Some Mesa del Sol nitty-gritty.
Mesa del Sol is a master-planned community coming to life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Created by Forest City Covington, it’s designed to celebrate art and industry, the individual and the community, Mother Nature and common sense. At build-out, it will include:
- 20 square miles of land
- 18 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space
- Thousands of new jobs for the Albuquerque metro area
- 37,500 homes for 100,000 residents
- 3,200 acres for parks and open space
Mesa del Sol has an ideal location, less than 10 minutes from Albuquerque International Sunport and just 20 minutes (and no bridges) from downtown. So how is it that such a large, centrally located piece of land has gone undeveloped for so long? The short answer is that the New Mexico State Land Office, which owned the property, was waiting for the right development partner. In 2000, Forest City presented a plan for a sustainable, walkable, socially vibrant community. The plan not only included economic development and job creation, it began with these key building blocks and guaranteed a certain level of job creation as an ongoing prerequisite for developing the residential portion of the community.
In May 2001, the State Land Office announced that Forest City had been selected as the master developer of Mesa del Sol. The rest, as they say, is history.