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Push is on for Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Bond Election

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry have unveiled a public information campaign designed to stimulate support for a bond issue that will complete funding for the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 interchange work.

Martinez, who earlier in the year backed state funding for the project, said it “provides a lot of benefits at a reasonable cost we can afford.”…

By Garry Boulard

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Valencia County Moving Towards Hospital Construction

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After months of debate, members of the Valencia County Commission may soon issue a request for proposals to build a new public hospital and 24-hour emergency health care facility.

Last year the health care provider Ameris Health Systems pulled out of a deal to build a hospital in the county after it said it didn’t like the proposed site for the facility…

By Garry Boulard

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University of Texas at El Paso to build environmental-Friendly Campus

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The growing University of Texas at El Paso has announced plans to create what is being described as a $25 million environmentally-friendly campus.

To be built along design lines produced by architectural firms, Ten Eyck of Phoenix and the San Antonio-based Lake/Flato, the new campus will evolve over the next eight years and will see the creation of  more bike and pedestrian paths, the planting of trees native to a desert climate, and both rainwater harvesting and subsurface irrigation…

By Gary Boulard

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Guidelines May Help Spur Development of El Paso Site

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     Members of the El Paso City Council have voted to approve guidelines for future public/private partnerships. Those guidelines include what projects qualify under the State of Texas’ statutory requirements as well as provisions for specific proposals.

     The new guidelines may provide a framework for future construction at the site of the old Northpark Mall, on the city’s northeast side. That building was demolished earlier this year after the City of El Paso purchased it for $6 million…

By Gary Boulard

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Albuquerque Convention Center to Undergo Extensive Renovation

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     The oldest convention facility in Albuquerque is about to see more than $20 million in renovations.

     Money to pay for the work on the 40 year-old downtown Albuquerque Convention Center will come from some $80 million in bonds that were refinanced by the City in 2011…

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ASU Joins with YMCA for Building Project

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     In a move to increase classroom space, Arizona State University has announced a unique public/private partnership with the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA to build a new 5-story structure.

     The facility will be built adjacent to the YMCA’s current 7-story facility in downtown Phoenix at Van Buren Street and First Street…

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Santa Fe Plans for New School

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      Officials with the Santa Fe Public Schools have surveyed the increasing population of the Tierra Contenta and determined that the subdivision needs its own K-5 school.

      The subdivision, in southwestern Santa Fe, represents mostly lower and moderate income residents and is one of the fastest growing areas of the city…

By Gary Boulard

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Union Pacific Wants to Build Big Rail Yard in Southern Arizona

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     A scaled-down proposal to build a 6-mile long rail yard near Picacho Peak in Pinal County may become reality, pending approval from State of Arizona’s Land Department.

      The Omaha-based Union Pacific, the third largest railroad company in the country, says it needs to have the rail yard because of an increase in freight traffic. The railroad’s line runs east to west across southern Arizona…

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Dona Ana County to Pick Call Center Site

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      Construction could begin in 2013 on a new 911 call center in Las Cruces.

      The Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority’s current office is at 130 West Lohman Avenue. Officials with the center say construction of the new center may cost anywhere from $13 million to $16 million…

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New Mexico Ghost Town Construction Put On Hold

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      Plans to construct a unique $1 billion ghost town in New Mexico have been put on temporary hold as the company behind the move seeks a new location in the state.

     Pegasus Global Holdings last year announced it wanted to build a city that would be big enough for up to 35,000 inhabitants, with requisite houses, commercial buildings and street and public utility infrastructure…

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