CATALINA VISTA DEED RESTRICTIONS
By Colette Altaffer, Neighborhood
Association President, March 2014
Catalina Vista is unique among
Tucson's older neighborhoods in that it still has an
active set of deed restrictions (CCR's). Like most
of the deed restrictions written in the 40's and
50's, ours contains an unfortunate provision that
attempts to exclude residents on the basis of race.
Under no circumstances does our Neighborhood
Association Board endorse this provision.
Unfortunately, while this provision has been deemed
illegal and unconstitutional, our deed restrictions
do not contain a mechanism that permits us to alter
or amend the CCR's. At a time when many older
neighborhoods are threatened by inappropriate
development, our deed restrictions serve as a
contractual tool for trying to preserve the quality
of life for our residents. We welcome anyone, no
matter their race, color or creed, who lives in our
neighborhood and works to preserve the unique,
historical quality that makes Catalina Vista a
remarkable place to live.
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