ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Infill developers are eyeing several different sites along the heavily traveled Paseo Del Norte corridor for new projects.
With no shortage of residential rooftops nearby, two vacant parcels of land are primed for a new Weck’s restaurant and a daycare/early education center.
Site development plans being considered by the city include applications for a 5,000-square-foot Weck’s at 7301 Paseo De Norte NE, and a 14,000-square-foot facility called Primrose School of Sandia on a vacant infill site on the north side of Palomas NE between Wyoming and Barstow. The street now is home to three residential facilities serving senior citizens and several office buildings.
At one time, U.S. Eagle Credit Union considered acquiring the nearly one-acre site that the preschool company now is eyeballing, but a zoning change asking for a drive-through riled neighbors in the adjoining Countrywood subdivision. The credit union eventually nixed its plans to build a store at the site, according to EPC documents.
The preschool/child day care center proposal also has raised concerns about traffic from residents living near Palomas, the only way in and out of their neighborhood, but EPC staff recommended approval of the two-story building, which would be west of the MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care facility.