Process Diary | October 14, 2015

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‘Blueprint’ Adopted Unanimously: Congratulations to all

On Monday, October 5, the Las Cruces City Council voted 7-0 to approve a resolution adopting the redevelopment “Blueprint” for the Amador Avenue area west of the railroad tracks, between Compress and Valley Drive.

The unanimous Council endorsement is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of elected officials, City staff and community members. Everyone deserves to take a bow.

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Process Diary | June 30, 2015

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Wrap-Up Presentation Puts Big Ideas on the Table

The five-day collaborative workshop to draft a redevelopment plan for the West Amador neighborhood concluded Monday night, June 29, with a presentation by consulting team leader Susan Henderson.

Henderson showed how team designers linked the aspirations of community members with strategies that recognized and leveraged the neighborhood’s industrial and agricultural heritage; that considered growth in bite-sized increments; and that built on what was already in place to achieve a more walkable/bikeable mix of commerce and housing.

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Process Diary | June 26, 2015

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Workshop Week Begins in an Inspiring Setting

The Alma d’arte Charter High School on West Court Avenue, home base for the weeklong planning charrette for the Amador neighborhood of Las Cruces, is at the beginning of an extensive renovation. So the partially gutted room where 50-plus community members joined city staff, elected officials and the PlaceMakers consulting team on Thursday, June 25 for the opening meeting had the feel of an artsy industrial loft.

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