University Area Draft Recommendations Ready for Review

As we enter the final stages of the collaborative effort to make the most of investments in improved transportation options along Albuquerque’s historic Central Avenue, we’re releasing sections of the draft report for community review. Today’s release is for the neighborhood close to the University station area.

Among the key take-aways:

The University neighborhood has fared relatively well through the influx of transient student populations. The area does suffer from the need for safe walking and cycling routes.

  • Residents want to preserve the character of Silver Hill and restore the character of University Heights.
  • The south edge of University of New Mexico can be developed to create safe and engaging spaces along Central Avenue.
  • Residents want access to local-serving commercial, not drive-throughs.
  • Safe pedestrian and cycling routes are needed, particularly given area population demographics.

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.