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Amazon Fulfillment Center to Be Built in Atrisco Vista Corridor

05/28/2020

 The Bernalillo County Commission approved $6.5 million to be used for upgrades to roads, lighting and other infrastructure in the Atrisco Vista corridor on the county’s West Side near I-40 and Atrisco Vista Boulevard to facilitate the creation of new industry on the West side.

This area is in District 1, and is represented by Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, who sponsored the infrastructure request.

Says Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, “This is a significant investment that the county has made to attract commerce and jobs on the West Side. It begins to address the jobs to housing imbalance that exists today, and can lessen the pressure this imbalance puts on congested river crossings.”

“Since taking office, I have been aware of the transportation and zoning challenges to attracting large employers to this corridor and have focused on getting the funding for improvements and for completion of the Atrisco Vista corridor. Since this roadway has been a legislative priority of mine, 500,000 in state money has been secured thanks to the efforts of Rep. Joy Garrett and, most recently, Sen. Sander Rue, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham,” added O’Malley.

In 2015, commissioners passed a resolution which designated Atrisco Vista a priority corridor for the county and funded an economic feasibility study was completed in 2016. In 2019 the Atrisco Vista Alignment Study was completed.

O’Malley noted last night, “These studies recognized that investment in this corridor has the great potential for attracting good, clean industry to the region.”

The Amazon fulfillment center is expected to be completed in late 2021 and will employ about 1,000 workers.

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