The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning received a $150,000 federal grant to design a Route 66 plaza of gathering and garden spaces in Albuquerque, reported Albuquerque Business First.
The funds were designated by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program to design a community garden/plaza space along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque’s International District. Among concepts considered for the design are a community garden, permanent seating and performance spaces and public art. […]
Pride said that the School of Architecture & Planning and its partners will need to secure an additional $150,000 from local sources to bring the project to fruition. […] The design of the community garden/plaza space will serve as a model for four more similar spaces along Central Avenue. It is one of 59 projects nationally to receive NEA support for creative place-making projects. […]
The International District is generally defined as being bounded by Lomas Boulevard on the north, Gibson Boulevard on the south, San Mateo Boulevard on the west and Wyoming Boulevard on the east.
The grant was endorsed by the City of Albuquerque.