The concept to provide apartments into a mostly single residential housing area within an urban fabric is to allow for economic diversity within an articulated half mile radius of the proposed Albuquerque, New Mexico, Old Town bus stop. The units are to be connected by a courtyard and each unit is to have roof top access and a terrace, to allow for private open space for neighborhood activities to occur.
In an initial Transit Oriented Development (T.O.D.) study, findings revealed a need for increased density while providing a connection and a sense of place for Old Town and the historic Old Town Plaza. This connection was to be realized in the form of open spaces that are linked to provide access to areas outside of the Old Town immediate zone, so as to maintain a connection with the City of Albuquerque, and its many neighborhoods.
The proposal in that initial T.O.D. study was to increase the current number of density units per acre to a maximum of 20 du/acre and maximum building heights of 60 ft. in order to adopt a more “Urban” feel for the area, and to promote pedestrian pathways to increase the ease of pedestrian mobility, and interlace the pockets of activity of the Old Town community. And to include multi-modal transportation options.
Pasquale Court and Villas is a redevelopment concept considering the idea of building a parking structure on the existing Vinagrette Restaurant and Aveda Institure parkig lot off of Central Avenue, in order to both consolidate and increase parking options for the Central Avenue shopping corridor and live/work area as a result of “conceptual landmarks” introduced in the area.