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Economic Development Services
The role of planners and economic development specialists in the current market has expanded to take into consideration everything from technology transfer, technology incubators, and alternative energy production to attracting retail and diversifying a community's tax base. The Planning Center works on high-profile economic development projects in the Tucson-Pima County region, including the Solar Zone @ The University of Arizona Tech Park, the Tucson Tech Corridor, and the University of Arizona Bioscience Park. These projects showcase public/private partnerships and initiatives designed to attract world-class companies and high-wage employment while increasing Southern Arizona's renewable energy capacity, developing cutting-edge sustainable projects, fostering imaginative next-generation technology and securing the long-range viability of the region. These regional collaborative initiatives and public/private partnerships are creating the synergies necessary to position the Tucson region at the forefront of innovation. This leads to development of new technologies that utilize sustainable practices and are used as economic development tools. At The Planning Center, we successfully integrate sustainable and economic principles to generate world-class economic development projects.
Looking Back . . .
Rancho Sahuarita (Commercial & Residential)
Since 1994, we have worked with Sharpe and Associates to help turn Robert Sharpe's vision for a master planned community into a reality. Today, Rancho Sahuarita is a highly amenitized community with over 4,000 homes supported by quality schools, retail uses and a developing Town Center in the growing town of Sahuarita, Arizona. It was the 7th best selling master planned community in the country in 2009, and the best selling community in Arizona for the last two consecutive years.
Featured Project
Tucson Tech Corridor
Tucson Tech Coridor
Location of Tucson Tech Corridor
Anchored by the University of Arizona Tech Park, the sixth largest research park in the United States, and home to La Costena, Global Solar, Rita Tech Park, Rita Commerce Park, Target Distribution Center, and Port of Tucson, this high growth commercial corridor is well positioned for connections to Phoenix, El Paso, Western United States, Mexico, Canada and beyond. The Tucson Tech Corridor includes shovel ready land owned by major real estate development firms. Most of the sites are serviced by utilities and zoned to create real estate opportunities for manufacturers, research and development/technology companies, and warehouses. These sites and the University of Arizona Tech Park enjoy support from excellent employee demographics, existing and planned retail, and in close proximity to one of the strongest housing markets in the Tucson/Pima County Region, offering affordable housing and work force housing. Many of the parcels in the Tucson Tech Corridor are located in the Enterprise Zone and the UA Tech Park is in the Federal Empowerment Zone, affording financial incentives to companies locating in this area. The Planning Center assisted the Tucson Tech Corridor team in the development of marketing strategies and in the preparation of a map series for the website. We continue to be a Tucson Tech Corridor "Partner in Success" by providing continued planning assistance to the Tucson Tech Corridor team.
Principal/Staff to Highlight
Jack Neubeck
Jack Neubeck, Principal
As The Planning Center's most talented performer, Jack combines his creative skills from his previous life on Broadway with his extensive 20+ years of experience in Pima County's real estate market to represent The Planning Center as the Principal of Business Development.

Jack's experience includes a well developed background in planning, annexation strategies, condemnations, and development. He has extensive experience in the sale and development of raw land, provides helpful solutions to solve development problems and works as a real estate analyst. Jack's interests lie in economic planning and development solutions for rural communities.
New Projects
Corazon de Tres Rios del Norte, Pima County Open Space / Recreation Master Plan
University Medical Center North Hills facility Rezoning
Alta Vista Communities Orange Grove Rd. Rezoning
University of Arizona Campus Farm Concept Development Plan and Implementation
Coronado Courtyards Landscape Architecture for low income housing in Douglas, AZ
La Estancia Planning Assistance & Community Design
Continental Ranch Specific Plan Amendment

Recently Approved Projects
Marana Regional Landfill Annexation
El Mirage General Plan

Pro Bono Projects
Arizona Bioscience Park Public Art Sponsors Marketing Package and Brochure
Vail Community Action Board Marketing Brochure
The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (AzPA) has announced that The Planning Center has been selected to present two conference sessions at its 2010 State Planning Conference to be held in Phoenix this November. The sessions are "Sustainability as an Economic Development Tool" and "City of Tucson's commercial Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance".
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