The Santa Barbara Martineztown Neighborhood Association has begun to work on an Open Space and Community Garden with the City Parks & Recreation. The SBMTNA has received $130,000 for the design phase of the 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 - the Community Garden Committee will be meeting every second Tuesday with neighborhood residents starting in 2022 to discuss what type of design we want to present to the Architect. SBMTNA will work with Legislative Representatives and Councilor Benton to obtain $630,000 for construction. For more information, email Ian Colburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 play area for the children, picnic tables with a shade structure, and basketball court.
SBMTNA was instrumental in making sure new affordable housing was buit in 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 new families invest in our neighborhood and support our local schools such AHS and Longfellow.
After waiting 50 years, through the strong efforts in organizing by Martineztown Work Group/SBMTNA/Albuquerque Interfaith, the new constructed pump station and ponding area at Marble and Broadway NE is being constructed to stop the flooding. This was a long awaited project. The project cost is close to $18 million +.