first segment was titled, 'Falling Apart: America's Neglected Infrastructure'. Though the segment focussed on bridges and roads, it also mentioned the need for airport improvements - including new runways and a better air-traffic control system, seaport improvements, and High-Speed Rail. The segment mentioned that this is not only a safety issue, but also an economic issue for the United States, and highlighted that this is an issue that the US Chamber of Commerce and unions have actually come together and agreed on.

Here's a link the the segment. I urge everyone to take a look at it: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/falling-...nfrastructure/
Saw parts of it and, although many here many know this is a major issue, others do not. In Tucson, I'm thankful we're getting the new air traffic control tower and I believe a new runway is in the works but, on one of the most basic levels of infrastructure, our roads are just deplorable. Until we can convince the 49% of people who voted against our latest road improvement initiative that this is a major problem for everyone, we'll continue to suffer.
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