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North Corridor Metropolitan Redevelopment Area

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About The Project

The City of Albuquerque, through its Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA), is in the process of creating a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan (MR Plan) for the recently designated North Corridor Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MR Area).

The Albuquerque City Council designated the MR Area to include properties that are not residentially zoned for single family use within the area roughly bounded by: Granite Avenue on the south, the railroad tracks on the east, typically one property deep on the west side of 4th Street, and the commercial properties that line Montaño Road. There are additional commercial properties included at the intersections of major roads with 4th Street and along 4th Street to the northern City limits. The public right-of-way in this area is also included

The Albuquerque City Council, at a public hearing, may adopt the MR Plan. The MR Plan will describe steps the MRA will take to improve conditions in the area.  Upon adoption of the MR Plan, implementation can follow through Metropolitan Redevelopment Projects (MR Projects), which are activities designed to rejuvenate or revitalize the MR Area. Creation and adoption of the MR plan will be a process that includes community meetings and public input opportunities.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Code

The MRA is governed by the State’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Code, Section 3-60A-1 thru 3-60A-48 (MR Code).  The MR Code has specific guidelines that must be followed in order for properties to be eligible for publicly funded improvements.  First, the Albuquerque City Council must create an MR Area by deeming the area to have certain “slummed” or “blighted” features as defined by the MR Code.  The MR Code defines these terms broadly, and features can include, but are not limited to:

  • A substantial number of deteriorating structures;
  • Faulty street or lot layout;
  • Deterioration of site or other improvements;
  • Diversity of ownership;
  • Lack of adequate zoning enforcement;
  • Low levels of commercial activity and redevelopment;
  • Obsolete and impractical zoning and platting; and/or,
  • Improper subdivision.


The designation of an MR Area does not grant local governments the power of eminent domain for the acquisition of private property for economic redevelopment.  Additionally, this designation does not affect regulations that are set by zoning such as adding or subtracting permissive or conditional land uses.  It is purely a non-regulatory designation that will allow for future public investment.

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