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City of Albuquerque Finalizes Albuquerque Government Center – City Hall Purchase

County move out complete, City undertaking department consolidation, long overdue upgrades and invites bids for Plaza Eatery

Mayor Tim Keller and the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) announce the finalized purchase of the Albuquerque Government Center building located at One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have shared and jointly owned this building since its construction. The County has completed its move to its new facility and on August 30, 2021, the City of Albuquerque will complete the purchase from Bernalillo County for approximately $5.5 million. The City is investing another $5.5 million in renovations, to allow departments to consolidate and move additional city employees into the downtown offices.

“This entire facility now belongs to Albuquerque taxpayers,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re moving forward to consolidate departments into main city hall and making long overdue improvements to the building – making it more efficient and inviting for employees and the public, and our Albuquerque skyline even more distinctive.”  

In addition to the building purchase, DMD added exterior lights to the east face of the building that have the ability to change colors depending on the occasion. Later this year, the exterior of the building will bear a “City Hall” sign above the top floor.

The newly renovated Plaza Eatery on the ground floor of the Albuquerque Government Center - City Hall is now ready for a new vendor to serve the City and downtown workforce. Potential vendors can view the request for bid here.

Plaza Eatery improvements include:

  • All new kitchen & appliances
  • New digital menu boards
  • New dining tables & chairs
  • Beautiful Albuquerque themed decor

Vendors should expect to operate a full-service food concession at a reasonable price to customers with a variety of healthy food and beverage options. Vendors should provide for a breakfast and lunch crowd Monday through Friday minus holidays.

“Albuquerque has a first-class facility in city hall,” said DMD Director Pat Montoya. “We are improving that asset, and I’m glad that our new space will allow the administration to bring more City staff together under one roof as they work every day to serve the community.”  

The Albuquerque Government Building is open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 New Mexico Public Health Order, masks are required inside public spaces at all times, regardless of vaccination status.





The Department of Municipal Development (DMD) assures that capital projects will be completed efficiently and in a timely manner with high quality standards. The department also oversees the security and maintenance of city facilities, including the operation of Isotopes Stadium. DMD provides the operation and maintenance of city streets, storm drains, school crossing guards, traffic signals as well as the development and design of capital infrastructure for streets and storm drainage