St. Michael's Drive

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St. Michael's Drive (also known as St. Michael’s Boulevard) is one of Santa Fe's busiest streets. With 7 lanes consisting of 6 thru lanes and a center turn lane, the road connects St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Road. The one and a quarter mile stretch handles 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day. St. Michael's Drive is home to shopping centers, old car dealerships, and parking lots with large, aging buildings setback from the street.[1]

St. Michael’s Drive
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Road Information
Length of Route 3 miles
Beginning Intersection Cerrillos Road
Ending Intersection Old Pecos Trail

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Route History

St. Michael's Drive was designed in the late 1950's as a 2-lane "bypass highway" connecting Cerrillos Road and Old Pecos Trail. It was then widened to what it is now during the mid-1970's.[2] It currently acts as one of the major arteries for the 90,000 urban residents and also hosts the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. [3]

St. Michael’s Drive: Visions of the Future

In order to increase the amount of jobs and businesses on St. Michael’s Drive, The Santa Fe Economic Development Division along with the Housing and Community Development Department’s Long Range Planning Division, has looked into redeveloping the area to be more pedestrian friendly. Six urban design firms and a City of Santa Fe staff planner participated in the project by providing plans/designs showing their own future visions of a revamped St. Michael’s Drive. [4] The following individuals and firms participated:

  • Albert Moore+Associates / Santa Fe
  • Roy Wroth Urbanism & Planning / Santa Fe
  • Lloyd & Associates Architects / Santa Fe
  • Spears Architects / Santa Fe
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Architects and Planners / Albuquerque
  • Steve Price (Urban Advantage) / Berkeley, CA
  • Richard Macpherson, Santa Fe City Planner

Current Layout

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Future Designs

The following are the designs from the various firms that are part of the St. Michael’s Drive: Visions of the future:

Albert Moore+Associates / Santa Fe
Roy Wroth Urbanism & Planning / Santa Fe
Lloyd & Associates Architects / Santa Fe
Spears Architects / Santa Fe
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Architects and Planners / Albuquerque
Steve Price (Urban Advantage) / Berkeley, CA
Richard Macpherson, Santa Fe City Planner

See Also

Airport Road Railyard District

References


External Links

http://www.santafenm.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=5281 http://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=1766 http://maps.google.com/maps?q=St.+Michael%27s+Drive+Santa+Fe&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&mid=1330972312

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