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Redevelopment of De Anza Motor Lodge begins next month

Redevelopment of De Anza Motor Lodge begins next month

The long-awaited redevelopment project for the closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque begins in June, setting up the Route 66 property’s reopening as an extended-stay hotel sometime in summer 2018. Construct Southwest, chosen by the city to redevelop the…

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Redevelopment deals signed with De Anza, El Vado motels

Redevelopment deals signed with De Anza, El Vado motels

The city of Albuquerque on Wednesday announced the signing of contracts earlier this month to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge and El Vado Motel, both along old Route 66. According to a news release from the city:…

Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Full inventory of Negro Motorist Green Book sites released

Here’s another reason to go on a road trip: The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program has released a list of all the properties listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936 to 1964 during the Jim Crow era of…

Appeal of De Anza decision is rejected

Appeal of De Anza decision is rejected

A rival developer’s appeal of the city of Albuquerque’s decision to award a redevelopment contract for the historic De Anza Motor Lodge was rejected Monday night during the regular council meeting, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The winning contractor, Anthea,…

De Anza developer responds to appeal

De Anza developer responds to appeal

Deep in an Albuquerque Business First story about developers Bill and Anna Smith of Construct Southwest and Anthea LLC, they respond to the charges in an appeal from a rival over the redevelepment of De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque.…

Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

A developer that finished second in bids to redevelop the historic De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque is appealing the city’s choice for the project, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Jerry Landgraf of De Anza Co., which proposed converting the…

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

The Albuquerque Development Commission on Thursday approved an $8.2 million plan to convert the long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge into a condominium and hotel hybrid, according to Albuquerque Business First. It won out over four other proposals, including a $12.4…

De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

Found this little brief on KRQE-TV in Albuquerque: A historic Route 66 sight (sic) is now the background for a movie set […] the De Anza Motor Lodge on Central is part of the new Tina Fey movie shooting here…

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals for De Anza should be revealed by mid-March

Proposals to redevelop the historic but long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque will be revealed sometime in mid-March, when the Albuquerque Development Commission reviews them. Richard Metcalf, commercial real estate columnist for the Albuquerque Journal, reports the proposals are…

Albuquerque asks for proposals for De Anza Motel

The City of Albuquerque recently requested proposals to redevelop the historic De Anza Motor Lodge after two plans fell flat in recent years. However, one prominent business group is recommending a partial teardown of the motel. A group of Albuquerque…

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