July 2013  - 2nd Edition 

In This Issue
Jeff Speck Next Week
Lunch with Mayor
Hartford Square
Block Party
New Business
Points of View

EDo News & Views 


Rob Dickson


Lara Simon

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EDo Neighborhood Association

Board of Directors


David Mahlman Mahlman Studio Architects


Vice President

Doug Majewski

Design Group



Marc Bertram

Hotel Parq Central



Michael Wewerka

Wewerka Enterprises


Michael Armijo

Southwest Securities


John Chavez

New Mexico Angels


Moises Gonzalez

Huning Highlands


Lauren Greene

The Grove Café & Market


Sarah Hartford

Hartford Square Cafe 


Terry Keene

Artichoke Café


Jim Maddox

Maddox Properties


Randi McGinn

McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love, P.A.


Bevin Owens

Compass Companies

Huning Highland Neighborhood Association

Board of Directors


Bonnie Anderson 


Vice President

Moises Gonzales



Kathy Grassel



Ann Carson  


Jesse Arneson

Greg Bloom

Ryan Bromberg

Zoey Fink 

Phoenix Forrester  

Steve Grant

Elaine McGivern 

Lee Spittler

Karla Thornton   

  "Walkable City" Author in ABQ Next Week 

     Jeff Speck is a noted architect, urbanist, and author of this very successful and enlightening economic development guide from 2012.       
     Speck will appear at Hotel Parq Central (806 Central SE) next Wednesday, August 14th, at 5:30 PM.
     The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the to-be-formed New Mexico Chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).  CNU application forms and signed copies of "Walkable City" are available.
     Please join us!
   Lunch with Mayor Berry

     Members of the EDo and Huning Highland Boards met with the Mayor and key members of his staff on Tuesday, July 23rd. City Councilor Roxanna Meyers also attended. 
     The two key issues discussed were the coming Central Avenue Complete Street Plan, and the potential purchase of the now long-vacant First Baptist Church site, and redevelopment under the Innovate ABQ proposal, with participation from UNM, the City, the County, and MRCOG.  
     Board members reminded our City officials of the successful redevelopment strides taken by our neighborhood over the past decade, and our belief that these two projects will build successfully on those efforts. This is good for all who live and who visit Albuquerque.  Great cities have Great Downtowns. 
  Hartford Square Adds Sunday Brunch

     EDo's newest tasty dining option is now serving Sunday brunch from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. They are also open 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are located at 300 Broadway NE at BelVedere, with indoor or patio seating available.
     Hartford Square offers a wonderful array of made-from-scratch, healthy and delicious food from a menu that changes weekly. They are focused on finding ingredients and products from local sources. They also offer a small market for neighbors in need of an item or two from the store. Dine in or take out - you can call ahead (265-4933) to have your order waiting for you!
Huning Highland Block Party

     Come meet your neighbors at the 4th annual Huning Highland Historic District block party. It happens Sunday, August 18th, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the historic Preservation Station and community garden at Walter & Coal. Bring your favorite dish(es) and beverage(s) and celebrate Albuquerque's original and only Victorian neighborhood, dating back to 1880. We are fortunate to have this great piece of our history still alive and well!
311 Online

     Our City government has a great system for reporting problems like weeds, trash, abandoned vehicle, graffiti, malfunctioning traffic signals or street lights, pot holes, and the like. Please go to the City website at and report. Our experience is that the follow-up is excellent.  If you are mobile, calling 3-1-1 is still a great option, too. 
New EDo Business

     John Mierzwa and Deep Dive Coders are moving into the former Maddox & Company Realtors Space at 310 Central SE.  They describe themselves as a "web development boot camp."  Check them out at  Welcome to EDo!
Points of View We Like

     Paul Krugman gives a shout-out to the economic necessity and future success of walkable cities in a recent column "Stranded by Sprawl."  The goals of the EDo Master Plan include "daily needs within walking distance," "quality transit," and "a variety of housing types, rental and for sale."  Welcome to our future!