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Near Heights

Near Heights Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Expansion Plan (2000, amended 2010).

A map of the Barelas Metropolitan Redevelopment Area

The goals of the Near Heights Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Expansion Plan are:

  • To revitalize blighted commercial corridors;
  • Enhance small business development and job creation;
  • Stabilize low income neighborhoods; and
  • Increase affordable housing.

The redevelopment strategies in the Plan are:

  • Continue the area’s transformation into an international, multicultural “destination” to attract residents, employees and tourists from all over the city, and even beyond by creating future public improvements with an international “ethnic” theme.
  • Draw more neighborhood residents to the area by facilitating the retailing of desired products and services in the expanded MRA rea.
  • Attract more employees from surrounding employment centers such as Kirtland Air Force Base, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, the new tenants at the Gibson Medical Center, and the Kirtland Technology Park mixed-use development to rise west of San Mateo, by catering to their needs.
  • Help existing businesses to expand in the area and draw on existing residents’ special talents to help them create new businesses in the MRA.
  • Tax-Increment Financing to fund further redevelopment in the MR expansion area.

Download the Near Heights Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan (2000)

Download the Near Heights Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Expansion Plan (2010)