Downtown is surrounded by ten distinctive neighborhoods: Old Town, the Downtown Neighborhoods Area, Sawmill/Wells Park, McClellan Park, Martineztown, Huning Highlands, South Broadway, Barelas, the Raynolds Addition, and Huning Castle/Country Club.
The Downtown Action Team is dedicated to working with our adjacent neighborhoods and the Downtown residents to ensure a high quality of life for all residents. We believe it is essential to our mission to not only improve the business climate of Downtown Albuquerque, but also to ensure livability for its residents. By programming family events such as the Downtown Growers’ Market and the Go! Downtown Arts Festival we create a pleasant environment for families and individuals to explore and enjoy their Downtown.
For more information on the history of Downtown Albuquerque’s many neighborhoods, and a great reference on the history and future of Albuquerque, please visit the website dedicated to Albuquerque’s Environmental Story: http://www.cabq.gov/aes/
Barelas Neighborhood Association
The Barelas Neighborhood Association represents a community that has existed since Governor Diego do Peñalosa charged a group of settlers to set up a community here in 1662. The historic neighborhood is also home to two of Albuquerque’s newest landmarks, The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Of Commerce, and The National Hispanic Cultural Center. barelas.net
Broadway + Central Corridor Partnership
The Broadway + Central Corridor Partnership represents EDo (East Downtown). It covers an area that meets Broadway on the west, I-25 on the east, Central on the south and Martin Luther King Avenue on the north. EDo continues to undergo a rapid rebirth that began with the stunning restoration of Old Albuquerque High School.
Downtown Neighborhoods Association (DNA)
Founded in 1973, the Downtown Neighborhoods Association is the oldest community organization in the city. DNA is a highly organized association with a very active president and board of directors, . It advocates for community friendly zoning, schooling and safety policies. In the late 1970’s DNA led support for Lew Wallace Elementary in an effort that saved that school from closing. DNA also puts on neighborhood events like chile and pumpkin-carving contests. Since DNA’s inception more than 300 other groups have emerged to become the DNA of change in their communities. abqdna.com
Huning Castle Neighborhood Association
The Huning Castle Neighborhood Association extends from the northern boundary of the Albuquerque Country Club to Alcalde drive on the south, with Tingley Drive on the west and 14th street on the east. This beautiful neighborhood includes the Albuquerque Country Club and Tingley Beach, and hosts stops on the annual Luminaria Tour. huningcastle.com
Huning Highland Neighborhood Association
The Huning Highland Neighborhood Association covers the Huning Highland Neighborhood which boarders the Broadway+ Central Corridor Partnership. It covers an area that extends to Grand in the north, Gold in the south, the railroad in the west, and Broadway in the East. hhhda.squarespace.com
Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association
The Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association extends to Kent on the North, Coal on the South, 13th street on the west, and 8th street on the east.
Sawmill Community Land Trust
The Sawmill Community Land Trust is a private non-profit corporation (501c3) created to acquire and hold land for the benefit of the community and provide secure affordable access to land, housing and jobs for community residents. Located in the Sawmill neighborhood, SCLT serves the Albuquerque metropolitan area residents who are least served by the prevailing market. sawmillclt.org
Wells Park Neighborhood Association
The Wells Park Neighborhood Association is one of Albuquerque’s oldest and most active neighborhood associations. The association serves the West Park Neighborhood, which is boarded by I-40 on the north, Mountain on the south, Commercial on the east, and 17th street on the west. It contains the home of five-time World Boxing Champion Johnny Tapia. wpna.wordpress.com