Barelas News

Film center could be ‘game changer’ for Rail Yards   

July 9, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal – A consultant hired to study the financial feasibility of redeveloping the Albuquerque Rail Yards called a planned community college film center a “game changer” – one that could “define the economic purpose of the site” in lieu of waiting for another potentially hard-to-find anchor.


Railyards-Inspired Art Exhibit   

January 11, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal – "The history of the Rail Yards in Albuquerque goes back to the 1880s. There have been many uses for the 27 acres. The space in Downtown Albuquerque is soon to undergo some changes. That’s why the city’s planning and cultural services departments teamed up for the exhibit, “Artists Days at the Rail Yards.” The exhibit runs through Jan. 26 at the South Broadway Cultural Center and features the work of 59 artists."

City takes control of the Rail Yards   

September 16, 2018 | Albuquerque Journal – Mayor Tim Keller tears up a contract with the previous developer of the Albuquerque Rail Yards as he announces that the city has taken over control of the site at a news conference Sunday during the market held on the property every week. Rail Yards Market manager Alaska Piper, left, applauds the announcement. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Mixed-use project rising in Barelas   

May 17, 2018 | Albuquerque Journal – Zydeco 66 development officials, business partners and representatives from the city are expected to be on hand Friday to highlight the progress of the $4.5 million Zocalo Lofts mixed-used project, which now is taking shape on the 500 block of 4th Street in the Barelas neighborhood.