- 12/05/2014: Staff recommended that the EPC hearing on proposed transportation amendments to the Sawmill/Wells Park Sector Development Plan will be deferred until January 8.
Draft amendments were completed in November 2012. Councilor Benton inherited the project upon being elected to the new District 2 in 2013 and learned that while there was still strong community interest, the amendments were never formally proposed for adoption.
Councilor Benton is prepared to begin the process for adoption. A public meeting was held June 12, 2014 to provide information about the current draft and an explanation about the adoption process, including opportunity for additional public input.
The City of Albuquerque adopted the Sawmill Wells Park Sector Development Plan in 1996 and has amended the plan several times to reflect changed and changing conditions. In response to additional new developments proposed in the area, the neighborhood voiced concerns about traffic impacts and circulation.
To maintain the intent of the sector plan with respect to connectivity and traffic, efforts began several years ago to draft transportation amendments for the plan. The amendments were also intended to manage cut-through traffic, recommend traffic calming measures, and establish standards for Complete Streets that serve all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and vehicles.
A number of public meetings were held to:
- Receive input from the public on traffic-related concerns in the neighborhood;
- Keep the public informed of and involved in the plan’s progress;
- Provide information about the proposed amendments.