International District 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 International station area.

A few highlights:

International

The International District is rich and diverse in culture. Yet these aspects are not fully expressed in the urban structure and form. The EXPO New Mexico site is a significantly underutilized asset that currently separates rather than connects the various neighborhoods. There are no clear neighborhood centers, despite the popularity of Talin Market.

  • Residents aspire to have a sense of place, a strong center, and meaningful locations for community events.
  • Residents feel strongly about the EXPO New Mexico site and have expressed opposition to its large-scale redevelopment and have a vision for the site as the City’s “Central Park”.
  • Residents support the redevelopment of Central, Louisiana, San Pedro, and Lomas to mixed use, supporting surrounding communities.

 


Download and review the draft:

International
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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.