City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-22-53   
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/6/2022 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing A Community Improvement Program For Route 66 (Central Avenue) Along Its Entire Length Through The City; Making An Appropriation (Pe?a, Grout)
Attachments: 1. R-53
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-53 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa Pe?a, Renee Grout


RESOLUTION
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Establishing A Community Improvement Program For Route 66 (Central Avenue) Along Its Entire Length Through The City; Making An Appropriation (Pe?a, Grout)
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WHEREAS, Central Avenue is the City's most iconic remnant of Route 66 through Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, Route 66 is a key part of Albuquerque's heritage, and the City should continuously seek opportunities to enhance and promote it; and
WHEREAS, Central Avenue traverses the entire length of the City from East to West and features some of the City's most iconic neighborhoods and districts, but also suffers in many spots from blight and deterioration; and
WHEREAS, additional attention along the Route 66 Corridor is necessary in order to continue supporting both those sections of the roadway that are doing relatively well, as well of those sections in need of additional support; and
WHEREAS, support in the forms of business incubation, better activation of underutilized spaces, rehabilitation of iconic signage, better litter removal and maintenance, economic development and tourism promotion would be appropriate; now
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Program Development. The City shall develop an improvement plan for the Central Avenue Corridor that, at a minimum:
* Authorizes, establishes or promotes "pop-up" retail or artistic or cultural activities at vacant or underutilized locations;
* Identifies opportunities for iconic sign rehabilitation, replacement or development and establishes a City-sponsored program that accomplishes this work in collaboration with businesses and property owners;
* Establishes a marketing and business promotion program; and
* Implements a clean-up and maintenance program that addresses lit...

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