Westside Blvd. Project Update November 18, 2021

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  CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING ON WESTSIDE BLVD WIDENING PROJECT
Update as of Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; pattiw@cwastrategic.com

For more information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

NEW: Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, and lasting through the end of December 2021, crews will begin working in the median just west of the intersection of Golf Course Rd and Westside Blvd. Traffic impacts for this work will include:

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be able to turn right and head north, turn left and head south on Golf Course Rd, or head straight on Westside Blvd.
  • Eastbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be split with two lanes to the south to turn right and head south on Golf Course Rd or head straight on Westside Blvd, and a separate lane to the north to turn left and head north on Golf Course Rd. (See map above)

ONGOING: Grande Blvd is now open from the westbound lanes of Westside Blvd. (See map above).

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd are able to turn right and head north on Grande Blvd.
  • Southbound motorists on Grande Blvd are 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. This part of construction is expected to last through mid to late December.

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. Crews will not be working Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but all barricades will remain in place for safety. All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.


General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Money – How Do You Want It Spent?

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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!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KNLRDBN


Budget Resolution 128, passed in March 2021, clarifies the different projects that the G.O. bond money could be spent upon. You can learn more about the possible projects at: https://www.cabq.gov/munic…/programs/2021-g-o-bond-program

IDO Annual Update 2021

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Proposed Amendments

The City has committed to continually improving the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) through an annual update process. 

Planning staff submitted proposed amendments for the 2021 IDO Annual Update to the Environmental Planning Commission on October 28, 2021.

Citywide Amendments
Proposed amendments would affect properties citywide and will be considered as a legislative matter.

  • See the list posted here.
  • Download the list as a PDF from a button in the toolbar immediately above the document.
  • Add comments that will be forwarded to the EPC by clicking on the document and filling out the comment box.
  • See the project webpage for videos of the public review meetings about the proposed changes: 2021 Annual Update webpage 

Small Area Amendments – Old Town HPO-5
The proposed amendment would prohibit cannabis uses within the boundary of the Old Town Historic Protection Overlay Zone (HPO-5).

  • Cannabis retail
  • Cannabis cultivation
  • Cannabis-derived products manufacturing

As an amendment only affecting properties in a small area, this change will be decided as a quasi-judicial matter. For quasi-judicial decisions, City Councilors will be acting more like judges than like legislators.

For that reason, discussions with Councilors about this proposed change outside of public hearings is prohibited, and people will be sworn in if they would like to provide comments at the hearings. 

Review Proposed Changes

EPC Hearing #1

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Free Digital Literacy Classes

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The Department of Senior Affairs in partnership with Adelante DiverseIT is excited to offer a series of FREE digital literacy group classes designed to teach the benefits of technology. Reserve a spot in our computer lab or bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet. One on one mentoring for personal devices will be available. Space is limited, registration required.

See November’s Schedule.