Brown Property Charette
The project's goal is to reclaim land that was previously used for heavy commercial and industrial uses for neighborhood retail and residential uses, stimulating economic development, adding housing, and bringing energy and life to this stretch of North Fourth Street in Albuquerque. Sites Southwest and a local architect were hired by the City to facilitate community engagement, identify the community's goals for the project site, and prioritize the criteria that a future developer selected for the redevelopment project should follow. We collaborated closely with a working group of neighbors, stakeholders, and City officials to discuss market analysis, development program options, site circulation options, the charrette exercise, and community goals and objectives. We identified issues with building heights, traffic, parking, and home ownership vs. renting. The Sites Southwest team created a set of color-coded blocks representing commercial and residential buildings, as well as maps with various roadway configurations, for the community to use in designing their ideal development project.