Come help light the luminarias in Fox Park just before dusk!
FWNA has a tradition of setting up luminarias around Fox Park on Christmas Eve. Years ago our neighborhood youth group, FWNA Fusion, did the luminarias for the park and sold them by the dozen to neighbors to raise money. These days a few neighbors have taken up the folding and setting them up every year. It’s magical to walk around the park Christmas Eve. Hope you come by to enjoy this annual tradition in our neighborhood! Happy Holidays!
View a draft report created by the City on potential improvements along Albuquerque’s historic Central Avenue for the Fair West neighborhood and neighborhoods in the International District.
The International District Recommendations Draft (PDF)
A public meeting was held on 11/7 to discuss draft components for the International District. Remember, illustrations in all the documents are responses to priorities that arose from community discussions. They’re conversation aids, not depictions of already determined outcomes. Notes from the Fall Action Forum held on 11/7/17 (PDF).
If you were unable to attend the action forum, you can leave feedback on the comment form at the Greater Central Avenue website.
Albuquerque is currently experiencing two once in a lifetime changes: a revision of our citywide zoning code and a major transportation investment on our Main Street, Central Avenue. Learn more how goals and strategies for Central Ave improvements were explored.
The International District
The International District is rich and diverse in culture. Yet these aspects are not fully expressed in the urban structure and form. The EXPO New Mexico site is a significantly underutilized asset that currently separates rather than connects the various neighborhoods. There are no clear neighborhood centers, despite the popularity of Talin Market.
Residents aspire to have a sense of place, a strong center, and meaningful locations for community events. Residents feel strongly about the EXPO New Mexico site and have expressed opposition to its large-scale redevelopment and have a vision for the site as the City’s “Central Park”.
Residents support the redevelopment of Central, Louisiana, San Pedro, and Lomas to mixed use, supporting surrounding communities.
Dear FWNA neighbors and friends,
The Fair West Neighbor Association General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:30 at the Alice Hoppes African American Pavilion at the State Fairgrounds. (building at the end of Gate 3. Parking is free) SEE MAP
Because of neighbors’ concerns regarding the increase of homeless visitors to our neighborhood, the focus of this meeting will be addressing resources and understanding of this population and how we make sure every one feels both safe and welcomed.
Speakers will include representatives from our City Councilor office, APD Crisis Outreach Program, the San Juan Friary, and Health Care for the Homeless.
Please come and invite your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.
Please join us for the neighborhood fall cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2017. Meet in Fox Park at 9 am. Coffee, donuts, gloves and bags provided.
Meet and mingle with neighbors and enjoy free ice cream.
Fair West Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
When: Sunday August 20th, 3-5pm
Where: Fox Memorial Park
Hope to see you! Please share this with your neighbors.
FWNA board members had a successful meeting with the Monks from the San Juan Friary to find ways to work together to keep our neighborhood safe. The Friary will be hosting an Open House in the near future. Please sign up for the Fair West neighborhood newsletter to receive news & notices of neighborhood meetings, events and alerts.