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Downtown 2025

Downtown 2025 Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan (2000, last amended 2014).

A map of the Barelas Metropolitan Redevelopment Area

The goal of the Downtown 2025 Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan is to make Downtown Albuquerque the best mid-sized downtown in the USA. The strategies in the Plan are:

  • Make Downtown a “pedestrian-first,” “park-once” place with excellent pedestrian, transit and bicycle facilities;
  • Make Downtown New Mexico’s premier pedestrian-oriented “urban place”;
  • Preserve and enhance the character of the neighborhoods which surround Downtown.
  • Have at least 20,000 people living within one mile of the Downtown Core, and 5,000 living within the Downtown Core by 2010;
  • Create Downtown as an exciting “urban retail destination”;
  • Maintain Downtown as New Mexico’s largest employment center and the Region’s Center of Economic Activity;
  • Make Downtown Albuquerque a vibrant, urban 24 hour destination for arts, culture and entertainment;
  • Make Downtown and the Historic District a “Tourist Destination”;
  • Create new parks, open space and plazas that are easily accessible to downtown residents, workers, students and visitors; and
  • Develop, maintain, and market Downtown as if it were a single mixed-use project.

Download the Downtown 2025 Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan (2000, last amended 2014)