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Edgewood Commons Master Plan Updates

Location: Edgewood, NM

Completed: 2014

MRWM worked with Dennis Engineering, the Town of Edgewood, and the State Land Office to update a master plan for Section 16 in Edgewood. The existing master plan was completed in 2005 and was in need of several updates to align it with the Town's needs and long range planning efforts. MRWM provided updates to the master plan document as well as developed a new plan of proposed land uses in accordance with the Town's needs and desires. Several public meetings were held to gain community input and support. 

Eunice Regional Lake Recreation Complex

Location: Eunice, New Mexico

Completed: Master Plan: 2012, Phase I: 2013

MRWM has completed a Master Plan for this regional recreational park, which includes a renovation and expansion of the existing lake, a new walking trail, shooting range, RV camping, park and recreational spaces, a disc golf course, picnic areas, and athletic fields. MRWM has also completed a phasing plan to divide this large project into affordable and logically sequenced stages. In 2013 we completed development for Phase I of the project, which includes new entry signage with vehicular access, shelters, and walking trails. Recreational upgrades include a new basketball court and sand volleyball courts. 


Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: Under Construction

MRWM worked with Wilson and Company to develop a master plan for Albuquerque's Fifty-Mile Activity Loop. The project proposes to fill in the gaps in the City's existing bicycle path and trail network to create a bicycle and pedestrian loop around the city. MRWM consulted on route location and assessed the need for and location of trail side amenities along the loop. Proposed amenities include rest stops, nodes, destinations, and gateways. We identified potential sub-loops off of the main fifty-mile loop and developed graphics for community meetings and public presentations. The first phase of trail construction is currently underway. 

Los Soleras Master Plan

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Completed: 2009

MRWM provided landscape master planning for a 550 acre development on the southern edge of Santa Fe. The project includes plans for a new RailRunner stop and associated transit-oriented,mixed use development. Planning for the parks and open space areas is based on the chance to rehabilitate slopes and enhance wildlife habitat while creating valuable recreational opportunities. Streetscapes are designed to harvest rainwater for landscape plantings and provide pedestrian-scale amenities, encouraging alternative modes of transportation. Similar to other large-scale development projects MRWM has worked on, including the Journal Center in Albuquerque, streetscape landscaping will occur in a way that allows for future development within the site to fit into the existing (and mature) landscape.

North I-25 Corporate Center

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2010

With Reid and Associates and FBT Architects

MRWM completed a full landscape master plan and detailed landscape design guidelines as part of a Site Plan for Subdivision application for a 65 acre office and retail park located on the northwestern side of I-25. The project includes plans for streetscapes, parking lots, office and retail landscapes, a bike trail, and a central commons park/plaza. Inverted crowns, or dry streambeds, are key elements of the landscape design, intended to harvest rainwater for landscape plantings while providing an aesthetic amenity. Screening of parking lots, creating pedestrian-scale environments, and water conservation were all important considerations for the design. MRWM also completed a more detailed plan for the first phase of development for submittal to the City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission. 

San Juan College Master Plan

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2002 to present

Project Description: The San Juan College Recreation Complex Master Plan was completed in March 2002 and was adopted by the college board of regents at that time.  The plan is a 24-acre joint use recreation facility that will be developed in coordination with the City of Farmington and San Juan county.  The recreational facilities include softball, soccer, multipurpose fields, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball facilities and a children’s playground.  Also included are a pond for collection of raw water to be used in irrigation of the facility and the main college campus; a classroom, concession and restroom building; a walking/jogging trail; parking for 300 vehicles; a new access road that serves the facility as well as the main campus; landscaping and storm drainage improvements. MRWM continues to work with the college to refine the plan and complete construction documents for each phase of development.

South Meadows Open Space

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: Under construction 2014

MRWM worked with Santa Fe County to develop a Master Plan for South Meadows Open Space. Located near the Traditional Village of Agua Fria, the 22-acre open space property has a historic connection to El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. The rapidly developing surrounding community encouraged the County to buy the property and preserve it as an open space.

The program for the open space includes a dog park, walking trails, amphitheater, community garden, picnic area, outdoor classroom, interactive/interpretive play nodes, parking, and drainage improvements. MRWM conducted a thorough site analysis to ensure that the placement and interconnections of site elements appropriately addressed the need to preserve the natural ecosystem while providing fun and accessible recreation opportunities for visitors. The design highlights the cultural and ecological history of the site through interpretive use of plant materials, natural drainage features, and interactive play elements. Concepts for the play nodes included a “torreón” or look-out tower offering a structure for children to climb while also telling the history of the Camino Real and providing views over the adjacent housing development to the Santa Fe River and the path of the historic trail. Another concept was to create tunnels that helped interpret the importance of the keystone prairie dogs present on the site, while also providing a fun play experience for children. We presented the master plan to the highly involved community members at a public meeting and adjusted the design to accommodate the needs they expressed.