Bridge Boulevard Corridor Redevelopment Plan | Consultant's website
Design Charrette Report June 2012 (click to view and download)
Project Schedule | Gantt Chart
The Public Works Division in collaboration with community stakeholders (local businesses and residents), the Rio Grande Community Developm ent Corporation, the Rio Metro Transit District, and a compilation of Bernalillo County departments, is developing a long-range pland to transform Bridge Boulevard into a mixed-use, pedestrian and transit-friendly corridor.
The draft plan contains recommended concepts for roadway and intersection configurations based on preliminarymodels of how to efficiently maintain traffic flow; however, decision on changes to the roadway and intersections have not been made and will be reviewed in more detail during the design phase of the project. The design phase will include public meetings to discuss roadway options further with the community.
In October, 2010 the Public Works Division was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] as well as the Department of Transportation [DOT] to prepare a corridor redevelopment plan. The county is contributing $150,000 to match the grant funding.
The project workplan has several components to be completed over an 18-month period. The workplan timeframe and scope allows for more specific approaches from the selected consultant team:
1. Analyze Zoning Code Changes
2. Prepare a Redevelopment/ Market Analysis Study
3. Prepare a Transportation Study
4. Prepare the Corridor Plan
5. Conduct Public Outreach throughout the process
6. Prepare an Environmental Assessment
7. Prepare Conceptual Design Drawings
Redevelopment and transportation alternatives will be developed, evaluated, and integrated into the Corridor Plan. Extensive outreach efforts will be made to garner input from neighborhoods, businesses, property owners, and under-represented groups such as Spanish speakers and households without a private vehicle. It will also involve significant inter-departmental county coordination between Public Works, Building, Planning, and Zoning, Economic Development, and Housing to comprehensively address needs along the corridor. Grant partners - Rio Grande Community Development Corporation and Rio Metro Transit District - will also have an integral role.
The project team has identified a preferred alternative; and recently presented this alternative to the public for review and comment. Please see the consultant’s website (click here) for more details on the preferred alternative.