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* Grant Road Construction
* Park Ave Improvements
* Banner and Lester Construction
* Maintaining contributing properties to Historic District
* Landlord education/support
* Loose dogs and dog waste
* Health and History Walk -2.25 mile signed walk in Jefferson Park utilizing the sidewalks and projected walkways * needs research, printing, and $ support.
* Little Free Library – constructing little libraries on edges of private property with “take a book/leave a book” system, needs carpenters
* Oral History Project – collecting the stories of the people of JP
* Porch Fest – needs porches and musicians
WHEN: Sunday April 19 * WHERE: International School Playground
What’s an important neighborhood issue for 2015? Just a few minutes ago I thought about the jet helicopters landing on the UMC helipad that shake the nearby houses -on election day-Blackhawks! I am all for bringing patients in safely, But for no other reasons. I hope Banner Health will have an opportunity to stop that practice. This is a densely occupied area and Banner’s projected 11 story building will cause a precarious situation.
Neighbors have lived with a number of house shakings, window rattlings, and animals running for cover. This last time was the worst I’ve felt. We are not part of a game. No more unnecessary powerful visits. They just don’t have to. Two years ago the water line under the bathroom floor broke and had to be replaced. The shaking from these overflights could be a reason. The noise is very high pitched and LOUD.
This is the time to address the issue with the new owner–Banner Health! Additionally, we need access to the traffic signal at Elm by way of Martin. This neighborhood fought exceedingly hard for that signal to keep us safer. When they built the Ring Road I requested one way…out from Martin only, so the hospital traffic wouldn’t be able to use our neighborhood. We have to be able to exit there. Without it, people will be driving onto Campbell and darting over to be able to make a quick left and create accidents. We earned access to that light. Neighbors really have to stand firm in these discussions.
(Lynne – on Linden
New building: Banner plans to construct a new eleven story hospital west of the existing Diamonds Children’s Hospital. That hospital will be attached to the existing hospital at several levels. The older part of the hospital complex built in 1967 will be repurposed or demolished. The new hospital will transition several of the functions of the old hospital, i.e. surgery suites, x-ray facilities to the new facility.
Neighborhood Historic Status: JP remains vigilant to protect the historic status of the neighborhood and made that clear to the Banner representatives. Jonathan Mabry, of the City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office, was in attendance and supported the neighborhood. (Joan Daniels)F