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Fair West Neighbors, We Need Your Help

To prepare for the Community Planning Area (CPA) Assessment, we are asking Fair West Neighbors to please get together and out into the neighborhood to do an assessment. For information on the CPA Assessment visit:
https://abc-zone.com/community-planning-area-assessments
and
https://cpa.abc-zone.com/

  1. You can do a walkability assessment:
    Here are some resources:

    https://www.nchpad.org/1709/6826/Conducting~a~Walk~Audit
    https://createthegood.aarp.org/volunteer-guides/walkability-survey.html
    https://createthegood.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/ctg/pdf/2019/sidewalks-streets.pdf [PDF}
  2. You can do a Pedestrian and Bicycle assessment:
    https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/…/tool…/docs/fhwasa20042.pdf [PDF]
    https://www.pedbikeinfo.org/webinars/webinar_details.cfm

    If you have questions, send them to abqfairwestpresident@gmail.com
    The Fair West Neighborhood president has a dropbox on her porch if you would like to drop off physical reports and there is another in the park.

Send your results to abqfairwest@gmail.com

Thank you,
Fair West Neighborhood Association

What Do You Want to See More of in Our Community?

Dear FWNA community,

The Near Heights Community Planning Area (CPA) assessment has begun. If we want to have our voices heard and improve our area, then we must speak up.

Go to https://cpa.abc-zone.com/going-engagement. Do the Pre-Assessment Survey, and the Interactive map then get a group of 2-3 together and do the Group Activities.

Then you will be ready to share your ideas with the CPA team in March when we have a neighborhood walkthrough with the CPA team. Please contact Katherine Turner abqfairwestpresident@gmail.com if you would like information on this event.


What is a Community Planning Area (CPA)?

The City of Albuquerque Planning Department works with communities in each of 12 areas to plan for the future. Our area, Near Heights, planning has started and runs from Feb to May 2021

What is a CPA Assessment?

Each community should include places where people can work, play, learn, shop, and do all the other meaningful activities that contribute to a high-quality life. Over the next 4 years, City staff¬ is seeking the support and expertise of local communities to help identify what’s working well and what might be needed in each CPA. An assessment sets out community priorities and recommends actions for the City or for organizations in the community to take.

Why should you engage in this planning process?

Help identify what you want to see more of in your community. Share your concerns about housing, transportation, parks/open space, and other priorities. Grow your community’s capacity to build on existing strengths and address issues. Identify resources, projects, and partnerships that can help your community move toward a shared vision.

Your Community. Your Voice. Get Involved! https://www.cabq.gov/cpa


The Fair West Neighborhood Association (FWNA) enables residents and businesses to exchange ideas, develop a unified voice, and address community concerns. The Board uses this unified voice to work with our neighbors and city officials to promote the well-being and safety of the people who live, work, and play here.

Please, visit our website at www.abqfairwest.org, join our mailing list at abqfairwest.org/newsletters, follow our BLOG to stay informed, and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/FairWestNeighborhood. Your financial support is always helpful and appreciated.

2020 Fox Park Christmas Luminarias

Fair West Neighbors, please help these candles realize the dream denied to them last year. The dream to be Fox Park Christmas Luminarias. These 147 candles were nestled their sandy beds, snug in their paper bag home ready to be set to be set ablaze to help Fair West Neighbors bring in Christmas last year, but nature damped their dreams. The rains destroyed the bags, but we saved these candles from destruction. We are asking for your help to keep the luminarias in the park tradition alive this year.Make as many luminarias as your family would like. Come to 616 Valencia Drive NE and rescue candles from the plastic delivery box on the south end of the porch. Put your luminarias up around Fox Memorial Park Christmas Eve. We will have a crew ready to light them at night fall.

If you would like to be part of the lighting crew, send an email, Katherine Turner, FWNA President at ABQFairWestPresident@gmail.com.

When you pick up your candles be sure to also get the 2021 Headwaters Calendar, Celebrating the San Juan-Chama Project. These beautiful calendars are provided by the Water Authority to neighborhood associations every year to give out as a gift to the community.

Public Notice of Proposed Project | City of ABQ

Neighborhood Association Public Meeting Notice
EPC Public Meeting
2021 General Obligation Bond Program

September 23, 2020

Dear City Neighborhood Associations;

In accordance with the procedures of the City of Albuquerque’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) Subsection 14-16-6-4(K)(2) Mailed Public Notice, we are notifying you as a Neighborhood Association Representative that the City of Albuquerque will be submitting a Master Development Plan to be reviewed by the Environmental Planning Commission.

The application is for review and comment on the 2021 General Obligation Bond Program/2021-2030 Decade Plan for city-wide capital improvements.

The anticipated public meeting for this request will be on Thursday November 12th, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am via Zoom.

