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Despites recommendations from staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve, the Oro Valley Town Council rejected a proposal to allow the St. Mark Catholic Church to build a new sanctuary that would reach 45 feet in height.
Last Friday, the Interfaith Community Services ceremoniously broke ground for its food bank expansion. Construction of the 2,700-square-foot food bank will begin late spring; it is expected to be completed by late fall.
Following Ventana Medical Systems' announcement to add as many as 500 jobs in Southern Arizona, state and local governments have made public their plans to provide incentives to the company.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Gov. Jan Brewer, left, and Ventana Medical President Hany Massarany, second from right, answer questions from the media Wednesday, when Brewer and Massaranay announced Ventana's plans to invest $180 million and add 500 jobs over a five-year period in Oro Valley's Innovation Park.
Train traffic may be increasing from Tucson to Phoenix soon, as Union Pacific continues expansion of its rail lines, with plans for parallel tracks running across the state’s Sunset Line by 2011.
Nick Smith/The Explorer, A Union Pacific train waits on a sidetrack until the route north is clear. The railroad is in the middle of a billion-dollar project to double track its lines across the Southwest, doubling rail traffic.
Feb. 9, 2005 - A proposal to adjust inmate criteria to allow more serious offenders into the privately-run state prison in Marana could be the first step toward an expansion, roughly doubling the size of the current facility, if approved.
Voters will have the chance to decide in November whether to approve a $22.34 million bond that would be used to fund a new Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) facility.
Securaplane Technologies, a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial and military aircraft, has made the move from its former location at Foothills Business Park into a newly-constructed 55,000 square foot facility that will house 180 employees in Oro Valley’s Innovation Park. Securaplane’s strong market growth has made it necessary to increase the size of its operations to support production programs for business jet, air transport, rotorcraft and military customers.
Economic development is the process in which governments or community organizations engage to stimulate or maintain business activity and/or employment. The principal goal of economic development is to be a catalyst for employment opportunities in sectors that improve the region or community using existing human, natural and institutional resources. Within this framework are the “three pillars” that define most of what is considered to be economic development:
The public got a chance to express concerns over Oro Valley’s plan to annex 107 acres into Town limits during the April 18 public hearing.
The $130 million expansion at the Casino Del Sol opened on Nov. 11 with a ribbon cutting and salute to America’s veterans.
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.
Science and math programs are expected to improve at the Pima Community College Northwest Campus with the completion of an $11 million expansion that will be celebrated this week.
Northwest Medical Center just got bigger and more hi-tech after the completion of a $50 million surgical wing.
PHOENIX -- The decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to push through Medicaid expansion in the recently ended legislative session over the objections of most members of her own party left the GOP in Arizona deeply divided.
Flanked by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, and numerous stakeholders that included AARP Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer today signed historic legislation that will restore and expand Medicaid coverage for thousands of vulnerable Arizonans.
Northwest Medical Center (NMC) last week broke ground for a $46 million expansion that will deliver a new surgical wing and add four minimally invasive operating room (OR) suites to the existing dozen ORs in the hospital.
A lengthy discussion over the implementation of an economic expansion zone (EEZ) in Innovation Park took place in the Oro Valley council chambers on Oct. 3.
A controversial building expansion is one step closer to reality in Marana.
November 1, 2006 - First, store and local officials made welcoming speeches. Then, the doors flung open and the invited guests filed into the town's newest retailer, greeted with the sound of trumpets. Once packed inside, they ate a catered breakfast while serenaded by a string quartet.
The Town of Marana held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Tuesday to celebrate the expansion of LifeNet, which will now be at the town's airport 24 hours a day. Members of council, along with public safety representatives from the Marana Police Department and Fire Department were on scene for the event.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $1.27 billion budget for next fiscal year that maintains service levels despite ongoing reductions in revenues.
Pima Community College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the newly-renovated Campus Resource Center.
Members of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of simpleview recently celebrated the company's expansion.