City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-07-1   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 12/17/2007 In control: City Council
Final action: 1/7/2008
Enactment date: 1/7/2008 Enactment #: O-2008-003
Title: Designating El Vado Motel a City of Albuquerque Landmark (Benton, by request)
Sponsors: Benton (By Request)
Attachments: 1. O-1.pdf, 2. O-1final.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
1/14/2008 City Clerk Published  Action details
1/14/2008 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
1/8/2008 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
1/7/2008 City Council Do PassPass Action details
12/17/2007 City Council Introduced  Action details
12/17/2007 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
EIGHTEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-07-1 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton, by request


ORDINANCE
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Designating El Vado Motel a City of Albuquerque Landmark (Benton, by request)
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DESIGNATING EL VADO MOTEL A CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE LANDMARK.
WHEREAS, the adoption of Council Bill Enactment No. O-2006-003 was reversed by the district court decision of March 21, 2007 in CV-2007-10189, Second Judicial District Court, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, rendering Council Bill Enactment No. O-2006-003 of no force and effect; and
WHEREAS, the district court remanded the El Vado Motel landmark proceedings to the Landmarks and Urban Conversation Commission for new proceedings on the October 5, 2005 application to designate the El Vado Motel as a city landmark.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. INTENT.
(A) El Vado Motel, located at 2500 Central Avenue SW, Lots 24-39, Block 3 except the southerly 7.5 feet, Westpark Addition to the City of Albuquerque, has been recommended as a City Landmark by the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission; and
(B) El Vado Motel meets criteria for City Landmark designation, as specified in Section 14-12-7(A) ROA 1994, establishing the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission and providing for designation of City Landmarks, as follows:
(1) Has historic significance rooted in its architecture and associations with automobile tourism on U.S. Highway 66;
(2) Portrays the environment of a group of people (lodging operators and automobile tourists) in an era of history (Late Depression/World War II/Post-War Period) characterized by a distinctive architectural style (Spanish-Pueblo Revival);
(3) Embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type and method of construction; that being an automobile tourist court consisting of stuccoed adobe bearing walls with timber roof bea...

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