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Albuquerque Secures $100 Million in Capital Outlay During Legislative Session

Projects include enhanced public safety facilities, housing and homelessness infrastructure, and placemaking.

April 13, 2023

The City of Albuquerque is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 2023 New Mexico State Legislative Session, raising over $100 million in capital outlay to build critical infrastructure for public safety, housing and homeless services, and cultural improvements to foster placemaking and improve quality of life for residents.

"The funding secured will transform Albuquerque over the next decade and help us build a city that is more vibrant and inclusive for all Burqueños,"said Mayor Tim Keller. "We are grateful to our legislators and the governor for their hard work to make meaningful progress on the issues that matter to our city and state"

The City increased capital outlay funding 43% over last year. Priority projects funded by the legislature include:

Public Safety

  • Southeast Area APD facilities - $1,500,000
  • Southwest Public Safety Center - $2,985,000
  • Coronado Park Fire Rescue Training and Response Center - $5,225,000
  • Westside & Eastside Animal Shelters - $1,480,000

Housing and Homelessness

  • Gateway Center, medical respite facility, sobering center and first responder drop-off - $9,926,490
  • Construction of affordable housing - $6,460,810*
  • Albuquerque Youth Shelter - $1,558,490
  • Preschool facility construction for families experiencing homelessness - $1,356,490


  • Facilities for youth programs - $1,091,490
  • Albuquerque Museum Education Center - $1,440,000
  • Redevelopment for the Walmart on San Mateo and Zuni - $1,965,000
  • Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum - $2,223,114
  • Performing Arts and Education Center - $2,900,000
  • Alameda Pedestrian Trail - $3,000,000
  • Balloon Fiesta Park landing sites and improvements – $7,315,000
  • North Domingo Baca Aquatics Center - $6,165,000

* In HB 505 there is $1,060,810 that goes directly to the City of Albuquerque for affordable housing. $7,000,000 is designated for housing projects in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. The City anticipates getting a portion of this funding.