UA student ‘housing’: Maxi-dorm developers rush to make big bucks
The Arizona Daily Star’s banner headline on Sunday was “Luxury for students”. The article by Carli Broseau focused on a run-down (no pun intended) of the development that is in full … Continue reading
Tucson’s 15.9% rental vacancy rate: Mini-dorms in a sick housing market
Each August Tucson– like college towns nationwide– sees a flurry of activity as students move back to town and scramble to find lodging. In recent years, local mini-dorm developers have … Continue reading
Historic preservation: Is history becoming fashionable in Tucson?
When we first went house-hunting in Tucson in the early 1980s, our realtor thought we were crazy because we wanted a house with architectural style and wooden floors. Having lived … Continue reading
Stop dozing our history: Tucson’s historic homes create a ‘sense of place’ (video)
Tucson has a long history of dozing history and later lamenting it. Two prime examples are the Convento, built in 1770 on the west side of the Santa Cruz River and … Continue reading
Save Tucson’s Sign Code: Will tinkering bring back the ugliest street in US?
Cluttered with so many signs that you can hardly see the street, Speedway Blvd. was dubbed the ugliest street in American by Life Magazine in 1970. Being known as “ugly” … Continue reading
Neighbors + Goodman + TPD + media attend candlelight vigil in Jefferson Park (video)
Approximately 50-60 Tucsonans — representing several neighborhoods, including Jefferson Park, Feldman, Palo Verde, El Rio, and others– gathered Friday evening to morn the destruction of yet another old house (above). … Continue reading
Mini-dorm controversy heats up on blogs and the JOLT: Take a video tour of mini-dorms in the Feldman Neighborhood (video)
The destruction of historic neighborhoods to create mini-dorm villages near the University of Arizona has been a hot topic on this blog, on Facebook, and on the JOLT (KJLL, 1330 … Continue reading