ONE Albuquerque Spring Newsletter

Hello and Happy Spring, Albuquerque!

I don’t want to jinx it, because we all know spring weather in Albuquerque can be unpredictable, but it looks like warmer days are here. Liz, the kids, and I can’t wait to get back to one of our favorite things about this city: enjoying the great parks. We’ve worked hard to make updates to our parks so that they’re accessible, safe, and fun for everyone. I hope you’ll join us and get out there, check out some of the upgrades, or try out a new park. With important community projects being completed, like the San Pedro ART stop, and more getting underway, like the renovation of the Barelas Park, we’re making sure that our city can stay connected and active.

It’s great to see a range of events and gatherings popping up in the Duke City (like the reopening of our historic KiMo theater in April!). Remember to keep an eye on ABQtodo to stay in the loop about upcoming City and community events. With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to rediscover some old favorites or take this chance to dive into something new. Stay safe and enjoy what Albuquerque has to offer!


Mayor Tim Keller

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IDO Annual Update 2021

Council staff has revised proposed amendments for the 2021 annual update for review by City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee. These amendments would change the Redline Draft that includes conditions of approval recommended by the Environmental Planning Commission in December 2021. See the Redline Draft below.

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Crews to Open 7 Bar Loop at Westside This Week and Close La Sierrita Road at Westside Next Week
Update as of Wednesday, March 23, 2022
 Project scheduled to be completed in summer of 2022
(NOTE: All work is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.)

On Thursday, March 24, crews will reopen 7 Bar Loop at Westside Blvd. On Monday, March 28, crews will close La Sierrita Rd from Westside to Amaranth Ave for about 1 (one) week, through about April 4, 2022. During this closure, residents will be able to use 7 Bar Loop as a detour (see map).

  • Westbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between NM 528 and Golf Course Rd.
  • Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between Golf Course Rd and Grande Blvd. Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd shifts to the south at Grande Blvd and has two lanes available as well as a dedicated right-hand turn lane to head southbound on NM 528.
  • As of March 24, traffic on 7 Bar Loop is able to turn right and head eastbound on Westside Blvd, but is NOT able to turn left and head westbound on Westside Blvd. Motorists can access westbound Westside Blvd by taking 7 Bar Loop Rd south to Driftwood Ave, heading west on Driftwood Ave, then north on Golf Course Rd. Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd can access La Sierrita or 7 Bar Loop Rd via Golf Course Rd south to Driftwood Ave, then east on Driftwood Ave to 7 Bar Loop Rd.

Regular work hours are Monday-Saturday 7am-5:30 pm although the contractor may work longer hours or on Sundays as needed.

CONTACTS for questions and concerns or to sign up for email updates on the project:
Patti Watson, 505-245-3134 office; 505-269-9691 cell;
Lucas Baca, 505-245-3138 office; 505-417-9989 cell;

Free Gun Locks Available at APD Area Commands

Did you know that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) offers free gun locks to the public? If you or someone you know would like gun locks, contact your Area Command.
For a complete listing of all six Area Commands, including locations, contact information, and a map, visit:

APD NW Area Command
Substation Location:
Michael King and Richard Smith Memorial Substation
10401 Cibola Loop NW
Phone: 505-768-4850

ONC Hosting Virtual “Lunch and Learn” Training Session on Handling Neighborhood Conflict

The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) invites the public to attend their upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn: Strategies For Managing Neighborhood Conflict, on Thursday, March 31, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Dr. Rudy Garcia, EdD, will provide this timely training on handling neighborhood conflict. This training provides attendees with the knowledge necessary in handling conflict between neighbors. How individuals learn to handle conflict sets the stage for everything they do in life. Conflict is not easy to deal with and learning how to handle it can result in positive ways to solve issues. It allows us to clarify our own thoughts and ideas. Learning how to manage conflict and channel its energy in a positive way creates success for all parties involved in the conflict. Four types of conflict will be identified in the training: personal; subject or issue; procedural; and competitive.

This 2-hour training session will include handouts for attendees and the opportunity to join the panel and ask questions. To register, visit: