Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan
The City of Alamogordo and Alamogordo MainStreet are hosting a public meeting to present the draft Downtown Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA) Plan. The City’s consultant, Consensus Planning, will be making a presentation of the draft MRA Plan and taking comments. The draft Downtown MRA Plan can be reviewed or downloaded from the graphic link below.
The Downtown Alamogordo MRA Plan identifies specific redevelopment projects, public sector investments, and support actions to help achieve the community's vision gleaned from the community engagement process that was initiated in March 2018. The Downtown MRA Plan provides a powerful planning tool for establishing future public/private partnerships and communicates the types of uses and redevelopment that are appropriate for Downtown Alamogordo. The Downtown MRA Plan has been developed to be consistent with and further the City of Alamogordo's 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
The Downtown MRA was designated in 2017 by the Alamogordo City Commission. The designation was based on a report that documented existing physical and economic conditions within Downtown Alamogordo that contribute to blight and impair the social and economic well-being of the community. A MRA Plan provides the means to address those conditions through rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts.
Public Meeting: Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Willie Estrada Civic Center, 800 E. 1st Street
For further information, please contact:
Cam Wilde, Alamogordo MainStreet,
(575) 446-3612; firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jackie Fishman, Consensus Planning,
(505) 764-9801; email@example.com
Importance of this Plan
The MRA Plan is just that — a PLAN. It offers data, establishes an MRA District, demonstrates both strengths (assets), weaknesses (areas of opportunity to improve), challenges and possible funding sources to help meet the plan objectives. Some of the funding sources are grants, and eligibility is based on whether a city has an adopted MRA plan, so having this plan opens additional funding doors to our community. The Plan will be maintained as part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan (which was updated and adopted in 2018) and utilized by City leadership as a roadmap. Alamogordo MainStreet staff and volunteers will also actively use the Plan to guide their district improvement work for years to come! You as a community, have an opportunity to review this draft plan right now and share your thoughts with the City and Consensus Planning before it is finalized and adopted, please join us on January 28th from 6 - 8 pm at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center.