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Memorial Tree Program

The city Parks Division has a wonderful tree program which you can purchase a tree and plaque to comemerate a loved one, event, anniversary graduation, you name it. They will plant the tree and maintain it in Highland Park . We have space in our park and need new trees  planted for the future.

For more info contact Michelle at 857-8650



Yard Sale Results from Oct 3, 2009

The neighborhood sponsored a yard sale on October 3 which was a sucess in several ways. Twelve households participated in the event and the association maned several table at  Preservation Station  that  raised money for various projects thanks to donations from our neighbors. The total profit was over $ 370.00.

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Understanding the LUCC

The LUCC is charged with maintaining the exterior appearance of the homes to reflect their historical integrity and must be contacted whenever you want to make certain changes to the exterior of your home like replacing windows, building a fence, or adding a room to name a few (remembering even after LUCC’s decision you may still need to obtain building permits.)  For some projects you may be able to obtain a staff approval but for larger ones you may have to appear in front of the Commissioners for approval. So how do you go about the process?

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Huning Highlands Makes Best Old House Neighborhoods 2009: The West

Story From This Old House Website

Huning Highlands looks decidedly out of place among the stucco and adobe homes that are ubiquitous in Albuquerque. "It's definitely got more of a Victorian feel," says resident Karen Doty, whose father moved here in the late 1920s, hoping New Mexico's clean air and wide-open spaces would help cure his tuberculosis. "He lived well into his 70s," Doty says. "So I guess it worked." The neighborhood was built to accommodate Albuquerque's growing population brought in by a new railroad, which arrived in 1880. Many who moved here had distinctly Northern tastes, preferring the Victorian style of architecture to the more popular Southwestern styles. After hitting a rough patch in the 1960s and 1970s, Huning Highlands, now a National Historic District, is once again popular for its out-of-place architecture, generous front porches, and the fact that it's within walking distance to downtown.

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