ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A nearly block-long development in the Downtown area that will include seven stories of retail space, offices and apartments has won initial approval for $30 million in metropolitan redevelopment bonds.
The Albuquerque Development Commission has recommended city councilors approve the request for the Bank of the West Center project at Lomas and Third.
The development includes the former Bank of America building at 303 Roma NW and a 3/4-acre tract at Third and Lomas.
The developers and investors are Scott Throckmorton, owner and president of Albuquerque-based ARGUS Investment Realty, John Sedberry and Associates and Jeff Jesionowski of AMC Development. The project’s design is by FBT Architects of Albuquerque.
Throckmorton said developers plan to privately finance the project but wanted to get the seven-year property tax abate benefit that comes with metropolitan redevelopment bonds.
The $25 million to $30 million Bank of the West Center will include a new seven-story mixed-use building that will house retail on the ground level, offices on the second floor and apartments, with rooftop amenities, on the remaining five floors, Throckmorton said.