Land Development Consultants, as required per the City of Albuquerque IDO, have submitted a formal NA Meeting Request for the proposed convenience store to be located at the Southeast corner of Westside Blvd. & Golf Course Road.
This request is for the notice of application for a conditional use for liquor retail in MX-M zoning and variance for a light fueling station in MX-M within 330 ft of residential use.
Meeting details will be communicated as they become available.
How do you want your General Obligation (G.O.) bond money spent? A new library? Road repairs? Updates to storm sewers? Enhancements to community and senior centers? Resources for public safety? Take our short survey and let the City Council know how you want the bond money spent for your community!
NEW: By the end of the day on Friday, November 12, 2021,crews will open access to Grande Blvd from the westbound lanes of Westside Blvd.
Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be able to turn right and head north on Grande Blvd.
Southbound motorists on Grande Blvd will be able to turn right and head west on Westside Blvd.
However, due to ongoing work in the far left-hand lane of Westside Blvd, eastbound motorists on Westside will not be able to access Grande Blvd by turning left. They can access Grande Blvd by heading north on NM 528 and turning left at 21st Ave.
ONGOING: All but one lane of westbound Westside Blvd is closed from NM 528 to west of Grande Blvd. Westside Blvd has westbound traffic shifted east and west of Golf Course Rd, with traffic reduced to one lane west of Golf Course Rd.
Regular work hours are Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends if needed. All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.
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.
We just got the good news—Albuquerque is far exceeding estimated economic growth, and outpacing our neighbors including Austin, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix in key economic measures like construction job growth. Recently released data shows that Gross Receipts Tax (GRT), a key measure of economic activity, exceeded expectations. GRT growth from this August was 22.7% higher than August 2020, and 20.9% higher than pre-pandemic August 2019. Those numbers come on the heels of remarkable growth in July; incredibly strong growth for the first two months of this fiscal year. Beating the projections is welcome news, but it doesn’t come as a total surprise.
When the pandemic hit, we stepped up to save lives and livelihoods, expanding essential services, investing over $300 million into New Deal-style infrastructure projects, and getting relief money, rental assistance, meals, and childcare services out to the small businesses and working families who needed them. We knew that if we stuck together to make it through the worst, we could prime Albuquerque for recovery. Today, Burqueños’ wages are up, construction is underway on projects ranging from affordable housing to road repairs, and we’re bringing thousands of new jobs to our city as national employers invest in Albuquerque.
Another recent game-changer: For almost two months now, first responders of the new Albuquerque Community Safety department (ACS) have been out in the field, taking dispatch calls from 9-1-1 as an official 3rd public safety branch. With backgrounds in behavioral health, social work, and street outreach, these first responders are taking hundreds of non-violent calls out of APD and AFR’s queues so that police officers and EMTs can focus on violent crime and medical emergencies instead.
Want to know what it’s like to ride along with ACS? The Washington Post published a story on ACS’ impact on their front-page last week, with a first-hand account of a day on the job, and how this trauma-informed public health response can make lasting change in our city.
Yesterday, I sat in on a training with ACS’ newest class of responders. They’re passionate about making our city safer and healthier for all of us. If you’re interested in being part of our recovery and jumpstarting your career, take a look at the positions that we’re hiring for at ACS and other City departments.