Albuquerque Transportation Center Neighborhood


Albuquerque, New Mexico

This project was an infill plan in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Completed for Romero-Rose, LLC, a part of Jonathan Rose Companies, this plan reuses two and a half blocks of land directly adjacent to the city’s main transit center and a block from Central Avenue, the primary commercial corridor.

Planned for the density and diversity that its location recommends, the neighborhood contains a variety of housing types. The Silver Gardens Apartments is a mixed-income affordable project, LEED certified and a winner of the EPA’s 2011 Award for Smart Growth Achievement. Green Commons will be a commercial building containing a mix of flexible commercial spaces as a base for entrepreneurial and small business activity. And Elements Townhomes is a moderately-priced market rate townhome project on the project’s third block. HDR | | Calthorpe created the vision and master plan for the project, including programming and massing studies.

An EPA Smart Growth award winning example of affordable housing
The Master Plan uses a variety of development typologies
Townhouses provide a sub-neighborhood of ownership units
Live/Work units provide flexible spaces for small business to incubate

Project Summary



Romero-Rose, LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)


Neighborhood Plan | Urban Infill


4.75 acres (1.92 ha) site in downtown Albuquerque | 270,000 sq ft (25,000 sq m) of development


Design completed 2006 | Construction ongoing

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Awards:2011 | US EPA Smart Growth Achievement Award for Silver Gardens Apartments