Councilor Debbie O’Malley is pleased to announce the beginning of a community planning effort to update the Rio Grande Boulevard Corridor Plan.
Concerns & Suggestions
We appreciate the cooperation and input of residents and businesses. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact:
- Kelly Sanchez - (505)768-3159
Rio Grande Corridor Boulevard Charrette Presentations & Comments
- Kick-Off Presentation
- Kick-Off Comments
- Design Renderings
- Open House Renderings
- Work-in-Progress Presentation
- Work-in-Progress Rendering
Councilor O'Malley hopes many interested persons provided input at the Rio Grande Boulevard Charrette July 9-14 at the Los Duranes Community Center at 2920 Leopoldo Road NW. The Charrette included meetings, workshops, and presentations hosted by Dover, Kohl & Partners, Hall Planning & Engineering, Wilson & Company, and the City of Albuquerque. Please continue to provide input about the vision, goals, and future of the Rio Grande Boulevard Corridor Plan.
Events of the Rio Grande Boulevard Charrette:
- Kick-Off Event - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on July 9
- Hands-On Design Session - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on July 10
- Open House - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on July 12
- Work-in-Progress - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on July 14
The current Rio Grande Boulevard Corridor Plan was adopted in 1989. According to the original plan:
"The corridor plan was requested by North Valley residents concerned about Rio Grande Boulevard losing the historic, residential and landscape characteristics of its river valley location. The boulevard passes by historic buildings and through historic districts and village sites... The boulevard has the potential to make a tremendous visual impression on the many tourists and Albuquerque residents who travel on it to Old Town, the Museum of Albuquerque and New Mexico Natural Resource Museum, the Rio Grande Nature Center and the rural North Valley, while better serving those who live and work along it."
What is a Charrette?
Charrettes are a method of planning involving intense periods of collaborative design over several sessions or days. They are organized to encourage participation and mutual authorship by all interested parties. The creative brainstorming and negotiation between parties in a charrette facilitate unexpected ideas and new solutions to problems. Charrettes are a forum for ideas and immediate feedback, so we encourage everyone to participate in this effort.
The update promises to be equally successful through the cooperation and input of residents and businesses. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email Kelly Sanchez @ 768-3159 or Tom Menicucci @ 768-3126.