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New Mexico United Stadium Proposal | The Line

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November 22, 2019 – The New Mexico United professional soccer team broke attendance records in their inaugural season, renewing interest in the building of a possible permanent stadium somewhere in downtown Albuquerque. Team representatives recently presented a proposal to lawmakers laying out the potential economic impact of a stadium. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists weigh the pros and cons, and also discuss potential locations for a new stadium.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
H. Diane Snyder, former State Senator


For Further Reading:
Lawmakers Hear Pitch for Soccer Stadium in AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico Lawmakers Discuss Building Future Soccer StadiumAssociated Press

NM United Tells Legislators About Need for Their Own StadiumNew Mexico Political Report

Talks for New Stadium in Albuquerque; Would You Pay For It?KOAT




Neighborhoods Push Back on New Zoning Rules in Albuquerque

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November 1, 2019 – When the City of Albuquerque revamped its zoning rules a few years ago, it was praised for getting rid of a complicated system that residents had complained about for years. The new system was supposed to be easier for everyone to understand and was designed to spur economic development around the city. But folks who live in the historic neighborhoods that ring the downtown core say they fear the new code will destroy the charm and character that they love. This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with members of the Historic Neighborhoods Alliance about why they want the City to change these rules.

NOTE: Guest Robert Nelson is running for city council in Albuquerque next week. He was specifically invited to talk about the zoning issue, however, and not his campaign.

Diana Dorn-Jones, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Bianca Encinias, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Loretta Naranjo Lopez, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Robert Nelson, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance

For Further Reading:

Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every LotThe New York Times

Invasion of the Luxury Duplexes in DenverMarketplace

ABQ Launches Effort to Update Growth Plan, Replace Zoning CodeAlbuquerque Journal

Council Approves Rewrite of Albuquerque’s Zoning RegulationsAlbuquerque Journal

Martineztown Residents Target Zoning Rules in Civil Rights ClaimAlbuquerque Journal

ABQ Needs to Strike a Zoning BalanceAlbuquerque Journal