The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs

The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs
by Chris Lucas

Once across the river, you're at the West Cliffs, an area that stretches from the rio, further west to Coors Blvd. There are five major--& very diverse--neighborhoods there: West Bluff, Grande Heights, Vista Grande, Oxbow Bluff & Oxbow North. The housing stock is a diverse mix of apartments, townhomes, small residences, & numerous grande properties that you can see from across the river. Homes with magnificent views along the cliffs come in all shapes, sizes & price-points.
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MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V

MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V
by Chris Lucas

Above is a pocket greenspace with public art pieces, on the edge of Netherwood Park & the North Bike Path Diversion Channel that travels north from the UNM CAmpus up to Balloon Fiesta Park & beyond.
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The Plaza at The Barales Rail Yards

The Plaza at The Barales Rail Yards
by Chris Lucas

Visited the Barales Rail Yards for the Winter Market & got to see the new Plaza at the Rail Yards, an event space plaza set between the ruinous rail yards buildings. The plaza has greenspaces & plenty of room for the markets venders. It's an impressive outdoor space... Read More


The Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part I

The Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part I
by Chris Lucas

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MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces

MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

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Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community

Views From Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist La Luz Community
by Chris Lucas

Views from the historic westside community of La Luz del Oeste are often mesmerizing & forever changing. Sitting on five acres of gardens & greenspaces & touching 40+ acres of forever open space along the Rio Grande Bosque, La Luz is home to 96 adobe townhomes, generally in pods of four, nestled along a hillside. Read More