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Old 11-01-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: California, again...
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My two cents?

Leave ABQ alone. I moved from one of those sprawling, "with-it" places because I wanted small town. Many, many people that I have spoken with in this area agree with me. We don't want the city to grow. We like things how they are.

When I want sprawl, I take a trip. Then I gratefully head home to my quiet, charming, friendly, SMALLTOWN. I feel like I have a great community, I don't want to change a thing!

I think for people who want that big city feel, a move to a larger metropolis might be just what the doctor ordered.

 
Old 11-01-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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im not saying I want sprawl,just some other stores and a more dense and lively downtown,with a small skyline it makes a city look like a suburb
 
Old 11-01-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I have lived in Albuquerque my whole life, and I would like to live the rest of my life here. But guess what, I want to see growth. Perhaps some of you new moves never got to see the joy of 1980's Albuquerque...guess what...it wasn't a joy. The city was dirty, crime ridden and poor. Many of this has been fixed with growth. A city can only grow or die, there is no staying put. Look at Buffalo, NY. That is the unfortunate truth. Albuquerque needs to grow and keep its uniqueness and charm. Albuquerque can out charm ANY city. Rather than sprawl, Albuquerque needs to have planned growth to keep our charm.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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To all those who like the small town feel, perhaps a move to a small town would be what the doctor ordered.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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abqsunport related:

> ... the joy of 1980's Albuquerque ... dirty, crime ridden and poor ...

I was here since 1984 and loved it back then.

> A city can only grow or die, there is no staying put. ...

I agree with you there.

I'd like it if it was growing slower. Others would like other things,
but the city is going to do what it's going to do.

> Albuquerque needs to have planned growth to keep our charm.

Heh. I'll be interested in what the effect that Mesa Del Sol has on
things. Will it slow the growth in Rio Rancho? Will it accelerate the
growth in Los Lunas? We'll see. It's going to do what it's going to do.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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Here's your chance to speak up:

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerq...et201&ana=e_du
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Heh. I'll be interested in what the effect that Mesa Del Sol has on
things. Will it slow the growth in Rio Rancho? Will it accelerate the
growth in Los Lunas? We'll see. It's going to do what it's going to do.
I agree...you just have to let a city do what it is going to do. A city can't retard growth just because some want a "small town feel".
 
Old 11-03-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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Anyway it's good to see the new shopping centers on the west side being built as thats always been a bedroom community. They desperately need more choices of stores and employment as that will eventually slow some of the HUGE daily migration back and forth over the strained Rio Grande bridges from the west siders goung to the east side for employment/shopping/medical etc....

We desperately need more choices in the SE part of this city also and the ''Shoppes at Nob Hill'' being built at Lomas and San Mateo is a welcome site....
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Albuquerque can out charm ANY city.
lol

More like "some" cities.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Default catching up

Alb. is known for its distinct personality. The climate, local stores and just atmosphere are what make it unique, NM is the land of enchantment. It is not particularly cosmopolitan, god I hope that doesn't happen. I would like to see some nice loft space and things like that but I think the skyline should be thought about carefully, I've been to places where I couldn't catch a sunset(something Alb. is known for) because of all the highrises. I think you can buy just about any brand you want in alb. If you can't find it there....search the web.
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