Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

uptown ABQ.(Final)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

Developer's Plans Are Before City's Planning Committee

An El Paso firm thinks it has the answer to developing a conspicuously vacant tract of land in Uptown between Albuquerque's two oldest malls.

"We're ready to rock and roll," said Gary Sapp, lead developer for owner Hunt-Uptown LLC.

After a year of soliciting neighborhood input and refining the initial proposal made public last summer, plans for the core part of the $150 million development known as ABQ Uptown are now before the Environmental Planning Commission. A hearing is scheduled for July 10.

"We have been looking forward to taking a plan to the community and anxiously anticipate their embracing it, approving it and enjoying it with us," Sapp said. …

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