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Old Posted Jun 1, 2020, 7:43 PM
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The Albuquerque Journal is now confirming that the Amazon fulfillment center in Albuquerque is much bigger than originally reported. It has a usable square footage of 2.58 million sq ft over five floors and has an estimated cost of $190 million, according to the building permit details from Bernalillo County. This all fits with most other fulfillment centers that Amazon is building recently in places like Spokane and Des Moines.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1461450/a...ords-show.html
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2020, 4:07 AM
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I just noticed a large load of lumber and frames that have bee dropped off on the empty lot north of Central next to the new Springhill Suites.

What is all of this going to be used for? Is this for the next phase of the Highlands Development?
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2020, 4:29 AM
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I was perusing the FAA website where you can search for permits that have to be filed for taller construction so it doesn't interfere with flight paths, and I came across an interesting development.

It looks like Carvana has plans to build an 8 story car "vending machine" tower near Main Event and I-25. They filed this permit back in March.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...34041207&row=8

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Old Posted Jun 6, 2020, 6:35 AM
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I was perusing the FAA website where you can search for permits that have to be filed for taller construction so it doesn't interfere with flight paths, and I came across an interesting development.

It looks like Carvana has plans to build an 8 story car "vending machine" tower near Main Event and I-25. They filed this permit back in March.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...34041207&row=8

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing! I had always hoped they would build one of those here. They entered the Albuquerque market three years ago and it was pointed out in the reporting at the time that it wouldn't include a vending machine. Only much larger cities seem to get those. It's awesome to see plans for one in Albuquerque!

https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquer...buquerque.html

That whole area is shaping up to be really cool! Driving on I-25 at Montaño/Montgomery and you will see the TopGolf netting on one side and the Carvana car vending machine tower on the other. How cool! The area on the east side of the freeway with Main Event also includes the new Urban Air Adventure Park with indoor skydiving that opened last year.



The TopGolf side of the freeway includes the new Revel entertainment center that just re-opened after the pandemic sidelined it for awhile after its grand opening back in early March.



The interchange of I-25 and Montaño/Montgomery is also going to be rebuilt soon in a $70 million project that will include a new bridge over I-25 and several braided ramps from Comanche north to Jefferson.


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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 8:22 PM
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Albuquerque Business First has stories about two new projects at Winrock Town Center totaling $54.5 million. The first is a new apartment building with 199 units plus an additional 8 townhouse units that will be built at Indian School and Pennsylvania. The second project is a new 3-story 28,000 sq ft office and retail building to be built near the center of the site. Both projects are scheduled to get underway before the end of the year and are expected to be completed in 2022.

https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquer...r-winrock.html



https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquer...t-winrock.html

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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 9:05 PM
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Albuquerque Business First has stories about two new projects at Winrock Town Center totaling $54.5 million. The first is a new apartment building with 199 units plus an additional 8 townhouse units that will be built at Indian School and Pennsylvania. The second project is a new 3-story 28,000 sq ft office and retail building to be built near the center of the site. Both projects are scheduled to get underway before the end of the year and are expected to be completed in 2022.
Can't read past the paywall - will the Pine Needle building have first floor retail? I like the trend of that area (Uptown and adjacent) becoming more mixed use.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2020, 9:33 PM
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Can't read past the paywall - will the Pine Needle building have first floor retail? I like the trend of that area (Uptown and adjacent) becoming more mixed use.
No, I don't think it will. It looks like it will just have the amenities, leasing and common areas behind commercial glazing on the first floor. It would be nice if it did have commercial space, but that area is more on the residential side, removed from the commercial heart of Uptown and the main area of development at Winrock. It will go where the turquoise building outline is below at Indian School and Pennsylvania in the northeast corner of the project. The commercial building will go somewhere in the center of the property surrounding the new park that is being built.



The article originally wasn't behind their paywall, but here's a snippet of what it says:

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A new apartment complex is planned for the Winrock Town Center.

Goodman Realty Group on Monday unveiled plans for a four-story, 199-unit development to Business First. Currently named The Pine Needle, it's located on the Northeast corner of Indian School Road and Pennsylvania Street. In addition to the complex, Goodman Realty is also planning eight, two-story townhomes to be part of the project. In total, it will cost $45 million. A final name for the project is to be determined.

Scott Goodman, vice president at Goodman Realty, said the 146,000-square-foot Pine Needle apartments would complement other activity at Winrock and allow users to live and work at the development. Goodman said the apartments would offer studios and two-bedroom units that will range between 500-1000 square feet. Monthly rent will be between $1,150 to $1,750.

Amenities will include a pool, a lounge, a game room, secured parking, among others.

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Old Posted Jun 25, 2020, 2:55 AM
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The Facebook Los Lunas Data Center project is now at its midpoint. The third of its eventual six buildings has now been completed and activated. The fourth and fifth buildings are currently under construction and expected to be completed next year. The entire project is on track to be completed in 2023. Over 150 of the eventual 300 permanent employees are already at work in the completed buildings.

https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquer...es-online.html

The data center itself will cost $1.5 billion. Along with $800 million in renewable energy infrastructure to power it, means a total investment by Facebook in New Mexico of $2.3 billion for the project.

The completion of the buildings go from left to right in the rendering below.



A aerial pic from last year showing the construction progress at that time.



A pic of the entrance and office pavilion for the first two buildings. The second of three such pavilions has now been completed between the third and fourth buildings as well.

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Old Posted Jun 25, 2020, 3:26 AM
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A few nice aerial pics of Downtown Albuquerque taken recently and posted on Instagram. The first was from last week and the rest are from yesterday. You can see the progress on some of the projects currently being built, especially the Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites hotel project that is now fully framed up to the fourth floor.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CBiv8c-lCwK/










https://www.instagram.com/p/CB0y_5SFp4d/
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2020, 4:19 AM
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Photo update of projects and improvements along the Albuquerque Rapid Transit route posted today by JBM over at SSC.

Nuevo Atrisco TOD









Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites



The Highlands





Broadstone Nob Hill





The improvements include new pinned curbs and bollards to help physically separate the route, as well as painted sections to better delineate it as well. The entire route was originally supposed to be marked by an orange concrete ribbon, but this was reduced to only sections around the stations themselves in order to save money and time on the project.











The city is also currently in the process of designing and adding canopies to the stations in the historic areas along the route, which were left out of the original construction to save on time as well. The stations at Old Town, West Downtown and East Downtown are in historic districts, thus the canopies needed more approvals and design input from the neighborhoods and historic preservation entities.



Albuquerque Rapid Transit resumed service two weekends ago after being sidelined for nearly three months by the pandemic.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2020, 11:59 PM
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The Albuquerque Journal has an update on several development projects across the city, including the Winrock Town Center projects, TopGolf and Presbyterian Hospital expansion, which is now officially underway.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1470765/p...-underway.html

TopGolf landscaping work being done.



Excavation and foundation work for the Presbyterian Hospital expansion.



Sitework for the new Presbyterian Hospital parking garage on the northeast section of the hospital campus.



The skybridge across Central Avenue connecting The Highlands to Presbyterian Hospital is also under construction. Below is a rendering of the skybridge showing the lighted, decorative finish that it will have. There was a design competition for the skybridge sponsored by the UNM School of Architecture and Planning. The other two finalists can be seen in the link below.

https://saap.unm.edu/news-events/202...announced.html

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