Qwest expansion OK’d - Tucson Local Media: Pima Pinal

Qwest expansion OK’d

Communications company to shield facility from view

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:00 pm

The Marana Town Council unanimously approved rezoning a portion of land near Cortaro Farms and Hartman roads, paving the way for an expansion of the Qwest Communications facility there.

When the area was annexed into the town in 1990, the Qwest property was mistakenly zoned for residential uses.

The council’s decision last week rezoned three parcels of land, two for commercial uses for Qwest and one nearby for residential uses.

The new Qwest building will serve as a base of operations for 60 or so technicians as they are sent to jobs throughout the area.

The rezoning plan drew fire from some residents of the 275-house Cortaro Ranch subdivision across the street.

Some residents worried that the expansion would diminish their property values as well as increase traffic along Hartman Road.

Further inspection by a third-party appraiser determined that six houses across from the new facility would see about a 2 percent decline in value, said Mark Sprouls, one of the residents opposed to the telecommunications company expansion.

Officials from Qwest have said they will build a wall around the property, bordering the road, and landscape the area to blend in with the nearby neighborhood.

© 2016 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Clutch - X-Ray Visions

More Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Spacer4px

Online poll

The Marana capital improvements improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

The town of Marana is looking at ways to do capital improvements to the oldest neighborhoods in Marana. Over the next few months the town will survey older neighborhoods and see what amenities they need and form a plan to make sure neighborhoods have paved roads, sidewalks, adequate drainage, lighting and even pocket parks. “We want to make sure that every neighborhood has a base standard for infrastructure,” said Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson. The improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

Total Votes: 13

Loading…

How do you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women?

During the Jan. 20 town council meeting, a vote was unanimously passed to look into the feasibility of a “Memorial Public Art Project,” at the request of Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding to potentially be placed somewhere in the town to honor military veterans and first responders. Though no concrete plans were then ready to act on, there was a show of overwhelming support for such project from residents and staff alike during the council meeting. In an effort to poll to community at-large, The Explorer would like to know how you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women.

Total Votes: 25

Loading…

Follow us on Facebook