Jul 16

July 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.

2014 July Newsletter

 

►Dave Coles a  City of Albuquerque Facilitator was inquiring  as to whether or not we would want a facilited meeting for the newest additions to the Dey Rey Property. No neighborhoods have shown interest in a meeting about an issue already signed and delivered to the EPC by the City of Albuquerque. The suggestion was made to have the facilitator enter our comments into the record. The following is a copy of the email I sent him.

Dear Dave Coles:

We recently received notification about planned and approved developments for the Del Rey Property. The additions will include the Santa Monica Place Resort Lifestyle Communities and the Santa Monica Place Senior Assisted Living/Memory Care.

Our concern all along has been on how these developments will impact traffic through the Academy Acres North Neighborhood and the ability to get in and out of our neighborhood safety especially during rush hours.

A traffic impact form was filled out in the spring of  2011 for the Santa Monica Place Development. Proposed were 12.4 acres of R-2 Multi Family Residences and 10.8 acres of R-2 Senior Transitional Living Apartments. This proposal would have used approximately one half of the total Del Rey Tract.  The Traffic Impact Form stated a Traffic Impact Study was boarderline and not required for the zoning change. The premise was the development would not impact traffic any more than the existing Del Rey mobile home park with 240 mobile homes. This is a false assumption. Everyone living nearby knows the blighted trailer park had no more than fifteen to twenty trailers for the last twenty years. Instead the Broadstone Santa Monica Apartments were built occupying one fourth of the property with a capacity of 240 apartments. The apartment complex is contributing far more traffic to the area than the mobile home park ever did. Other factors not considered were the additions of homes to the north side of Academy Acres, a post office, two apartment complexes, condominiums, a church and a storage facility.

Over the years nothing has been done to San Antonio Blvd in the areas of San Pedro and Louisiana to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion especially during rush hour periods.  In addition Academy Acres North will be impacted by the traffic through our neighborhood from the Del Rey developments traveling south to San Mateo Blvd shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. The streets most likely affected will be Louisiana, McKinney, Forest Hills, Barnhart and Harper. At this point in time I have not heard of any plan to mitigate the traffic through school zones or any part of our neighborhood.

Thanks for soliciting my comments.

Sincerely

Jacob Tellier

►Councilor Winter is hosting a picnic with Mayor Berry at the North Domingo Baca MGC Social Hall Wednesday July 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The center is located at 7521 Carmel Ave NE.

►There will be a vehicle identification number etching event Saturday July 26, 2014 from 9:30AM to 2:30 PM at Sportsmans Warehouse. The address is 1450 Renaissance Blvd NE, the event will be held in the rear parking area. VIN etching is an excellent deterrent to auto theft.

►I have not heard back from PNM with regard to beginning a project for upgrades to our street lights. Our street lights are forty years and old. We need the best current technology available. A request was also made to add some street lights on Pan American Street especially in the area of the Borealis Arroyo where pedestrians have to walk in the street.

►If your block is organizing a National Night Out event on Tuesday August 5th I have attached a letter containing the details and deadlines to register with the Citizen Contact Center at 311.

Sincerely

Jake Tellier

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.

abqaanna@gmail.com

 

Jul 03

June 2014 Newslettter

►I just received information describing the next areas to be developed on the Del Rey property. The first area will be at the northeast corner of the property Louisiana Blvd. and Derickson Ave.. This is now called Tract 3-B and the proposal is for a Senior Assisted Living and Memory Facility. Tract 4-B is at the corner of Louisiana Blvd. and Santa Monica Ave. The proposal is for a Senior Independent Living Facility. Located between the two tracts there will be a new street San Vicente Ave. which will run west into the development from Louisiana Blvd. Another new street called Brent Wood Blvd. will run north from Santa Monica Ave. and intersect San Vicente at the northwest corner of Tract 4-B.

