San Pedro Mile-Hi District

About the Mile-Hi District: San Pedro Drive between Marble Avenue and Haines Avenue.

Why This Project Matters

This project is important because it will improve safety along the corridor and help businesses thrive in the neighborhood.

Learn More About this Project

Project Contacts

Chris Sylvan
[email protected]

Tom Menicucci
[email protected]

Road Improvements Contact

Savannah Torres [email protected]

This project will revive the area with increased pedestrian safety, right-of-way reconfiguration & improvements, and the creation of a bicycle hub.

Latest Updates

    1/27/2014: R-14-146, legislation establishing the Mile-Hi District, is scheduled to be discussed at the City Council meeting on Monday, February 2, 2014. 

    This project focuses on San Pedro Drive between Marble Avenue and Haines Avenue. View a map of this project.

    caption:Final Version of map of project area

    What is this Project About?

    This project will improve access to San Pedro Drive between Marble Avenue and Haines Avenue for pedestrians & bicyclists, residents & businesses.

    caption:Mile Hi Logo

      Project Summary

      Councilor Gibson is working with local neighborhoods and businesses to establish this segment of San Pedro Drive as the Mile-Hi District. These efforts include:

      • Creation of a bike hub in the area, that facilitates biking along this segment by:
        • Striping bike lanes on San Pedro Drive as part of the larger city-wide bike lane system without reducing motor vehicle capacity.
        • Extending the bike boulevard along Mountain Street to connect to the multi-use trail system.
        • Constructing a protected bike and pedestrian crossing at San Pedro Drive and Mountain Road.
        • Constructing a portion of the 50 Mile Bike Loop along Alvarado Drive.
        • Installing bike racks along the right of way.
      • Improving access to local businesses by providing a protected left turn lane into the adjoining commercial centers.
      • Creating an ‘area identity' of the "Mile-Hi District" by installing signage in the right-of-way, holding public, Mile-Hi events, and creating a web site.
      • Installing street lights that illuminate both the street and the sidewalks.
      • Improving the landscaping of the District.

          Public Meeting Process

          Date Handouts & Presentations
          September 17, 2014

          Updated Slideshow Presentation

          Comment Form

          August 26, 2014

          Slideshow Presentation

          Supporting Documents

          Document Download
          November 2014: Announcement of Mile High District Press Release
          August 2014: Letter & 3-fold from Councilor Gibson to surrounding communities Letter & Flyer
          August 2014: Mile-Hi District Brochure outlining the importance of this area and this project Background Brochure
          July 2014: San Pedro Drive Bike Facility Assessment Bike Facility Assessment
          June 2014: Walkable and Livable Communities draft recommendations Recommendations

          Summer 2014: PowerPoint with different identity sign options for the Mile-Hi District

          Identity Sign Options

          Spring 2016: Lifting a Mile High


          Summer 2016: Proposed Lighting Design

          Lighting Design

          Project Timeline

          All dates tentative and subject to change.

          • Summer of 2014: Project Team released October Draft Plan for public review.
          • Summer and Fall of 2014: Meetings with business and property owners along San Pedro to review the planned improvements.
          • Fall of 2014: Installation of Mile-Hi District identity signs.
          • Fall of 2014: Decision made regarding the re-striping of San Pedro Drive.
          • Fall of 2014 - Winter 2015: Design San Pedro re-striping, bike medians and other roadway improvements as necessary.
          • Summer of 2016: Design lighting improvements.
          • Late Fall of 2016 to Winter 2017: Install lligthing improvements.

          Area History

          Since its development in the 1950’s this almost mile-long segment of San Pedro Drive between Haines Avenue and Lomas Boulevard has been a quintessential island of “Main Street USA” within a growing urban sea as housing subdivisions marched east from Interstate 25 to the foothills of the Sandia Mountains.

          In recent years significant vacancies and disinvestments have occurred. But through the efforts of neighborhood residents, merchants, and landlords the area is coming back to life as a junction where different cultures and lifestyles create the energy that forms eclectic urban communities.