Panel ponders sites for state 'superc...

Panel ponders sites for state 'supercomplex'

There are 16 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 23, 2009, titled Panel ponders sites for state 'supercomplex'. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Art Jaramillo says he's lain awake late at night wondering whether his site preference for the state's next 'supercomplex' a ' a location in the Las Soleras development a ' is the right choice.

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SouthSideGal

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Sep 23, 2009
If they decide to put a supercomplex in the neighborhood (I live right off Governor Miles) then the State/City have to add the necessary infrastructure to support the huge increase in traffic that is going to happen. It is already very clogged in the mornings/evenings on Governor Miles, Richards and Camino Carlos Rey. I leave the house extra early to avoid as much of the traffic as possible but its getting worse and worse. Oshara will continue to grow as will Villa Sonata and Rancho Viejo. Maybe the city should add a bus route that goes down Governor Miles. The bus that goes up and down Richards to/from the Community College does nothing for us folks working downtown every day. Arturo, please do us right!
republikansbite

Las Vegas, NM

#2 Sep 24, 2009
Ok, so is the state broke or do we have cash? spending beyond our means is not going to work.Thats the way we got in this mess.
Why

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Sep 24, 2009
a supercomplex when there is plenty of office space downtown and plenty of buildings that could be renovated? If there are efficencies for certain functions to be together that aren't now, fix that by moving people around. I don't understand why the state isn't showing more leadership. We don't need more sprawl, more transportation inefficiency, or more development in areas where the infrastructure is not in place.
Jim Terr

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Sep 24, 2009
Why wrote:
a supercomplex when there is plenty of office space downtown and plenty of buildings that could be renovated? If there are efficencies for certain functions to be together that aren't now, fix that by moving people around. I don't understand why the state isn't showing more leadership. We don't need more sprawl, more transportation inefficiency, or more development in areas where the infrastructure is not in place.
RIGHT ON!!
John Reynolds

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Sep 24, 2009
What are the plans for connecting this site with the Railrunner?
undertow

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Sep 24, 2009
Right! Why not invest 6 million dollars in something which will spur economic development. While the project will generate jobs in the short term, it seems wiser to use the money to generate long term, non-government jobs/long term, non-government industry.
Why wrote:
a supercomplex when there is plenty of office space downtown and plenty of buildings that could be renovated? If there are efficencies for certain functions to be together that aren't now, fix that by moving people around. I don't understand why the state isn't showing more leadership. We don't need more sprawl, more transportation inefficiency, or more development in areas where the infrastructure is not in place.
Peter

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Sep 24, 2009
Plus 1, I doubt that anyone is reading it...
Why wrote:
a supercomplex when there is plenty of office space downtown and plenty of buildings that could be renovated? If there are efficencies for certain functions to be together that aren't now, fix that by moving people around. I don't understand why the state isn't showing more leadership. We don't need more sprawl, more transportation inefficiency, or more development in areas where the infrastructure is not in place.
Yeah

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Sep 24, 2009
...sure, he's been losing sleep over it. Hey, whoever offers him the sweetest kickback won.
Arch

AOL

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Another ridiculous boondoggle at the expense of the taxpayers. The State is out of money and so is the City. Who gets to pay for the infrastructure? Another Railrunner stop? Police and fire? Will Richards be even more clogged than it already is? Why doesn't the State fill in some the empty land close in? Better yet, just wait a year and then the State can take over the defunct College of Santa Fe.
Angry

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Sep 24, 2009
Mr. Jaramillo, have you given any thought to the constituents who use these agencies the most? Will they be able to get out to your new supercomplex easily?

How much will you personally pocket if this location is selected?

“Jimmy Tha Most”

Since: Sep 08

Sangre De Cristos

#12 Sep 24, 2009
republikansbite wrote:
Ok, so is the state broke or do we have cash? spending beyond our means is not going to work.Thats the way we got in this mess.
No, no, no... You don't understand the difference between a budget and "capital outlay". Duh! These projects don't require money to be done! They are done with "capital outlay". Now do you understand? It's okay, it'll be alright. Go drink your cool-aid.
Cyclopath

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Sep 24, 2009
John Reynolds wrote:
What are the plans for connecting this site with the Railrunner?
It's been out there in story after story after story. The developer will pay $2million to build a RailRunner station and pedestrian bridge to the front door of the complex. Senator Jennings wants to ignore that added bonus and instead bitches about another train stop affecting the schedule. No one ever said the train was supposed to be a time saver. The idea of commuting on the train is to reduce carbon emissions, contribute to reduce the number of cars on the road, and relieve the stress of fighting traffic.
Cyclopath

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Sep 24, 2009
Why wrote:
a supercomplex when there is plenty of office space downtown and plenty of buildings that could be renovated? If there are efficencies for certain functions to be together that aren't now, fix that by moving people around. I don't understand why the state isn't showing more leadership. We don't need more sprawl, more transportation inefficiency, or more development in areas where the infrastructure is not in place.
You're right, you don't understand. The agencies that would be housed in this facility all have a shared customer base. Consolidation means improved efficiencies. Another ignorant point on your part: there is infrastructure in place and there is already much development in the area...this is not more "sprawl." Have you seen all the facilities in place at 599 and I-25? Development has already moved even further south than the Las Soleras site. Do your homework before you shoot your mouth off.
Cyclopath

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 24, 2009
republikansbite wrote:
Ok, so is the state broke or do we have cash? spending beyond our means is not going to work.Thats the way we got in this mess.
The $6million allocated for the land purchase was approved by the legislature a couple of years ago, so it's already been allocated. What people like you and Tim Jennings lack is foresight. In the long run, consolidation of facilties saves taxpayer money because the state will own the building instead of having to lease space all over Santa Fe.
Rude

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Sep 24, 2009
Cyclopath wrote:
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Jerk.

It is still sprawl - just because there are other developments out there doesn't mean more of it is desirable or that the sufficient infrastructure and services are there to support it. Especially in this economic climate and especially if it means more office vacancies in the central core of our city.
Whats

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Sep 24, 2009
Cyclopath wrote:
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It's been out there in story after story after story. The developer will pay $2million to build a RailRunner station and pedestrian bridge to the front door of the complex. Senator Jennings wants to ignore that added bonus and instead bitches about another train stop affecting the schedule. No one ever said the train was supposed to be a time saver. The idea of commuting on the train is to reduce carbon emissions, contribute to reduce the number of cars on the road, and relieve the stress of fighting traffic.
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