ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A developer wants to build a major apartment complex on Central Avenue in downtown Albuquerque and is now asking for the county's help.
"The developer is requesting property tax abatement so they essentially wouldn't pay property tax in lieu of providing a lower rent rate for workforce housing," Director of Economic Development, Mayling Armijo, said.
For now, the county commission has deferred taking any action the request.
The Silver Moon Lodge Complex, a three story 150 unit complex, would be built on the site of old Silver Moon Motel near 10th Street.
The city tore down the crime ridden motel last year and the property is now a large vacant lot.
The apartments would be reasonably priced and cater to people working downtown.
Operation Gingerbread arrived in Albuquerque Tuesday for an event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
A Colorado company is recalling 45 tons of meat and poultry products a federal agency says were produced under unsanitary conditions.
KRQE News 13 is hosting a phone bank for Toys for Tots! To help and make a donation please call 505-768-2299 between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Santa Claus made a special trip to Presbyterian Hospital Tuesday to visit some sick kids, and he made quite an entrance arriving by helicopter.
Meet Meggie, this week's Pet of the Week. If you're interested in Meggie or any other furry four-legged friend, call the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico at visit the Animal Humane website.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.