The Tract B-3 development will be called Elan-Santa Monica Place (Senior Assisted Living/Memory Care). TRACT 4-B will be called Resort Lifestyle Communities at Santa Monica Place.
I have attached the Site Planning Principal’s letter along with some colored representations of the buildings. The EPC hearing for this project will be August 7, 2014. I am sure we will have more details to pass along after the EPC meeting.
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May 26

May 2014 Newsletter

►I want to thank everyone who attended our Spring Meeting May 6th.
►I have listed most of the issues discussed during the meeting:
•Public Comment was made by Marcy Britton who is bringing a law suit against the City of Albuquerque regarding the “Trap
Neuter and Release” policy of releasing feral cats into City neighborhoods. The contention of the law suit is that TNR,
abandoning animals, is in violation of the City’s own Animal Welfare Ordinance.
•Treasurer’s Report given by our new Treasurer Fred Aiken showed $2061.37 in our Checking Account and $200.57 in the Savings
Account.
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May 20

Crime Prevention Tips

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May 08

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May 01

Spring Meeting

AANNA Spring Meeting 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Held at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE.
(2 blocks N of Paseo Del Norte W of Wyoming Blvd)

Official notification of the meeting as required by the City of Albuquerque.

Apr 25

April 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.
April 2014 Newsletter

►The spring meeting of the Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association will be held on May 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The location of the meeting is the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE. The center is located two blocks north of Paseo Del Norte west off of Wyoming Blvd. This will be the official notification of the meeting as required by the City of Albuquerque.
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►Our neighborhood association is looking for a volunteer to lead our neighborhood association. I will be resigning in December; this would be a good early opportunity to phase into this position. Let me know if you are interested or know someone who would be interested.
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►The Albuquerque Police Department is experiencing an organizational restructure of several command staff. Commander Camacho has been moved to a Northwest Area Command. Until a permanent commander is placed into our northeast command we will have an Acting Commander, A/Cmdr. Tim Lopez. We will be notified when a new commander is in place and we are assured our officers are dedicated to their service and community. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

AANNA March Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.
March 2014 Newsletter

►The room has been reserved for our spring neighborhood association meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday May 6th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Classroom 5 in the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.
►There is good news to pass along from Michell Wall our Zoning Enforcement Officer. The rundown property at 6209 Dungan NE will be sold on March 31st. The buyers have met with the City’s Building Safety Division for permits to begin renovations immediately after the sale.
►The Albuquerque Bernallilo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) will be holding a Fluoridation Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will be held at the African American Performing Arts & Exhibition Center on Wednesday April 9th from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The public comment sign up will be from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. The main topic will be, should supplemental fluorine be added to Albuquerque’s drinking water. Enter the Fair Grounds at the first stop light south of Central from San the Pedro, the Exhibition Center is directly to your left as you enter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

AANNA February Newsletter

Academy Ares North Neighborhood Association Inc.
February 2014 Newsletter

► Saturday February 1st I attended the Mayor’s Neighborhood Associations Presidents Forum. The meeting is divided into three sessions; the first two sessions were with Department Directors of each City service and the last session with Mayor Berry. I will give you short summaries of the items discussed during the sessions.
● City finances are in good shape. The 60 million dollar deficit from four years ago has been retired.
Major city projects currently in progress are the Paseo I-25 Interchange, the Convention Center rehab,
transit projects, road resurfacing and bicycle lanes.
● The 311 App for I-phones is now also available for Android phones. It can be downloaded from the City’s website.
● Senate Bill 61 was introduced during the last NM Legislative session which would provide cities with laws
to deal with nuisance properties, abandoned or inoperable cars and copper theft. As of today I do not believe the bill was up for a vote at the end of the legislative session.

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Jan 30

View Recovered Stolen Property

The Foothills Area Command will have the last open house Saturday, February 1st   from 8:00 AM to 3:00 pm for viewing the large amount of recovered stolen property they are holding. The APD Foothills Substation is located at 12800 Lomas Blvd NE between Juan Tabo and Tramway.

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