FAIR WEST NEWS | Aug 2022

Starting in August 2022, FWNA will be publishing a newsletter to inform residents of the latest neighborhood issues and news.  Copies are sent out by email via Blog, posted to the website and available at FWNA social events. A big thank you to Dayna who is putting together the FWNA newsletters!

Fair West residents and businesses are encouraged to provide content. If you’d like to submit a guest commentary, story idea, photograph, or article for the newsletter, please email dayna.vocasek @ outlook.com.

Remember to Register for Parking Permits in time for the 2022 State Fair

Dear Fair West Neighbors

The State Fair is happening September 8th-18th, 2022. If you haven’t already done so, renew or register for your parking permit(s) soon! Residents have 2 different options to renew or register — online and in person. 

Option 1 is to pick up your permit(s) at the Parking Division Office at City Hall, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Hours are  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Scheduled appointments can be made at (505) 924-3950 or by email at parking@cabq.gov.

For those who would like to obtain their permit(s) in person. You can fill out the form in advance by clicking this link On-Street Parking Permit Application.

Option 2 is to register/receive your parking permit(s) online at https://cabqparkingpermits.rmcpay.com. If you want the convenience of using the online option, there is a $25.00 fee per permit. 


Parking Permits only affect residents in the 200 through 900 blocks: CAGUA DR.
LAGUAYRA DR.
CARDENAS DR.
VALENCIA DR.
and ALVARADO DR.

For Property Owners the following is required each year:

  • Valid and current Government issued ID card
  • Current Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Ownership or Property Tax Bill
  • A current utility bill that displays the owner’s name AND address

For complete information in regards to on-street parking permits, please visit the CABQ Parking Divison website at https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/on-street-parking-permit-application

Enter the Creative Placemaking Contest for the Revitalize San Pedro Project

Revitalize San Pedro Partnership Opens Creative Placemaking Contest for Community Proposals

The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership (RSPP) is excited to release its Request for Proposals for the San Pedro Corridor Creative Placemaking Contest. Individuals with a personal connection to Albuquerque’s San Pedro Corridor between I-40 and Central Avenue and the adjoining neighborhoods are invited to submit their ideas for celebrating and enhancing the Corridor via inexpensive, small-scale placemaking projects.

Placemaking can be used to improve all the spaces that comprise gathering places within a community – its streets, sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other public spaces – so they invite greater interaction between people and foster healthier, more social, and economically viable communities. Placemaking project examples include murals, pop-up parks, moveable sidewalk seating, sculptures, and much more.

Projects should be completed for $2,500 or less and by utilizing volunteers. The top three proposals will be awarded gift certificates to local businesses, and the project identified in the first-place proposal will be completed by December 31, 2022.

For more information and to apply online, go to https://form.jotform.com/222006624897055.

Applications will be accepted from August 1 through August 18, and may be submitted online OR emailed to Revitalizesanpedro@gmail.com with the subject line “San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest” OR mailed to San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest, c/o MHNA, Box 311, 1933 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque NM 87110, postmarked no later than August 18, 2022.

Applications will be assessed by a Review Panel that includes representatives from relevant City offices, local artists and arts organizations, RSPP business partners, and the four connected neighborhood associations. Public input will also be considered via Facebook posting of contest finalists on https://www.facebook.com/RevitalizeSanPedro between August 31st — September 5. Contest selection of First, Second, and Third place projects will be publicly announced on September 9, 2022.

Primary funding for the San Pedro Creative Placemaking Contest is provided through a grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, with some additional funding from Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn and the Rio Grande Credit Union. The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership is a New Mexico MainStreet Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Initiative. The Corridor lies partially within both Albuquerque City Council District 6 and 7.

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Amy M. Barnhart
New Mexico MainStreet Revitalization Specialist in Preservation & Non-Profit Resource Development

AMB Consulting 773-368-7557

Visit the historic and cultural resources of New Mexico’s MainStreet and Arts & Cultural Districts! http://offtheroadnm.org/

You’re Invited to the Fair West Ice Cream Social

Join us for the 28th Annual Fair West Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 27th @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
At Fox Memorial Park

Connect with your neighbors and enjoy the last taste of summer! Hope to see you! Please share this with your neighbors.

Help support the FWNA Ice Social, Scary Supper and other community projects. Donations in any amount are always appreciated.

Thank you!

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FWNA Annual Meeting 2022

Please note the FWNA Annual Meeting has been changed to Sunday, July 17th @ 11:00 AM due to much feedback received. Apologies for the confusion this may cause. We hope to see you then.

The Fair West Neighbor Association Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 17th, 2022, at 11:00 am hosted by Enchantment Ballroom at 337 San Pedro Dr. NE.

Learn about ways you can become involved in FWNA and about upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, including the San Pedro Business Corridor Initiative and an update on the Traffic Mediation on Alvarado Dr.

Itinerary includes:

  • Meet and Greet with neighbors 11:00-11:30 am
  • Update and discussion regarding neighborhood affairs, projects and issues 11:30-12:45 pm
  • FWNA member elections and goodbyes 12:45-1:00 pm

Please come and invite your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.