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/95308437605?pwd=QWt4MDdneUhxVmx3YS8vTGRnaFRNUT09

Meeting ID: 953 0843 7605
Passcode: 107477

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

You can check the agenda for the relevant decision-making body online here: https://www.cabq.gov/planning/boards-commissions or call the Planning Department at 505-924-3860.

NOTE: Anyone may request and the City may require an applicant to attend a City-sponsored facilitated meeting with Neighborhood Associations, based on the complexity and potential impacts of a proposed project [IDO Section 14-16-6-4(D)]. To request a Facilitated Meeting regarding this project, contact the Planning Department at devhelp@cabq.gov or 505-924-3955. To view and download the Facilitated Meetings Criteria, visit http://www.cabq.gov/planning/urban-design-development/facilitated-meetings-for-proposed-development.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns at 768-3616 or via smaden@cabq.gov

Useful Links

Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO):
http://www.cabq.gov/planning/codes-policies-regulations/integrated-development-ordinance

IDO Interactive Map
https://tinyurl.com/IDOzoningmap

Sincerely,
SHAWN MADEN
cip strategic program manager
505.768.3616
cabq.gov/dmd

Join Us for the Neighborhood Fall Cleanup

We invite you and your family to join us for the 2020 Fall Cleanup event in Fair West. This annual event provides opportunity to build some community pride and stewardship in our neighborhood.

The Fall Neighborhood Cleanup is Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Bags & Gloves will be available for distribution at Fox Park.

If you would like to participate, call Sharon Lawson at 505-244-3537 or email Artisticmediacoop@gmail.com by Thursday, September 17th  2 p.m. Please leave a message stating your name and phone number.

ALL ARE WELCOME – SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH A NEIGHBOR

 

Fair West Residential Permit Parking Letter

Dear Neighbors,

If you need to renew your parking permits this month, you should have received a letter from the Albuquerque parking division to inform you that you can use the online renewal. This is a very convenient way to renew but there is a $25.00 fee per permit. I spoke with the director about the omission and want to share his email response below. Please share this information with your neighbors who may not connect with FWNA online.

Thank you,
Katherine Tuner, FWNA President


FROM:  Jeremy Keiser (Wed, Sep 9, 11:52 AM)
TO: Katherine Tuner

Good afternoon Fair West residents,

A letter went out to the residents of Fair West. It was missing a section in that letter that had details in regards to in office visits for your on street parking permits. I do apologize for the missing content.

Residents also have the option to pick up their permit(s) from our office at no charge. You will need to schedule an appointment with the Parking Division. You can do this by either calling us at (505) 924-3950 or emailing us at parking@cabq.gov.

Please be aware that you will need to go through a screening process by security as you enter the building and face masks will be required to gain entry into the building.

For additional information in regards to on street parking permits, please visit our website at http://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/on-street-parking-permit-application

Thank you,
Jeremy Keiser, Parking Division Manager
CABQ Department of Municipal Development
600 2nd Street NW, 5th Floor, Suite 510
Albuquerque, NM 87102
http://www.cabq.gov/parking

Fox Memorial Park Adopt-A-Park

The city is looking for a business to adopt the neighborhood park.


Fox Memorial Park

This serene large open park has many trees to provide cool shade with lush green grass to enjoy relaxing or playing. The large playground and basketball court is a wonderful place for children to enjoy. The park is very pet-friendly for dogs on leashes. A great place to visit and enjoy the open grass area with friends and family with sitting benches.

Adopt-a-Park

Community organizations, businesses, and private citizens may adopt a park. The program is flexible enough to allow organizations, business or individuals to choose a location and level of commitment that works best for them, their family, or their staff. The best part—you can adopt a park in your neighborhood!

Contribute directly to the beautification of our City, starting with the area that matters most to you! Volunteering in City of Albuquerque parks is a great way to help our community shine!

Parks can be adopted collaboratively, or by a single family or organization. Families and organizations that adopt a park in-whole (with a minimum commitment of two years) will be recognized with the placement of a sign in the park to recognize and celebrate their contribution.

Parks are a place for everyone to enjoy, and the maintenance of our parks are a place for everyone to pitch in. Even if you don’t commit to adopting a park for two years, you can still sign up here to log the hours you spend doing your part to keep Albuquerque beautiful.

This program provides volunteers with excellent opportunities to gain valuable work experience, make a connection with the community, and meet new people. Plus, you can bring your family and pets to accompany you in your project.

Volunteering in City Parks

We offer plenty of rewarding volunteer opportunities for individuals, small groups, and large groups. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if you would like to collaborate with us for your project. We have all the tools—we just need your time and energy. Volunteer tasks in parks include:

• Trash pickup
• Weed removal
• Raking sandboxes
• Sweeping walkways/sidewalks
• Cleaning/weeding of flower beds
• Cleaning/wiping of playground equipment

If you’re interested, please respond at:
https://www.oneabqvolunteers.com/need/detail/?need_id=506762

Fox Memorial Park Adopt-A-Park