Who Has Been Working Toward a Greater Central Avenue?

An Overview of the 2016 Accomplishments (and a 2017 Draft Work Plan) to Which You and Over 1,000-some Other People Have Contributed -by Brian Reilly, Director of the Corridors Initiative for the City of Albuquerque (and 1,000 of you) An unprecedented collaboration between the City of Albuquerque’s Transit, Planning and Economic Development departments have asked … Continue reading Who Has Been Working Toward a Greater Central Avenue?

Taking Control: A Drop in Rankings and What the City of Albuquerque is Doing About It

On Tuesday, November 1st, a sold out crowd at the Hotel Andaluz, hosted by the New Mexico chapter of the Urban Land Institute, heard from Urban Land Institute fellow Maureen McAvey. The topic: real estate and investment rankings. The 38th Annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report surveys 1,500 people in the development and real estate … Continue reading Taking Control: A Drop in Rankings and What the City of Albuquerque is Doing About It

Reality Testing the IDO – Will Our New Zoning Code Help Us Rebuild Our “Missing Middle”?

“Updating Albuquerque’s zoning code is among the single most impactful things anyone can do today for our future... It will literally shape the the next several decades of our city.   Done right, it can accelerate the future we want.” --Gary Oppedahl, City of Albuquerque Economic Development Director On the evening of September 21st at … Continue reading Reality Testing the IDO – Will Our New Zoning Code Help Us Rebuild Our “Missing Middle”?

“Hacking” the Zoning Code – Coming Together to Shape Albuquerque’s Future

“The last zoning code lasted a generation—and shaped everything we see in our city from then on. It’s critical to help make the current draft code revision into something that creates the kind of city we all want in the coming decades--with the certainty to actually attract that very kind of development.” On the morning … Continue reading “Hacking” the Zoning Code – Coming Together to Shape Albuquerque’s Future

Transit Oriented Development – What It Is, Why You Should Care and How You Can Learn More About It

We’ve come together as a community three times now around the question “How do we take Albuquerque’s Central Avenue from Good to Great?”  Over the course of three community action forums over 150 residents discussed over 40 different topics important to creating a Greater Central Avenue and among those, four broad consensus themes emerged, shown … Continue reading Transit Oriented Development – What It Is, Why You Should Care and How You Can Learn More About It

CivNet – What It Is and How to Use It

At the action forums, we promised to help everyone who has participated so far to continue participating. For this reason, we have written an explanation of how to use CivNet, which we have chosen as an ideal platform to continue our in-person conversations online. One of our action forum participants, Charlie Wisoff, is the creator … Continue reading CivNet – What It Is and How to Use It

Our Land, Our Health: The Connection Between Land Use & Health

We continue to see events emerging in alignment with the conversations that were had at first three action forums. Two of our action forum conveners, James Aranda and Matt Cross-Guillén of NM Health Matters, are leading a series of workshops which will explain the connection between land use and public health and give people the … Continue reading Our Land, Our Health: The Connection Between Land Use & Health