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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

http://thevailvoice.com/media/vail-voice-09-15-webmag.pdf

See pg. 3, 'Civano Parcel near Fantasy Island'.

"As of August 10, a portion of the City
of Tucson's Civano Parcel has been
listed for sale online at the following
location:
http://www.cbre.us/o/tucson/
properties/civano/Pages/overview.
aspx

On June 23, the Mayor and Council
directed City staff to proceed with the
land sale as it was presented at the
June 2 public meeting, retaining a
portion as public open space for
Fantasy Island trails, and offering a
portion for sale in a competitive bid
process.

In July, the boundary of the property
to be sold was finalized by survey.
City staff and a representative of the
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
worked directly on site with the
surveyors to ensure that the survey
reflected the conceptual boundary
presented at the June 2 public
meeting.

After the survey was completed,
the City ordered an appraisal of the
property, which is currently under
review and will be complete this
week.

‘The intent is to sell the property
to the offeror with the highest bid
at or above the appraised value.
Staff expects to return to Mayor
and Council in November for
consideration of the highest offer(s)."


Listing here: http://www.cbre.us/o/tucson/properties/civano/Pages/overview.aspx
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sad to see that it's likely to be built on and losing some of the trails there, but at least they are setting aside a part of the land to keep some of the trail system in tact. It's a great place to introduce folks to mtb without getting them in over their heads.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes this is true. They have set aside a good portion of the city land. The State land(the vast majority) is not. For the moment anyway. We have some other things we're working on at FI with the city. Good stuff!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

As of right now the vast majority of Fantasy Island is still safe. The City only owns a very small portion of land there the rest is owned by the state. I would say its maybe 15% of the whole area. It does though affect a few trails but the advoc groups worked hard with the City to try and save as much trail as possible though a few of the off shoot trails will probably be lost. Plus this still hinges on whether or not someone buys the land and then who buys the land. IMO the most useful section out there is the part that runs along Harrison. I personally don't see a housing development buying that land since its just such a small portion of build-able land off the road since the state is not selling their portion. If the buyer only buys the land for the portion along Harrison hardly any trails will be lost and they can easily be replaced out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just got this:

Quote:
Greetings,
You are receiving this email because you participated in a public meeting, submitted comments, or have asked to receive notifications regarding the City of Tucson’s sale of land known as the “Civano Parcel.”

On November 17, the City Council approved the sale of 173 acres of the Civano Parcel to Mattamy Homes. The remaining ~110 acres of the parcel will remain as City-owned open space for the Fantasy Island mountain bike trails.

Mattamy now has a 90-day period during which they can conduct due diligence before they close on the property.

For more information on the Council action, Mattamy homes, and the sale, refer to https://www.tucsonaz.gov/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1502&doctype=AGENDA.

If you have further questions, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

James MacAdam, MPA, LEED-AP

Policy and Planning Specialist
Office of Integrated Planning
City of Tucson
520.837.4068
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is exactly what was discussed at the meeting. Should be no surprise. They have carved out 110 acres that will stay intact as open space. In addition, there may be other parts of the area developed but this is still in it's infancy stage. It will likely be a few years before any construction takes place as it takes a lot of environmental studies before the land can be built on. Nothing to worry about in the immediate future.

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