|Farmers markets are getting into the swing of things all across Albuquerque. Experience everything from family-friendly growers markets with local produce and food trucks to markets focused on hand-crafted art, jewelry and local gifts. Many markets are already underway, so spend part of your weekend exploring all the goods markets have to offer!|
The City of Albuquerque is hosting a public meeting on the West Mesa Trail Master Plan on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors NW. The Plan intends to develop a conceptual trail network which will provide new recreational opportunities on open space lands surrounding Petroglyph National Monument and connect essential points of interests to surrounding communities. For more information, contact Nate Begay at email@example.com.
The City of Albuquerque Council District 5 Office is hosting a Zoom meeting to discuss a new initiative in District 5 termed the ‘Window’s’ Celebratory Park’s project. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th at 5:30p.m. The link to join the meeting is shown above and in the meeting flyer.
The District 5 ‘Windows’ Celebratory Park project is an exciting look at proposed future open space areas across the District. The proposed areas are carefully identified to draw attention to the unique character of District 5 and create cohesive connection throughout the NW Mesa. Celebratory features and amenities will be constructed. Please consider attending the meeting and providing your insights to the project.
A map of the project site is found at tinyurl.com/CABQNorthwestWindows and instructions for using the map are found here. Please see the project website where comments and recommendations are accepted at https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-5/district-5-windows-celebratory-parks/?11121
The Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational Center’s first ‘floor/stage’ of construction is estimated to cost $14.2 Million. There is currently $500,000 from the 2021 NM State Legislature remaining after design (2019 Voter Bond Election at $1.5 million, 2019 State Legislature $600,000) to construct the Center. The total design cost is $2.1 Million and requires 2 years to complete, with another ¾ of a year remaining toward the full design’s finalization. The first floor or ‘stage’ of the Center’s design is currently complete to the point that construction of the first stage can potentially be undertaken with adequate funding.
The 2021 November Bond Election under the title “General Obligation Senior, Family, Community Center, Homeless, and Community Enhancement Bonds” includes $6 Million to construct the Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational Center. Should the bond proposal be approved by voters, total secured construction funding will total $6,600,00. Please encourage your state Senator(s) and Representative(s) to fund the Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational project at the 2022 NM State Legislative Session.
The Council District 5 office applied to Senator Martin Heinrich and Senator Ben Ray Lujan to consider dedicating $3 million toward the acquisition of an additional piece of property at the Cibola Lp. complex and the installation of hydrology features. Sen. Heinrich and Sen Lujan are championing the federal dedication of funds to the project to ensure the Center’s structure, once constructed, adequately drains to avoid undermining its foundation.
Should the November bond election for Senior, Family, and Community Center’s be approved by voters, the Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational center’s construction funding will be approximately half secured. We look forward to identifying future funding sources through collaborations with our state and federal legislators and you to complete the construction of this wonderful new amenity to District 5.
The public is invited to an upcoming meeting to discuss site improvements at the Elena Gallegos Open Space, including roads and parking, Cottonwood Springs and nature trail, and the education center. The public meeting takes place Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m., both in person and via Zoom. In person at Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, and Zoom registration at: www.FoothillsEducationCenter.com.