Los Lunas needed to spur more interest in developing its Transportation Center into a walkable, mixed-use, transit-oriented area.
In the heart of the historic village, the station building and surroundings had been a regional transportation hub since 2006, serving the Rail Runner Express train system and local buses. The surrounding private land was not developing into the envisioned higher density residential and commercial uses.
In an effort to spur this development, Sites documented the information necessary to designate it as a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA) and created a plan to target specific projects and make financial incentives available for their development. Sites Southwest drew on a number of past local planning efforts to create the new redevelopment plan.