Bellamah Avenue Extension (Sawmill)

The Bellamah Avenue Extension project in the Sawmill neighborhood will extend and improve Bellamah Avenue between the Sawmill Village development and 12th Street.

Project Description

The Bellamah Avenue Extension project in the Sawmill neighborhood will extend and improve Bellamah Avenue between the Sawmill Village development and 12th Street to provide a safe, efficient transportation corridor with multi‐modal accessibility, while also improving drainage deficiencies. The project was identified as a need through the public input process associated with the Sawmill/Wells Park Sector Development Plan, which named neighborhood connectivity as a goal for the area. Amendments to the sector plan updated the neighborhood street network recommendations and established design standards for street improvements and new streets in the neighborhood.  Connectivity via Bellamah Avenue was ultimately preferred over extending Aspen Avenue in order to avoid potential cut-through traffic in the single-family/low-density residential areas and to promote and urban main street environment in the area of Bellamah Avenue and 18th Street.

You can download the Sawmill/Wells Park Sector Development Plan at https://www.cabq.gov/planning/plans-publications/area-sector-development-plans.  Note that the policies from the from Sector Development Plans were incorporated to the Comprehensive Plan when it was updated in 2017, and the regulations from those plans were incorporated into the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) in 2017.  While the plans themselves were repealed, the contents have been incorporated into our current policies and regulations.

Public Meeting Documents

March 9, 2022 Public Meeting

Project Contact

Adam Miera, WHPacific: [email protected]