EDo News & Views
Like EDo News & Views? Please share with your friends and colleagues.
EDo Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors
McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love, P.A.
Mahlman Studio Architects
Hotel Parq Central
The Evolution Group
NM Angels Investors
The Grove Café & Market
Devon Van Hecke
Broadway Skin & Body Retreat
Huning Highland Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors
March 27th at 1:30 PM - How Can Albuquerque Become a "Strong Town"?
Charles Marohn, founder of Strong Towns and author of "Curbside Chat" is one of America's most practical and grounded thinkers about financially sound cities and great walkable urbanism.
He will be speaking to our Mayor, City Council, and County Commission on Tuesday, March 27th from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Council Chambers, basement of City Hall Downtown. Admission is free. Please attend.
His fundamental premises:
* The current growth path cities are pursuing is not financially sustainable.
* The future for most cities will not resemble the recent past.
* The main determinant of future prosperity for cities will be local leaders' ability to transform their communities.
Should be interesting, and a good way to let our elected officials know that we care about our future!
Strong Towns are composed of strong neighborhoods, which are diverse, mixed-use, and have all the mobility options! Yes, think EDo & Huning Highlands, and what we are trying to become.
Here's a recent post from Charles that will give you a preview: http://bettercities.net/news-opinion/blogs/charles-marohn/16800/mayors-office-part-1
Rapid Ride Stops in EDo
If you are a resident, business owner, customer, or visitor in or to EDo, please take a quick moment to complete the ABQ Ride Survey here.
A 5-minute walking radius from the intersection of Central & Edith takes in all the residents and all the businesses of EDo & Huning Highlands, making us the perfect "pedestrian shed" for Rapid Riders.
Thanks for providing input to ABQ Ride!
EDo's Restaurants and Hotel - Quite Simply the Best
"Local IQ" city-wide readers have named Artichoke Cafe as best lunch spot, most romantic restaurant, best happy hour, and best place to be seen. Holy Cow was named best new restaurant. Farina Pizzeria was awarded best pizza.
"New Mexico Magazine," in their current article "The 25 Best Things about Albuquerque" gave great praise to the rooftop bar Apothecary Lounge at Hotel Parq Central, and to The Grove Cafe.
A well-deserved congratulations to all of these fine neighborhood businesses, and thanks for supporting them, and all our others!
The City Council recently voted 5-4 (along party lines) for a redistricting plan for our 9 City Council districts that would move District 3 - the most historic part of our City - to the West Side. Current District 3 will be absorbed into Districts 2 (North Valley) and 6 (Nob Hill). Many residents of EDo and Huning Highlands testified before City Council urging them to keep District 3 intact, as was done after the 2000 Census.
This matter is now in the hands of Mayor Berry. He has the ability to veto the Council's action ("Map L") and ask them to pass a plan that would keep District 3 intact ("Map V-1").
Please let Mayor Berry hear from you at MayorBerry@cabq.gov or 768-3000.
For more information on the EDo Neighborhood Association testimony and correspondence, click here.
The Renovated Special Collections Library - Coming Soon!
The construction fence is down, and our fine City Library Staff is moving ahead to re-open the Special Collections Library at 423 Central NE.
While the work took longer than expected, Head Librarian Dean Smit tells us that favorable budget news early in the project allowed the City to do more renovation than they had hoped!
Mr. Smith estimates it will take a couple of months to re-organize the building for regular services, with a hoped-for "grand opening" in May or June. In his words - "the changes to the building are truly outstanding - both visually and practically."
We can't wait to see it!
|Skarsgard Farms - A Great Way to Think Locally AND Act Locally!|
Many residents of EDo are enjoying delicious food grown right here in Bernalillo County by Monte Skarsgard, one of America's best small organic farmers, and a native of our valley. Jump on the tractor and you'll be doing your taste buds and your healthy lifestyle a favor, while supporting OUR economy - not some giant company far away where you know no one.
You can even go watch your food growing at either of his 2 farms here.
It's one-stop web-based shopping at SkarsgardFarms.com, offering a wide variety of tasty, healthy treats sourced locally and regionally. And they deliver right to your door! Your publisher and editor are long-time devotees, and highly recommend you join us. Thanks for giving it a try!