Old Town 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 Old Town area.

A few highlights:
Old Town

The Old Town station, a block south of Plaza Vieja, provides opportunities for increased access and visibility. There are infill opportunities that could provide a formal ‘front door’ entry to Old Town, connecting the station to the Plaza.

  • Prioritize pedestrian connections and signage from Central Avenue to Old Town and from Old Town to Tiguex Park.
  • Remove parking requirements for 30-foot deep buildings to enable infill of the city parking lot at Central Avenue.
  • Test the Romero Street at Plaza Street section using a temporary installation.


Download and review the draft:

Old Town
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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.