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Officials Break Ground on Phase III Improvements at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

Improvements include a gymnasium, rock climbing wall, elevated track, playground, and amphitheater.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, City Councilor Brad Winter was joined by Mayor Tim Keller, State Senator Mark Moores, Senior Affairs Director Anna Sanchez, Department of Municipal Development Director Pat Montoya, Architect Vigil & Associates, Mick Rich Contractors, and Neighborhood Representatives to break ground on construction of Phase III Improvements at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.

Phase III adds an additional 18,280 square feet to the Multigenerational Center and adds 55 parking spaces. The new square footage will include an NCAA-sized gymnasium for activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball, etc., and 360 seat bleachers. Above them will be an elevated running track that is 100m and three lanes that will overlook the other additions of a rock climbing wall and amphitheater. Other outdoor improvements will be a children’s playground and a retaining wall along the northeast side.

“Today is incredibly exciting as it’s the culmination of a lot of work to secure funding and get construction started to add top of the line amenities to this already popular Multigenerational Center,” said Councilor Winter. He continued, “We also saved taxpayer money on this project as our contractor, Mick Rich, came in under the projected bid amount, which in turn allowed all of the alternates to be completed a the same time the gymnasium and track are completed.  Instead of having to wait for additional funding to be secured, everything will be built at the same time.  We want to thank the architects, Vigil & Associates, for their amazing design that will complement the heavily used existing facility.”

Mayor Keller added, “The way in which the city, state and community came together for this project embodies what One Albuquerque is. I am very excited about the future of this center and making all of our public gathering centers first class in our community.”

The cost for construction of Phase III is $5.2 million and was funded by a combination of City of Albuquerque GO Bonds, District 4 Set-Aside, and State Capital Outlay, thanks to Senator Moores. The construction is expected to be completed in April 2020.