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. Calthorpe Associates 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