On March 19, 2013, the Mayor and Council gave direction for text amendments to the Infill Incentive District (IID) section of the Unified Development Code. As a result, the Infill Incentive District Subcommittee was established by the City of Tucson Planning Commission.
The Sustainable Code Project is one of a series of projects commissioned by the City's Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development (OCSD) and financed by a Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant. The purpose of the project is to amend the City's Unified Development Code and its supporting documents to implement the City's sustainable goals and policies as identified in the diagnostic report. The proposals include proposed amendments related to urban agriculture, solar development standards, and other various sustainable standards.
On July 7, 2010, the Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance No. 10815 (updated with Ordinance 10835). With certain exceptions, including new restaurants and new bars, LUC review for parking and other development regulations is not required as long as the existing improvements and all parking is retained.
To qualify, the new use must: