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  • Status of Bond Projects

    Pima County’s project delivery process for completing these projects has become a model adopted by other governmental agencies in Pima County, Phoenix and Texas.

    Completed Bond Programs

    1997 Sewer Revenue
    2004 Sewer Revenue
    2006 General Obligation (Behavioral Health Facilities)

    Substantially Completed Bond Programs

    1997 General Obligation
    2004 General Obligation
    2014 General Obligation (Pima Animal Care Center)

    Active Bond Programs

    1997 HURF (Transportation)

    2014 General Obligation Bond Program, Pima Animal Care Center - Substantially Complete

    For the latest on the constuction, see our Construction Progress page.

    Construction of the new Pima Animal Care Center  was completed in December 2017 and renovation of the old facility was completed in July 2018. A fence with controlled access vehicular gates was completed in December 2019 to secure the front of the facility when not open for public, and to reduce the staffing demand of drop-offs prior to opening and after closing. Approximately $575,000 in bond proceeds remain. Additional improvements to the facility are being evaluated, as well as possible off-site services and improved storage for large food donations. 

    1997 General Obligation Bond Program - Substantially Complete

    In May 1997, Pima County voters approved $257 million in general obligation bonds for a variety of capital improvement projects throughout Pima County, including within cities and towns.

    Completed bond projects include:

    • A new adult detention facility, a new juvenile detention facility and court complex, and 11 Superior Court courtrooms
    • 2 new libraries, 5 new pools, 8 new community centers, 11 new or expanded regional parks, 16 neighborhood parks, 9 miles of river parks, expansion of Tucson Mountain Park and acquisition of Canoa Ranch
    • A levee along seven miles of the northern bank of the Santa Cruz River protecting a major portion of Marana
    • Expansion of the Sahuarita Landfill, closure of the Tangerine Landfill, and many other facility improvements.

    Final Project to be Completed by 2021

    SW-2   Ina Road Landfill Closure – Pima County

    On March 9, 2018 the Bond Advisory Committee recommended bond proceeds remaining from the El Camino del Cerro Environmental Remediation bond project be reallocated to begin closure activities at the Ina Road landfill. The required bond ordinance amendment was publicly noticed and the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on April 17, 2018 prior to approving the amendment. The plans and specifications for the Ina Road landfill closure have been completed and approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The Ina Road Landfill closure project includes two phases: 1) re-grading of the landfill surface to establish a base for imported fill and storm water management features, and 2) importing and placing additional cover material, and construction of required additional components such as final storm water management features. Phase I is currently under construction with completion planned for the summer of 2020. Phase II is planned for next fiscal year, dependent on funding availability. The remaining $967,523 in 1997 bond proceeds will be completely expended to fund a portion of Phase I.

    2004 General Obligation Bond Program - Substantially Complete

    In May 2004, Pima County voters approved $582.2 million in General Obligation bonds for a variety of capital improvement projects and land acquisitions throughout Pima County, including within cities, towns and tribal areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Completed bond projects include:

    • A new emergency communications system used by 55 emergency service providers
    • A new public service center, public health center and interagency victim advocacy center
    • New and improved libraries, community centers, museums, parks and recreational facilities
    • Hundreds of new affordable housing units
    • Many miles of new flood control improvements
    • Hundreds of acres purchased to prevent urban encroachment on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
    • Thousands of acres purchased to serve as mitigation for future development while expanding             nature-based recreational opportunities
    • Rehabilitation of historic buildings and purchase of priority archaeological sites

    Final Two Projects Under Construction

    FC5.04   El Rio Golf Course Neighborhood Drainage Improvement

    The El Rio Watershed drainage study was completed in April 2019 and presented at public meetings in May and June. Construction of certain elements of the project started in October, but the detention basin infrastructure was postponed at the City of Tucson’s request. The construction schedule has been revised to start in April 2020 and be completed in June 2020, at which time all 2004 bond proceeds will have been expended.

    NR2.09  Neighborhood Reinvestment Five Points Intersection Gateway – City of Tucson

    The purpose of this City of Tucson managed project is to provide an artistic gateway at the multi-street intersection downtown known as Five Points. Designed through the combined efforts of four neighborhoods – Barrio Viejo, Barrio Santa Rosa, Santa Rita Park, Armory Park – and the Five Points Business Coalition, this project is intended to reflect the history, culture and community spirit of the people living and working immediately next to downtown Tucson. Construction is underway, the County’s bond funding has been fully expended and the remainder of the project will be completed in April 2020.

    1997 HURF Revenue Bond Program – Active

    During the first half of Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1 through December 31, 2019), the transportation bond project DOT-57 Ina Road - Shannon Road to La Cholla Boulevard Sidewalks and the Speed Management Study were completed.

    Remaining Pima County Managed Projects

    1. DOT-32, Kolb Road - Sabino Road to Sunrise Drive: Under development. Construction to start in summer

    2. DOT-59, Road Repair and Pavement Preservation: Construction to be completed by end of June 2020,
         with the exception of Speedway Blvd – Painted Hills Rd to Camino de Oeste. 

    3. DOT-57, Safety Improvements: The following projects are under development or under construction.

        • Speedway Blvd - Painted Hills Rd to Camino de Oeste: Under development.  Construction to start in
           summer 2020.
        • King Canyon Trailhead Parking: Under development.
        • Bopp Rd - Sarasota Blvd at Kinney Rd Improvements: Under development. Construction to start in
           spring 2020.
        • SMART Transportation Data Network: Under development.
        • White Elementary School - Pistor Middle School: Under construction.
        • Skyline Dr. at Sunrise Dr. Intersection Improvements: Under development. Construction to start in
           summer 2020.
        • Sign Panel Replacement: Under development. Procurement Spring 2020.
        • Tanque Verde Rd at Tanque Verde Loop Rd: Under construction.

    Remaining City of Tucson Managed Projects

    1. DOT-29, Houghton Road - Golf Links Road to Interstate 10: The Union Pacific Railroad to Interstate 10
         phase is complete. Additional bond funding will be contributed to the remaining phases of the project.

    2. DOT-56, Broadway Boulevard - Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road: Construction has begun and is
         scheduled to last for two years.

    3. DOT-58, 22nd Street - Interstate 10 to Tucson Boulevard:  This project has multiple phases. Construction
         of the Kino to Tucson Boulevard phase includes County bond funding. Design is complete and
         construction is pending additional non-County funding.

    Any HURF bond authorization remaining after completion of these projects can remain unsold, or reallocated to other projects. Reallocation of bond authorization to other projects would require a bond ordinance amendment following the public notification and hearing process stated in County Code.

    Over 700 Projects Completed since 1997

    The following links feature summaries and maps of completed projects.
    Pima County Bonds Interactive Map

    Interactive Bond Project Maps

    Completed Bond Projects From 1997, 2004 and 2006 Elections Interactive Map
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