Sleepy La Vega Dr. S.W. in the historically significant South Valley continues its transformation from quiet, semi-rural street paralleling the River and Isleta Blvd. to modern scene of urban infrastructure and in-fill.
First, it recently became an *official “Bike Route.” Now this:
The slow and in some places quicker transformation of the South Valley is an interesting study that would make for a smashing Ph.D. dissertation. For instance, I wonder how many folks would be protesting this R-1 zoning change if it were for, say, a desperately needed behavioral health or rehab center.
And for more local color and sociology, the proposed site is right across from this long-closed religious institution, one of my favorites to ride past in all of ABQ:
So much pretty land, so little tax revenue…
*Bike Route designation and urbanization/in-fill development coincidence? I think not!