Below are notes from Diana Rhoades at the Ward 1 about a proposed student housing project that would be located at the Franklin Street Docks area (where the Day of the Dead parade ends). An informational meeting was held on Aug. 8th, 2012. The development would be for ~750 students and would incorporate the land around the Steinfeld building as well. There are several partners in the project including Capstone, TownWest, Texla, and Cube3 (architects). They have yet to complete a full feasibility study and haven't nailed down any more than a general design. The building would be 5 stories with a parking structure along the tracks. The plan calls for a private courtyard on the main site and a public courtyard/art space in the area next to the south side of the Steinfeld building.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the pruning workshop and subsequent pruning work around the neighborhood! Over 15 people participated in the workshop and pruning of tree in the garden and elsewhere.
Also thanks to the large number of people trimming their own yard and right-of-way trees who signed up to have their trimmings turned into mulch to enhance soils in our neighborhood.
Come out and help prune Dunbar/Spring's street trees and mulch our water-harvesting basins and soils!
Learn the ropes through this free pruning workshop and work party led by Brad Lancaster and Gary Wittwer of the City of Tucson. Keep trees healthy; learn about native, edible, and wildlife friendly plants, and water harvesting; provide mulch for healthy soils; all while beautifying the neighborhood, and making pedestrian walkways clear and walkable.
We have a mural! Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funded several art projects in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood including this mural, completed on April 29th, 2012. If you would like to see it go to the intersection of University Blvd. and 11th Ave.
Thanks to everyone who helped paint as well as those who made the grant possible.
Last year was another blowout of pie creation and incredible taste. The pies were so popular, we nearly had a riot on our hands when we were running low on pie at only 5:30 p.m., halfway through the event. So if you thought about baking a pie last year but didn't, this is your time to shine! We all want to experience what your ovens have to offer... There's plenty of time to experiment and practice between now and then, so don't be shy.
Be sure to browse the 2011 pie photos on the website for ins/pie/ration.
Please help us spread the word, tell all of your pie-loving friends to bake a pie, and as always, come help us Eat More Pie.