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Critics call Tucson's proposed impact fees excessive and illegal

Critics call Tucson's proposed impact fees excessive and illegal

Critics of the city’s proposed new development impact fees say the increases are excessive and the revisions illegally allocate spending in the wrong places.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed UNS Energy buyout gaining support — and conditions

The proposed buyout of Tucson Electric Power Co. parent UNS Energy Corp. by Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. is gathering conditional support among stakeholders.

May 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Failure to update impact fee rules may cost Tucson millions

Failure to update impact fee rules may cost Tucson millions

Tucson could lose out on nearly $3 million in fees it charges new developments because it is so far behind schedule in making state-mandated changes to its impact-fee regulations.

April 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

We've met state goal of groundwater balance

Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City may ease water limits for developers

The Tucson City Council will consider today whether to allow water to be extended to the suburbs for new developments that bring good-paying jobs.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Says housing market is still sensitive to rising prices.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Says industry has benefited from delays in fee increases.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County hiking new-home fees

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry plans to increase roadway development impact fees by $279 for typical single-family homes starting next week.

June 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Builders short on skilled workers

Builders short on skilled workers

"We have a six-year gap in new hires and training," says local residential market analyst Ginger Kneup. Above, drywaller Luis Castro was working in the garage of an A.F. Sterling house in the new Campos Adobes development near Oracle and Magee roads earlier this month.

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Star 200: Southern Arizona's builders short on skilled workers

Star 200: Southern Arizona's builders short on skilled workers

The recovery in the local construction industry could be dampened by a shortage of skilled workers, pushing up the price of commercial and residential developments, officials say.

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
SAHBA touts the latest in home, patio supplies

SAHBA touts the latest in home, patio supplies

Mark Buerger of Patio Pools and Spas gets his company's display ready as preparations are made for today's opening of the three-day SAHBA 2013 Spring Home and Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center.

April 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
SAHBA touts the latest in home, patio supplies

SAHBA touts the latest in home, patio supplies

The SAHBA Spring Home and Patio Show starts today at the Tucson Convention Center, with more than 300 participating exhibitors and vendors.

April 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Two fee breaks OK'd for housing industry

Two fee breaks OK'd for housing industry

The homebuilding industry in Pima County will get two fee breaks aimed at boosting construction.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Two fee breaks OK'd for housing industry

Two fee breaks OK'd for housing industry

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved two fee breaks Tuesday to help stimulate the homebuilding industry.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Local firms take most home-show space

Local firms take most home-show space

Jerry and Yvonne Simmonds tried out a memory foam bed by Visions Bedrooms as Dave Drinkwater talked to them during the SAHBA Spring Home & Patio Show on Friday. Visions Bedrooms is among 287 exhibitors in the show, which continues through Sunday.

April 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Local firms take most home-show space

Local firms take most home-show space

Mike Yost, center, creator of Mancavesite.org, talked to Dale and Desiree Christensen on Friday during the SAHBA home show. Yost presents a session on making a man cave at 1 p.m. today.

April 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Local firms take most home-show space

Local firms take most home-show space

This weekend's SAHBA Home & Patio Show is chock-full of exhibitors, with more than 70 percent of them representing local businesses.

April 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pima County reduces development fees

Pima County will give developers a break on fees for plans and plan extensions because so many projects are on hold due to poor economic conditions.

February 07, 2012 12:10 pmLoading…

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