Monday, June 04, 2012
There is a current proposal to rename the South Valley Gateway Park the Pearl Harbor Survivors Memorial Park. There is also a proposal to rename the County Annex the Bernalillo County Statehood Centennial Building.
South Valley Gateway Park
There is a current proposal to rename the South Valley Gateway Park the Pearl Harbor Survivors Memorial Park, dedicated to the survivors of Pearl Harbor and to all U.S. veterans.
The South Valley Gateway Park is located at Bridge and Isleta SW. The 4.5-acre site is a multi-functional facility. A portion of the site serves as a storm water pond to prevent flooding during heavy rains. The remainder of the facility will serve as a park, a playground, a plaza area for special events, and an amphitheater. Much of the park improvements were constructed using recycled materials.
The overall project also includes pedestrian and safety improvements to the Bridge Street/Isleta Boulevard intersection. A grand opening of the park is expected this year.
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Bernalillo County Annex
There is a current proposal to rename the County Annex the Bernalillo County Statehood Centennial Building. The County Annex is located at 415 Tijeras NW.
Currently, the building is occupied by the following county departments: Sheriff’s Department Training Academy, Human Resources Department Training Center, Economic Development and Cultural Services Department, Information Technology Department, Accounting Department, and Metropolitan Detention Center Internal Affairs.
The building housed the Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Court until 2001, when a new county courthouse opened. The older, north part of the building was built in the 1920s, and remodeled in the 1960s. The newer part of the building was built in the 1960s.