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Floodplain Use Permits (FPUPs)

Any development activity (construction, grading activities, utility work) that takes place in the regulatory floodplain, erosion hazard area, or mapped riparian habitat will require a Floodplain Use Permid (FPUP). An FPUP is the most common type of permit that the Regional Flood Control Districts (RFCD) issue. FPUP application requirements vary from activity to activity, but there are some documents and information required for nearly every permit.

FPUP Requirements

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4 Fantastic Drinks to Keep You Cool This Summer

If last year was any indication, this summer is going to be hot, hot, hot! Keeping cool and refreshed is not only a delicious idea, it’s necessary. 
 
While you should be sure you and your family are drinking plenty of water, there’s always a little room for more “fun” drinks that add a little flavor to your day. This week, I’ve rounded up a few we like to enjoy in our home to share. Pick a favorite or try them all!

1. Sangria

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The "Hot" Areas for 2017 Land Sales: Part 2

I was honored to be invited to speak about custom lot trends at the recent "Housing and Land: Market Perspective" seminar presented by The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. In preparation for my presentation, I produced a vacant land 'Heat Map' showing the percentage of change in land sale prices in each of Tucson's zip codes, from 2016 to 2017. This is the second part of a 2-part series. Read part 1 here.
 
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The "Hot" Areas for 2017 Land Sales: Part 1

I was honored to be invited to speak about custom lot trends at the recent "Housing and Land: Market Perspective" seminar presented by The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. In preparation for my presentation, I produced a vacant land 'Heat Map' showing the percentage of change in land sale prices in each of Tucson's zip codes, from 2016 to 2017. Some of the trends and conclusions are shown on the attached map.
 
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4 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle This Spring

At last, spring has arrived, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather. Going for walks, riding your bike, and playing sports are all awesome springtime activities. That said, there are some less-fun things that should be done while the weather’s nice.

 

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