Downtown Area Draft Recommendations Ready for Review

Continuing with our roll-out of sections of the draft report on potential improvements along Albuquerque’s historic Central Avenue Corridor, today’s release is for the neighborhoods in the Downtown area.

A few highlights:

Downtown is filled with historic and new office buildings, hotels, cultural venues, and a growing number of dwellings. The wonderful urban street grid is the structure that can create an even more vibrant and active downtown, with redevelopment opportunities on parcels that include surface parking lots.

  • Prioritize implementation of the Downtown Walkability Study.
  • Focus on development along Central Avenue to maintain a continuous vibrant pedestrian and retail experience.
  • Residents want to see vacant parcels developed contextually.
  • Encourage a diversity of building types to ensure inclusive neighborhoods.


Download and review the draft:

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We’ll soon post a list of public meetings along the Corridor for folks to discuss draft components important to them. Of course, the comment form here on the website is always ready for feedback.

You can see how we got to this point by checking out the summary of the March workshop in which we explored goals and strategies for Central Ave. improvements.

Remember, illustrations in all the documents are responses to priorities that arose from community discussions. They’re conversation aids, not depictions of already determined outcomes. Plenty of time left for more discussion.