Historic Landmark Signs: Should Tucson preserve its neon heritage? (video)
Tucson’s stringent 1980s sign code (plus multiple street-widening projects) have done much to clean up the billboards and over-sized signs on our streets, but every good law can stand some … 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
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
Contemplating Tucson: Kozachik releases city’s Strategic Work Plan
In a recent e-mail blast, Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Kozachik released a long and varied list of projects that the City Council will be contemplating and potentially voting upon … Continue reading
City Council unanimously votes ‘business friendly’– twice
The Tucson City Council unanimously voted business friendly twice at last night’s meeting– approving a new Land Use Code requiring fewer parking spaces and approving a billboard along Tucson’s scenic … Continue reading
Tucson Sign Code: Big sign cheerleaders need effectiveness data (updated)
Business-friendly whiners made the front page of the Arizona Daily Star today– with old news. The story– Tough Times Make City’s Sign Code a Target— features three business owners who … Continue reading
7-0: Mayor and Council sell out to sign industry on scenic route vote
After hearing several Tucsonans– including former City Councilman Brent Davis– speak in favor of keeping the current Scenic Corridor Sign Code or fixing just the problem area along Houghton Road, … Continue reading