Downtown Transformation

“WE’VE GOT TO SET DOWNTOWN FREE”: Mayor Tim Keller Talks Progress in Crime-Fighting and Economic Development

At a GACC Board of Directors meeting yesterday, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller presented updates on important city issues like crime, homelessness and Downtown revitalization. Crime and HomelessnessKeller told the board technology and civilianization are helping make the city safer. High-tech tools like speed cameras and license plate readers reduce the need for officers to pull …

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“WE ARE A SYSTEM OF CARE”: Gateway Center the Future of Addressing Homelessness in ABQ

Last Thursday, the Chamber’s board got a behind-the-scenes look at the Gateway Center, the City’s first-of-its-kind overnight shelter with co-located services to support people experiencing homelessness – and help them ultimately find permanent housing. The City’s Director of Family and Community Services Carol Pierce, along with Operations Director Doug Chaplin and Gateway Manager Dr. Azka …

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GATEWAY CENTER: Next-Generation Homeless Shelter Operations in Full Swing

Albuquerque’s Gateway Center, the City’s first-of-its-kind overnight shelter with co-located services to support people experiencing homelessness, is now open to its first guests. Though the facility offered emergency overnight shelter to men and women during the winter, it officially opened in June to serve up to 50 women at a time. Now, there are 100 …

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Rail Trail Project Comes into Focus at Vision Unveiling

At a weekend press event, City leaders and internationally-recognized architect Antoine Predock unveiled the latest vision for the Rail Trail, a 7-mile pedestrian and cycling loop that will link many of the city’s most distinctive areas. Mayor Tim Keller and Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency Director Terry Brunner said the project is the largest in scale the …

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ONE HURDLE DOWN: Bond Question to Fund Stadium Construction to Appear on Ballot

At last night’s meeting, and after two hours of debate, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation to put a $50 million bond for a multi-purpose stadium on the ballot for this November’s election. The arena’s chief purpose would be the home stadium for Albuquerque’s USL team New Mexico United, though it could also be used …

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ABQ DOWNTOWN SET TO SCORE: Feasibility Study Points to Downtown for a Multi-Use Soccer Stadium

On Friday, Mayor Tim Keller announced a plan to fund and build a multi-use soccer stadium in Albuquerque. New Mexico United, the Duke City’s professional soccer team, has been hosting home matches at the Albuquerque Isotopes’ baseball stadium for much of their three-year history. A feasibility study commissioned last October recently reported that a permanent …

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