A proposal to build a transitional housing facility on a 3.4-acre site on the west side of Albuquerque is moving forward and will soon be reviewed by city’s Developmental Review Board.
The multi-family project will go up on land at the northeast corner of Montano Road NW and Taylor Ranch Road and is designed to provide housing for residents moving from homelessness to a more stable lifestyle.
The project, as proposed by the Mesa View United Methodist Church, will include the construction of 30 single-story residential two- and four-bedroom units.
A staff reporter for the Environmental Planning Commission, which ultimately approved the proposed project, described it as “consistent with the scale and location of other residential development to the north and south.”
The reporter added that the project would “contribute to the area’s mix of uses by adding another type of housing to the existing single-family homes and apartments.”
According to city documents, the planned residential units will be divided from each other by vertical common walls, with each also having a separate ground level entrance.
As planned, residents of the facility will be required to participate in both educational classes as well as life skills training.
By Garry Boulard
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