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EDo News & Views
October 21, 2008
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BelVedere Wins Award
Breast Cancer Center Opens
Memorial Hospital Conversion
Farina Pizzeria Opens
Vote Tuessday 11/4
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BelVedere Urban Courtyard Living Wins Urban Revitalization Award
BelVedere View Located at Broadway & MLK in EDo, this newly constructed 54-home project is centered around 5 interior courtyards and fountains.  In addition to 8 different floor plans, the project has almost 5,000 square feet of commercial storefront space on Broadway that will soon be under construction for new office and retail uses coming to EDo.  The homes were over 90 percent occupied within 60 days of completion.
     "The Urban Revitalization Award is one of the more important awards we give out each year," says Jim Folkman, Executive Director of the Homebuilders Association of Central New Mexico."It has become a soundly accepted idea that well-done and imaginative infill projects near our urban core have great market appeal and offer a housing alternative that is becoming increasingly popular.  It seems particularly fitting that Rob Dickson and his team should win this prestigious award, given the significant contribution they have made to the revitalization of our downtown area."
     When told of the award, BelVedere resident Greg Gaillard commented:  "BelVedere represents a vision that 21st century Albuquerque is a diverse, creative and connected city for every lifestyle." while fellow resident John Williams had this to say:  "It's a growing, modern neighborhood - walkable, bike-able, and very livable - that still feels connected to NM's history and culture."
     BelVedere is the fourth and final phase of the 7-year redevelopment of The Lofts at Albuquerque High, which added 234 homes to the EDo and Huning Highland neighborhoods.  Rob Dickson and his team are in search of the next project, which not surprisingly will be centered around new homes  and retail services for the neighborhood.
Breast Cancer Resource Center Open House This Thursday
Breast Cancer Resource CenterOn Thursday October 23, 2008, EDo's newest neighbors will be celebrating their office opening with food provided by local restaurants The Daily Grind and Standard Diner and music featuring the Rodney Bowe Jazz Trio. Lunch is at noon and Art Opening from 4-7pm. The Breast Cancer Resource Center is located at 316 Central SE. For more info, call 924-8100.

Director Jahaan Martin and Nelly Taveras,
Program Manager
EDo Neighborhood Association Supports Memorial Hospital Financing Request
MemorialThe EDo Neighborhood Association Board has voted unanimously to support the issuance of $14 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds to help finance the conversion of historic Memorial Hospital into a 74 room, limited service boutique hotel, to be called (at this time) Hotel Parq Central. 
     IRBs are issued by the City of Albuquerque, but are the exclusive liability of the hotel ownership, and not the taxpayers.  EDo support was conditioned upon keeping the taxpayers "off the hook".  A decision will be made by the Development Commission and the City Council over the next few months.
     A revitalized Memorial Hospital, with beautiful grounds, a welcoming lobby, a great place to stay for visitors to our City and to EDo, and a rooftop bar overlooking the neighborhood and Highland Park, would be a most welcome addition!  We wish David Oberstein and Mark Bertram all success in trying to get underway by Spring 2009.
Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens Friday
Farina12-inch Napoli-style pizzas, salads, local microbrew and Italian wine served in a historic building with sleek urban ambience.

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Election Two Weeks Away
VoteElection Day is Tuesday, November 4th.  If you are registered to vote in EDo or Huning Highlands, our polling place is First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE.  One issue of special importance is the ballot initiative appropriating 1/8 of one percent of city gross receipts tax to fund transit services, including the Rail Runner from Belen to Santa Fe, which stops right at our back door.  We are voting YES and hope you will consider doing the same.