Nob Hill 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 Nob Hill area.

A few highlights:
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Nob Hill residents and businesses want to preserve its historic character and unique attributes, enhance its retail viability, and sensitively accommodate the anticipated new residential density as a result of ART. There are outstanding issues regarding preservation in the upcoming IDO that are embedded within this draft to assure that conversation is documented. Residents are working with Planning to make the revisions, and this draft will be updated to remove the regulatory recommendations after the IDO is revised and adopted.

Nob Hill is distinguished by a variety of historic, characteristic and special, (even if non-contributing) buildings. With a greater concentration of buildings worthy of retaining, Lower Nob Hill should focus on preservation goals. With more empty parcels and properties likely to develop, Upper Nob Hill should focus on redevelopment goals.

  • Residents want to preserve the character of Nob Hill, protecting historic and contributing structures from tear-downs.
  • Central and Girard should serve as a gateway to Nob Hill, active with people and reflecting community character.
  • Nob Hill’s street presence along Central Avenue is inconsistent, small infill buildings along currently empty street frontages should be encouraged.


Download and review the draft:

Nob Hill
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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.