ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City councilors, county commissioners, the mayor, other community leaders and economic development officials cheered the start of construction Tuesday for what developers are calling a “transformative” multi-use project for the West Side.
The $26 million, 6-acre Nuevo Atrisco public-private partnership development on the northwest corner of Central and Unser will feature more than 30,000 square feet of office, restaurant and retail space, an 86-unit apartment complex and a 20,000 square foot plaza and community event epicenter, officials said in a news release.
City Councilor Ken Sanchez has said the development, which had been planned for more than a decade but put on hold due to the recession, should become a major area activity center once completed.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has called the development an investment in “affordable housing” but also “about businesses.”
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