Tarbell convenes Albuquerque 2030 District committee today

Courtesy Albuquerque Business First.

By Damon Scott

January 20, 2015

Laurie Tarbell is gathering stakeholders in Downtown today to work on Albuquerque's run at being designated a 2030 District.

Tarbell is the co-owner of Levitated Toy Factory with her husband Jared, and is the chair of Albuquerque's 2030 District exploratory committee. She and others have spent months organizing around the 2030 concept — a program that engages building-sector allies in the public and private sector to sign on to voluntary carbon-emission goals.

Tarbell said property owners share anonymous utility data and best practices while professional partners provide expertise and services to draw up district boundaries. Public partners support and promote the initiative because it often overlaps with their own missions, she said.

Tarbell and others say it's time to elevate Downtown's building stock and transform and revitalize existing structures and infill empty spaces. The event takes place today from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Levitated, located at 700 Silver Ave SW. RSVP via email at albuquerque@2030districts.org and learn more online.

(Original article can be found at http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/blog/morning-edition/2015/01/tarbell-convenes-albuquerque-2030-district.html)