The Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association and Pie Allen Neighborhood Association are working jointly to establish a Neighborhood Preservation Zone (NPZ) that will help to protect the integrity of these unique neighborhoods. The explicit goals of establishing such a zone are:
Designing Safe Space
Creating Green Space
Maintain Historic and Cultural Fabric
Support Space to Encourage Informal Interaction and Walkability
An NPZ is a special type of rezoning, defined in the City of Tucson's development code. Properties within the zone are held to a design standard and undergo an additional design review when seeking building permits. This additional review helps guide public facing changes to the neighborhood. Information about an NPZ works and how it affects property owners is available on the City of Tucson website.
You can also read the draft design manual that will help guide development in the Rincon Heights and Pie Allen neighborhoods here. PLEASE NOTE that, at the time this page is last modified (4/6/22), this is still a draft, living document.
To help property owners within the zone understand how this change could affect them, the neighborhood is hosting two upcoming events.
NPZ Virtual Q&A Session April 23rd, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Registration Link Join this virtual Q&A session where a panel of experts from the City of Tucson and the neighborhood will be available to answer your specific questions about the rezoning and provide feedback.
We hope to see you at one or both of these events! Email rinconheightsnpz at gmail com for questions or comments.