East Central Redevelopment [Oct 2006]
[19 Oct 2006]:
Our City Councilor Don Harris has won approval to design a
development plan for East Central (Eubank to Tramway and I-40 to one
block south of Central). The city planning dept and Don will
contact SRNA soon for input. This web page will be updated when
more is known. Contact
Don Harris's office for details.
Cenaroca Addition: (Project # 100 4496) Within
Cenaroca Addition: The
currently vacant land just East of
Tramway, between Encantado on the
North and Skyline on the South, was posted (1 Nov 2005 -
15 Nov 2005) for a Special Exception Request. This was to request
conditional use to allow dwelling units in this C-1 Zone. (the
current zoning is C-1; this "conditional use" does not propose to
Bill Kraemer of Garcia/Kramer & Associates is working to develop
these three acres, and addressed the SRNA Board on the evening of 11
Dec 2005. One of the city councilors is sponsoring an amendment
to stop allowing dwelling units in a commercially zoned area (similar
to this Special Exception Request). Bill's group now plans to ask
for a Zone Change on 19 Jan 2006 that "won't be injurious to the
neighborhood." Bill indicated that there would be a max total of
28 dwelling units on these three acres. Builder will be Stan
Padilla of "Homes by Lillian Inc." For an example of the
site plans, see the picture to the right, and the model home on
Florence (North of La Cueva, and North of Eagle Rock.) Homes
include granite counter tops, landscaping in front with
xeriscaping. The dwellings will face East, with the back yards
Tramway. Each will have a round turret, spiral staircase going
up, kitchen with an island, custom cabinets, stainless steel
appliances, 2-car garage, 2200 to 2600 sq. feet. Price range will
be about $350K.
Hearing Examiner of the City of Albuquerque held the monthly
in the Plaza del Sol Hearing Room, in the Basement Level, 600 2nd Str
NW on Tuesday, November 15, 2005,
opening with Old Business at 9 am. Here is the agenda
for that meeting. This Special Exception
Request was presented (items 39-42,
"Tramway Associates") after 1:30
pm, under New Business . Carol O'Keefe and Ken O'Keefe
this public hearing to represent SRNA.
the Special Exception Request posters is Garcia/Kraemer, phone
the proposed development south of Wells
Sandia Manor (Spring - Summer 2005)
from SRNA Meeting with proposed developer, Tuesday, 14 June 2005 - click for Notes
Carol O'Keefe is checking with Jude Baca on the latest information as
of December 2005.
14 June 2005 notes include a link to the Wells Sandia Manor Covenants)
from SRNA Meeting with
our City Councilor: Tuesday, 10 May 2005 - click for Notes
Development Watch notices:
Development in west Tijeras Canyon
West Tijeras Development
The city of Albuquerque was ordered to annex the West Tijeras property
under a state law intended to prevent cities from leap-frog
Nonetheless, the owners of the land used the law to force the
which would then bring city services (esp. water and sewer). The city
and a court ruled early in 2001 that the law was misapplied in this
Needless to say, this isn't the end.
Dan Mulder received a package from Consensus Planning for West Tijeras
Canyon containing a site plan for subdivision to the City. They
included a set of design guidelines in the site plan. Please let
know if you would like to review this package. The design
seem to cover most areas - building envelope, acceptable driveway
colors, acceptable building and roof styles, outbuildings, trash
enclosures, landscaping and vegetation, signs, acceptable wall
around property, drainage, etc.
Facilitated Meeting, March 17, 2000
Planning is underway for a new development in Tijeras Canyon. The land
was recently annexed into the city at the request of the land owner
against city wishes). The planners for the project attended our last
meeting to make a presentation on the project. What follows are notes
by moderators provided by the city for this meeting.
FACILITATORS REPORT March 17, 2000
Meeting held: March 14, 2000; 7:30 pm - 9 pm at the home of Jay
Gober, President of Supper Rock NA
Between: Jim Strozier and Jackie Fishman, of Consensus
Planning, agents, and board members of Supper Rock NA, as well as Dale
North Fourhills NA.
Attendees: 10 attended; sign-in sheet submitted.
RE: 00110 00000 00176, 00138 00000 00177, West Tijeras Ltd.
Facilitators: Jori Manske and Jim Manske
Meeting Summary: Jim Strozier reviewed the complex history of the
property leading up to its annexation and current need for
He also answered questions related to the topography, effects of
utilities on the site, and the complicated governmental structure of
area. The meeting was respectful, cooperative, and informative
little apparent opposition.
Primary Issues/Interests of Applicant:
The land has been annexed to the city so that city
could be accessed. The proposal has four distinct areas
high-end residential with a density up to 1du/ac south of the
arroyo, offices for the 10 acres of the northwest adjacent to the
current commercial use, townhomes with a density up to 8 du/ac
adjacent to the proposed offices, and public open space including
the canyon and the immediate area around it.
Primary Issues/Interests of Neighbors:
1. Water contamination: Neighbors are concerned that
development could exacerbate the existing soil pollution from Gulton
2. Access across the canyon: Neighbors questioned whether
the adjacent properties would be connected to this property by road
access to old Route 66.
3. Benefits to the City: There was some question and
discussion about how the City could benefit from annexation.
4. Taxes: Neighbors do not want tax dollars to pay for
providing services, nor for property taxes to increase, forcing low
income property owners out of the area.
5. Traffic: There is concern about increased traffic flow
on Old Route 66.
6. Townhouse design: Neighbors would like to see some
innovative design on the grouping of the townhouses which would avoid
close stacking of same height buildings.
Areas of Agreement:
1. Applicant will comply with the Sandia Foothills Area Plan,
despite being outside its boundaries.
2. Effects of pollutants from Gulton Industries should be
3. A reasonable rational approach should be taken toward
annexation and zoning.
4. Townhouses would be clustered with open space and landscaping
Unresolved Issues, Interests, Concerns:
Possible effects of development on water pollution as a result of
disturbing land containing pollutants.
1. This case will be deferred to enable development of the Site
2. Agent will send copies of the site plan when it is developed.
Jim Manske, Facilitator
Cenaroca Addition: 1st hearing was held 15
Next hearing: 17 Jan 2006
(but zone change was requested on 19