Submitted by Gerald A. Martin, Ltd

Part of Albuquerque’s downtown redevelopment, these $1.7-million townhomes help increase demand for future commercial and retail sites by helping to create a more vibrant and livable community. Striking colors and staggered building heights create individual identities for each section of the LEED gold facility, avoiding the traditional uniformity of townhome construction. Residents have convenient access to public transportation, culture and nightlife. Private rooftop gardens reduce the heat island effect and provide a lush outdoor setting for residents and visitors. A sense of privacy is created by the stand-alone construction of the townhomes, which include individual garage spaces. Each home includes a solar water heater, Energy Star Appliances and pre-wiring for solar panels, making them 40% more energy efficient than traditional construction.

Owner: Alvarado-SG, LLC;
Developer: Romero Rose LLC
Architect: Treveston Elliott Architect
General Contractor: Gerald A. Martin, Ltd.
Subcontractors: Service Electric; Larry Reetz Construction; All American Enterprises; Plumb Mechanical; PMI Heating and Air; Kenyon Plastering; Miller’s Insulation; High Desert Roofing; White Rock Construction; Sandia Decorating; BDC Door