The popular El Centro Familiar Senior Housing Facility community could see a variety of upgrades including security enhancements, landscaping, a new roof, and the installation of new sewer and water lines if voters in Bernalillo County approve a $500,000 general obligation proposal in the November 3 election.
The facility is located at 2210 Centro Familiar SW in the Southwest Valley.
That bond question is one of six separate general obligation proposals designed to fund a series of public infrastructure and facility projects across the county.
Bond Question Number 1 will provide over $2 million in funding not only for new materials at all of the county’s libraries, but for the continued construction of the International District Library, located off Central Avenue at the former site of Caravan East nightclub.
Bond Question Number 2 will commit more than $13 million for county building upgrades and Americans with Disabilities Act compliances.
Additional projects will include upgrades to the Youth Services Center at 5100 2nd Street NW; a new food hub at the South Valley Economic Development Center at 318 Isleta Boulevard SW; and the building of a new downtown parking lot.
Up to $17 million in funding will come out of Bond Question Number 3 for upgrades to parks, community centers, and both little league and softball fields, as well as the construction of a new aquatic center in the North Valley.
Road design, construction, and repair projects are slated to receive $4 million in funding if voters approve Bond Question Number 4.
Meanwhile, Bond Question Number 5 will see more than $2 million for a variety of storm drainage and sewer infrastructure projects, fiber optic installation, and flood damage control work.
Bernalillo County voters have generally been supportive of bond proposals in the past: a $16.7 million bond for improving county buildings was passed in 2018 with 74% of the vote.
By Garry Boulard
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