The Santa Barbara Martineztown Neighborhood Association has begun to work on a Community Garden with the City Parks & Recreation. The SBMTNA has received $130,000 for this project. The City and APS made an agreement so we can use the vacant land north of the San Ignacio Church between Walter NE and Edith NE as our Open Space and Community Garden. Stay Tune for more. Next Steps we will be meeting with the Architect.
The SBMTNA has a new sign. Thanks to Gilbert Speakman we were able to have our own neighborhood sign which was installed on Menaul and Edith NE.
Santa Barbara Park was renovated in 2016. Thank you Martineztown Work Group for making this a reality. The park was first installed in 1968. The neighborhood now has a new nice play area for the children picnic tables and basketball court.
SBMTNA was instrumental in making sure new housing was brought into the neighborhood such as San Ignacio Court, High and Cordero, Placido Martinez, Granite and Edith and Crespin and High NE. Thank you Greater Albuquerque Partnership for building these new homes. These families support our local schools such AHS and Longfellow.
After 50 years and the strong efforts in organizing by Martineztown Work Group/Albuquerque Interfaith, the new constructed pump station and ponding area at Marble and Broadway NE is being constructed to stop the flooding. This was an $18 million project.