Future Development on Cibola Loop NW Meeting Video

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The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) held a Zoom meeting on December 9th to inform the community about its efforts over the past year to promote the future development of homeownership opportunities on the 5 acre parcel of land (Lot 3, Tract C-1 on map shown) of Cibola Loop NW.

This meeting was held to provide the community with information on the following:

  1. How Tract Lot 3, Tract C-1 of Cibola Loop was acquired by the City of Albuquerque and the specific requirements of the federal funding used to acquire the property.
  2. The Single-Family Homeownership Development Request for Proposals (RFPs) which were released and their unsuccessful outcomes.
  3. Discussion of possible Senior Rental Housing Development RFP.
  4. Community feedback.
  5. Next steps.

If you were unable to attend, please watch the recorded meeting video.

Marketing Campaign for Route 66 Survey

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Dear ABQ Resident and Neighborhood Association Member,

As the holidays are upon us and the new year approaches in these uncertain times, please allow me first to say I hope you and yours are doing well and staying safe. 

My Name is Carlos Contreras. I am part of a current project led by two great local firms: RK Venture and Marketing Solutions, they are delving into the creative process of what will be a marketing campaign for Route 66 on behalf of  the City of Albuquerque.

These creatives and their respective businesses are accepting the invitation and opportunity to help the people of Albuquerque, our neighborhoods, and their residents along Central – and within the Route 66 corridor. 

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IDO Annual Update Study Session December 17th

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As part of the commitment to improving the IDO every year, Planning staff has submitted the annual update to the Integrated Development Ordinance for 2020. 

This update involves 2 separate sets of proposed changes:

  1. Text amendments that would affect properties citywide.
  2. Text amendments that would affect properties in 14 small areas in Albuquerque.

You can learn more about these proposed changes to the IDO on the project website by clicking the links above.

Planning staff will host a “study session” / open house for the public on Thursday, December 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Staff will give a short presentation with an overview of key changes, and then staff will answer questions in breakout rooms for folks who have similar questions. 

There are 3 steps in the City’s review/decision process, which is expected to take at least 4 months:

  1. The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) reviews and recommends.
  2. The City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee reviews and recommends.
  3. The City Council decides.

Each of these steps includes opportunities for public comments. Throughout this process, City staff will continue meet with individuals and groups to answer questions and help develop comments/suggestions for decision-makers to consider.

The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will review these proposed changes and take public comments at a hearing on Thursday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. EPC will make a recommendation to the City Council, which will make the final decision.

Please stay involved throughout the process to help improve the IDO to work better for you and your neighbors.

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District 5 Winter Open House December 15th

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Councilor Borrego is happy to present the Winter District 5 Open House to be shared via YouTube. It is scheduled to occur this Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:00p.m.  Please see the attached flyer for details on how to tune-in.  Please feel free to send comments for consideration at the upcoming District 5 Open House to susanvigil@cabq.gov

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City Seeks Community Input For Next APD Chief

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The City of Albuquerque is seeking community input for the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) next police chief with a new online survey. The City’s contracted specialist, Herb Crosby, along with city staff have been meeting virtually with community members and organizations to gather input as the search continues. The City is seeking input from the broader Albuquerque community through a survey option at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X63L3P2. Community input through virtual meetings will continue through the end of this month, and the survey will be open for the remainder of the month as well. The search committee has held 22 community meetings already. The job posting for the APD Police Chief can be viewed here.