Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Eubank Area May Get Help.(Final)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

* Southwest corner at Menaul may qualify as blighted and undergo redevelopment

The city is targeting vacant and underused properties in the southwest corner of Eubank and Menaul for a major face-lift.

The Albuquerque Development Commission this week voted to designate the site a metropolitan redevelopment area, meant to eliminate "problems created by the blighted conditions."

The City Council is expected to consider the issue in August.

The designation would enable the city to create a redevelopment plan and to buy, lease, improve and condemn properties to promote economic activity.

"It's sort of a proactive approach to keeping things from getting worse over there," City Councilor Sally Mayer told the commission Tuesday. …

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