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Planes Over Albuquerque Today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Feb 24, 2010. 6 Replies

Overheard But Really Didn't Want To

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Krista liked John's blog post An Adobe Stadium
Jan 29, 2014
John replied to Dave's discussion Changes for Jan 2012 in the group ABQ Bus Riders
"Yay for more CNM service! Even if it is just a commuter route, it's good to see ABQ Ride is at least starting to think more along these lines. Man, it's been a while since I've posted here...Good to see the group's still active!"
Dec 8, 2011
Karmic Echo replied to John's discussion De Anza Motel Could be Turned into Apartment Complex
"I really dig this line: "New Life’s design proposes to keep six motel units for use by Zuni traders who visit the Duke City to sell jewelry and ceramics." If it's not just pandering to get the contract, but actually sincere, I…"
Oct 25, 2011
Baker A+D replied to John's discussion De Anza Motel Could be Turned into Apartment Complex
"Thanks for posting this John.  This is great news for the neighborhood.  The market-rate plan (Dickson's proposal) would be really great for the neighborhood businesses and help get this end of Nob Hill kick-started. …"
Oct 24, 2011
Monica replied to John's discussion De Anza Motel Could be Turned into Apartment Complex
" I think either one is a good idea but, I never understood why it had to be converted to an "upscale hotel". Why couldn't they follow in the footsteps of say, the Hotel Congress in Tucson where they turned a…"
Oct 24, 2011
BurqueBinder replied to John's discussion De Anza Motel Could be Turned into Apartment Complex
"Me too.  But, I surprised there haven't been more proposals for rental-apartment infill, given how well that market appears to be doing.  I think the goal should be to get housing through conversions like this first, but there needs…"
Jul 20, 2011
John replied to John's discussion Rail Runner schedule changes in the group ABQ Bus Riders
"Okay, so the weekend service has been restored, and looking over the announcement it looks like they've mostly reverted to the original idea they had in mind, cutting a couple of the weekday runs to make up for the budget cut. So a couple of…"
Jul 15, 2011
John replied to SteveJ's discussion Rail Runner--Chamber of Commerce (ABQ and SF)
"Same here."
Jul 15, 2011

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UNM student in the Community and Regional Planning program
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Posted on July 7, 2010 at 10:51am 7 Comments

A couple of days ago I came across a website called Historypin. It's a website based in England which uses the Google Map engine to allow users to upload historical photos and pin them to the map. The photos can also be overlaid on to Google Street View to show how a place has changed over time. Here's a short video explaining the concept:

Now… Continue

An Adobe Stadium

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 8:00pm 10 Comments

Lately I’ve been doing some research on a little UNM history for a new job and came across some magnificent photos of Zimmerman Field, a now long demolished UNM stadium. I had heard of a stadium once in the middle of the main campus, but I had never seen up-close pictures of it and certainly nothing on the internet. So I thought I’d take a leaf out of Johnny Mango’s book and share what… Continue

The Beginnings of a Bicycle Boulevard

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 2:30pm 17 Comments

I had yet to actually post a blog post on my profile here, preferring to just send people to my personal blog instead. But I felt like the birth of the bicycle boulevard was worthy of a first time post.

As shown in the photo above, I saw a bunch of markings on Silver Avenue south of UNM.

This is one of the pavement markings for the new Bicycle Boulevard system which has been talked about for months. These markings, along with… Continue

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At 10:26am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…
I'll go ahead and do it. I'll be working on the guide after my regular 8-5.

Do I have your permission to use your desciptions/writing?
At 9:07am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…
Of course, it's my job to post to the website. All I request is permission to use your writing for the website. :)
At 9:05am on May 17, 2010, slamwagon said…

I'm working with the New Mexico Architectural Foundation.

I hope you would consider adding your research and photos (within copyright) to the Guide to Albuquerque Architecture website.

Here's the link:

We will review your submission and post the building to the site (upon committee review).

Let me know if you're interested. You post on DCF was excellent.
At 3:21pm on March 10, 2010, Tirilee Cassel said…
It's chile! Not chili ;)
At 1:45pm on November 2, 2009, Benny the Icepick said…
Re: Central Park
Well said.
At 8:55pm on October 15, 2009, Angelo Baca said…
I thank you for your reply to 'warrisom' you are a proud resident of ABQ as am I. Do your part and serve this city as often as you can. I wish there were more people like you here.
At 1:37pm on January 24, 2009, busboy said…
John, just found your October comment re: the Abq Home And Lifestyle Expo event and the Rails Inc. booth. Sorry - 1st time I've accessed this page, actually. I usually go straight to the riders forum. In any case, I did not stop by the Rail Inc booth. After my DART light rail experience in Dallas, I wish I had and I will in the future. I was impressed.
At 11:58am on December 22, 2008, Crista said…
I post stuff about urban agriculture and development issues. You may want to check out my site sometime.
At 12:17pm on December 7, 2008, FireMedicRN said…
Hey John, check out this link I found on the Rio Metro site, It's the Sandoval Easy Express' Rider's Riders.pdf

At 2:02am on July 19, 2008, Kevin Murray said…

As a transportation nut myself, and I know you are in to community and regional planning, I was wondering if you had seen this yet: and what your thoughts on it were?


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