Semi-Annual Membership Meeting

posted Nov 5, 2017, 1:17 PM by Joe Sabatini

Our semi-annual membership meeting is next Wednesday, November 8, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.  We’ll have a reception at 5:30 pm; the meeting starts at 6:00 pm. 


There are two main agenda items.  First, we will be joined by Mayor Richard Berry, City Councilor Ike Benton, Pueblo dignitaries, and others in celebrating completion of Phase Two of the 12th Street and Menaul Great Streets Improvements project.  We’ll hear about Phase Three and get an update on Avanyu Plaza.  Second, we’ll talk with City Parks & Rec staff and APD about the five parks in our area—what we have and what we can do to make them more family-friendly.  If you have questions or concerns about the park near you, this is an opportunity to get some answers.

Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forum at Annual Membership Meeting

posted Apr 15, 2017, 3:37 PM by Joe Sabatini

Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forum


Candidates for Mayor will speak and answer questions at the annual membership meeting of the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, April 25 at the North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th Street NW.  The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, preceded by an open house at 6:00 pm. The candidate forum will start at 7:30 pm. The program also will include brief presentations about the Edith Waste Transfer Station, the Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc., building and infrastructure developments, the City’s 12th and Menaul roadway improvements, the Rio Grande Crossing development at Rio Grande Blvd NW and I-40, and the Brown property redevelopment at 4th Street and Fitzgerald Rd NW. There will be door prizes, the Association’s board election and Good Neighbor Awards.

Albuquerque Indian School District - New Development Plans

posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:53 PM by Joe Sabatini

On Nextdoor, Jeanne Van Dyke  from Near North Valley asked

Does anyone know if there are plans for any businesses/establishments in the same area as the new Starbuck's?


Yes, Indian Pueblos Marketing Inc. (IPMI, the for-profit enterprise that supports the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center) has an updated plan to develop the remaining property of the former Indian School campus. On Monday, City Council approved "O-16-22 Updating Development Design Standards For The Commercial And Office Tracts;
Adopting Updated Development Design Guidelines; And Adopting Updated Authorized Uses For The Commercial And Office Tracts." This was the result of almost a year of work by IPMI, their development planners, the City Council, Planning staff and Municipal Development staff and the 12th & Menaul Committee of the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association. The new plan updates and clarifies parts of the HOK Plan developed in 2005 with community participation.

With the new plan in place, IPMI is working with prospective businesses about locating along the commercial strip along 12th Street. There are good prospects for a restaurant on the lot immediately north of the Starbucks.

Another facet of the new plan is that it is in harmony with phase two of the 12th & Menaul Great Streets project. The engineering on this is virtually complete. Work could begin on the street and streetscape on 12th south of Menaul by the end of this year. There is dated information about the project at

The Near North Valley Neighborhood Association will have presentations about these developments during our semi-annual membership meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at the North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th St. NW. There will be an open house beginning at 5:30 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm.

For additional information contact Joe Sabatini at 344-9212 or

2016 Annual Membership Meeting

posted Jun 20, 2016, 4:27 PM by Joe Sabatini

The Annual Membership Meeting of the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association will be on Wednesday, June 29 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Chaco Room, 2401 12th Street NW.  There will be an open house from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with displays and information about community projects such as the Alameda Drain and Trail Master Plan, the development of the Albuquerque Indian School Campus and planned street improvements on 12th and Menaul. 


The program starts at 6:30 pm, and will include a discussion of public safety issues in our area by APD Valley Area Command officials, the Valley Citizen Policing Council and elected officials. There will be refreshments and door prizes. We will hold board elections and present our Good Neighbor Award.

2015 Annual Membership Meeting

posted Jun 11, 2015, 8:32 AM by Joe Sabatini

The relocation of major homeless services into the Near North Valley neighborhood will be discussed by City officials and service providers at the annual meeting of the Near North Valley Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, June 16 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW. 
The event begins with an Open House from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at which time the public can view current plans for 12th Street and Menaul area roundabout and street improvements, and plans for expanding and renovating the County Extension Service/4-H property, talk with Garfield Middle School Principal David Lynch about Garfield’s conversion to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) magnet school, and meet staff of UNM Hospital’s North Valley Clinic for Family and Community Health on 4th Street NW.
The membership meeting starts at 6:30 pm, with a celebration of the Clinic opening, reports from City Councilor Isaac Benton and County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley about area projects and issues, and the panel discussion about homeless services. There also will be election of officers and board members. 

Membership Meeting

posted Jun 21, 2014, 7:43 AM by Joe Sabatini   [ updated Jun 21, 2014, 8:01 AM ]

Our next membership meeting will be on Tuesday, October 28th. Details to follow.

2014 Annual Membership Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:18 AM by Joe Sabatini   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 10:19 AM ]

Plan to attend our Membership Meeting,
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 pm,
North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th St. NW
The room will be open at 6 pm, and the meeting will start at 6:30 pm. There will be a presentation about the 12th & Menaul Plan. We will honor Reps. Rick Miera and Ed Sandoval, and meet candidates for House District 11.
We will be electing officers and board members.

Near North Valley Sector Development Plan

posted Apr 14, 2011, 4:48 PM by Joe Sabatini   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 8:25 PM by Joe Sabatini ]

Work has resumed on the community planning effort for the Near North Valley Sector Development Plan (NNV SDP). Participation and input from the Near North Valley neighborhood is encouraged and welcomed in this community driven planning effort.


For more information, please contact Petra Morris at 505-924-3897 in Long Range Planning Residents and business operators in the area are invited to attend and provide input to the plan.


A draft of the Near North Valley Sector Development Plan was prepared in November 2006. However, the plan was put on hold in 2007 in order for the neighborhood to focus their attention on the North Fourth Corridor Plan. Since December 2011, planning staff and the steering committee have returned to working on this draft.

Project Boundary:

The plan area is bounded by Candelaria Rd. on the North; Railroad track on the East; I-40 on the South; Griegos lateral and Alameda Drain on the West.


The Sector Plan’s goal is to balance the various interests in the neighborhood to enhance the positive aspects of the area, and preserve its character, while revitalizing the retail sector and mitigating the impacts of industrial operations. In addition, the Plan seeks ways to address non-conforming uses within the plan area. The plan envisions the Near North Valley as a safe area for walking, biking, transit and horse riding, through a connected network of trails along ditches, sidewalks, bike lanes and streets.



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