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University Revitalization Plan Moves Forward

Plan outlines revitalization strategies in University area, including housing and quality of life efforts

September 23, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, the Albuquerque Development Commission (ADC) recommended that the City Council approve the University Area Metropolitan Redevelopment Plan.

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) conducted extensive public outreach with the community including stakeholder interviews, business and property owner surveys, and three separate community meetings which generated helpful feedback for the redevelopment plan. Participant feedback especially helped to give direction on where the most beneficial improvements could be made.

Following the community outreach, MRA received a letter of support for the plan from the University Heights Association (UHA) Board of Directors.

“We are appreciative of UHA for working with us so diligently on the University Plan,” said Terry Brunner, MRA Director. “Through partnerships like these, voices are heard and progress on redevelopment projects is proactive. We are creating opportunities for residents and businesses to thrive.”

The plan highlights five catalytic strategies to be implemented in revitalization efforts: 1) develop a diverse mix of dense, new housing; 2) strengthen and diversify the commercial environment; 3) improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; 4) increase cleanliness and safety; and 5) support business association and stakeholder implementation groups.

The University Area Metropolitan Redevelopment Plan can be viewed here