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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

Applications will be accepted from August 1 through August 18, and may be submitted online OR emailed to 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 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.


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!

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.

Fair West Neighbors Helping Neighbors And Our City

Last week a group of neighbors came together to keep our neighbor Hillary Malu’s house from becoming a victim of property crime.

Will was out for his daily walk when he saw someone hanging around Hillary’s home. When he returned from his walk, he saw the person was in her backyard. Neighbors Jay and Adri also notice the person lurking about Hillary’s property and notified Will and his wife Nola. Nola contacted Eric Sutton, who reached out to neighbors to get Hillary’s phone number to warn her. Eric Sutton and Ruben monitored the situation and saw that the person had entered the house. Nola and several others call the police. Thanks to the neighbors’ efforts, the police quickly responded. Eric, Will, his wife Nola, Jay, Adri, Kathy Turner, and Alice Harsh all helped to make sure that the police had the information they needed and stayed to support Hillary when she arrived from work.

It was truly heartwarming to see neighbors come together in this caring and supportive group. Thanks to these heroes (the neighbors and the law enforcement) nothing was taken or damaged and the offender was arrested. Without this vigilance, it could have been so much worse. I personally would like to thank everyone who came together to support our neighbor.

Please note there was a conversation about which number to call. Always call 911 when a crime is in progress or there is the possibility of physical or property harm. Call 242-COPS for all other reports. It is important not to tie up the 911 line with calls about anything other than a situation that law enforcement must address immediately to avert a crime or harm.

Hillary Malu, Eric Sutton, and Kathy Turner are all on the Fair West Neighborhood board. Check out this article by KRQE News for more information.

Fox Park Renovation-Letters of Support Needed

The Fair West Neighborhood Association Board has been working with the City of Albuquerque to upgrade and renovate Marion Fox Park including the tennis courts, playground, sidewalks, picnic tables and trash cans. The next step is to ask our state legislature to fund this request.  But we need your help!

Please send a letter, email or phone call to NM State Senator Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez and NM State Representative Kay Bounkeua supporting the park renovation and why.  It is also helpful to contact Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis and Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa to support this initiative.  

Time is of the essence as the legislation session runs from January 18 thru February 17, 2022.  Contacts are listed below. Also available is a letter that you can use for your convenience. Click here to download the letter template.

Once funding is secured, a meeting will be scheduled for public input as the final plans are developed

NM State Representative Kay Bounkeua
District: 19 Bernalillo County
Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4435
Capitol Room: 413A

NM State Senator Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez
District: 16 Bernalillo County
Address: P.O. Box 40414
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4389
Capitol Room: 218C

Bernalillo Commissioner Adriann Barboa
One Civic Plaza, NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 468-7108

Albuquerque Councilor Pat Davis:
Contact Policy Analyst Sean Foran:
(505) 768-3152

FWNA NEWS | Speed Study for Alvarado Drive NE

When Alvarado Drive became a bike boulevard and several stop signs were removed in the neighborhood, concerned neighbors informed the City of Albuquerque about speeding issues between Lomas Blvd. and Copper Ave.

As a result, the City of Albuquerque asked Lee Engineering to evaluate traffic using the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to determine if the traffic operations on Alvarado Dr. meets the threshold criteria for implementation of traffic calming measures.

The goals of the NTMP are to improve neighborhood traffic safety, preserve neighborhood character and livability, and increase neighborhood involvement. The evaluation’s objective was to use the collected data and the site observations with guidance from the City of Albuquerque.

Between April 14 and April 15, 2021, traffic data was collected over 48-hours using road tube counters to determine traffic volume and moving speed traveling through the corridor. Consequently, Alvarado Drive between Copper Avenue and Lomas Boulevard qualifies for traffic calming measures per guidance from the City of Albuquerque’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.