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Please join your Downtown Neighborhoods Association for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:45pm at Hotel Blue (717 Central Ave NW)

All are welcome – see you there!

2017 Annual Meeting Flyer

Please click the following link to take the DNA survey on SurveyMonkey – we want to hear from you!

2017 DNA Member Survey


Subject: EPC Hearing #1 April 6th – Integrated Development Ordinance


On December 29, 2016, the Planning Department notified you that it had submitted the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) for review and recommendation to the City Council.  The EPC hearing, scheduled for February 16, 2017, was deferred until Council took final action on the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan update.  Council voted to adopt the updated ABC Comp Plan on March 20, 2017.
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Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Annual Meeting
March 1, 2017

The March 2017 annual meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at Hotel Blue, pursuant to prior approval.
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DNA Agenda March 2017

On Wednesday, March 8th at 6 PM, you and residents in your neighborhoods are invited to a neighborhood focus group at the Hotel Blue. It is part of a weeklong workshop with the City’s national transit oriented development consultant team on making the most of our opportunities in the 12,000 acre Central Corridor.

There will also be public review sessions of what results from the resident and other input. These will be held on March 7th and 9th at the Special Collections Library and on March 13that the Kimo Theatre, all at 6 PM. At each of these sessions, drafts of the week’s work along the whole Central corridor will be presented and discussed in more detail.

While not about ART or ABC-Z processes per se, this workshop will generate visuals and analysis to help people in Albuquerque further work in their specific places & neighborhoods within the corridor toward realizing and accelerating $2 billion of re-investment and $1 billion of savings to households in the next ten years.

Please help us to get the word out about all these events by sharing the attached flyers.

Two things that might help:

  1. Attached are two flyers: one for neighborhood focus groups and one for public corridor-wide review sessions.

    1. PDF format – can be used for printing or forwarding. 
  2. Below is some “short text” that can be used for Facebook posts, e-blasts and newsletters:

A Once-In-A-Generation Investment in Central Ave.


How Can Our Neighborhoods Make the Most of It? Let’s Talk

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 | 6-7:30 P.M.

Join your neighbors from the greater Downtown area neighborhoods at this meeting to explore planning options near future transit stations:
Huning Highland, Downtown, Raynolds Addition, Huning Castle, West Park, West Old Town, Barelas, Citizen’s Information Committee of Martineztown

Here is an overview of what is happening to Sector Development Plans, and a direct link to the DNA SDP Summary. The overview page explains what you see in the DNA summary sheet.

Links to the webpages with the current draft of the Comprehensive Plan and the Integrated Development Ordinance.

For updates on planning and meetings, be sure to visit and sign up to their mailing list.

We wanted to let you know about some of the changes that are happening with the Office of Neighborhood Coordination. Last month the City Council passed a resolution to move the Office of Neighborhood Coordination from the Planning Department to the City Council Office, effective April 1st. Currently in the Council Office there is myself, ONC Manager, and Vanessa Baca, Neighborhood Communication Liaison. On April 3rd, Dalaina Carmona, Sr. Admin Assistant, and Vicente Quevedo, Neighborhood Liaison, the two current staff at ONC, will join us in the City Council Office. We are very excited about this change as it will increase the capacity and staffing levels to better serve your neighborhoods.

The goal of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination is to help create healthy and thriving neighborhoods in the City of Albuquerque. To that end, we need your help. You are the expert in your neighborhood and instead of us telling you what your neighborhood needs, we want to hear from you! We’ve put together an online survey and it would greatly help us if you would take the time to fill it out:

Also, if you would like to forward this information to the people in your neighborhood association we would love to hear from them as well.

Thanks for your service and your time!

Sara Mancini
Council Neighborhood Services / Office of Neighborhood Coordination
ABQ City Council Office

Downtown Neighborhoods Association

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monthly Meeting

February 1, 2017

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Here’s the link to the online version of the DNA Newsletter (Feb 2017):

DNA Newsletter (Feb 2017)

Or you can download the print version here:

2017 DNA newsletter (first page is intentionally blank)

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