Andalucia, an award-winning master planned community, is located east of Coors Boulevard, between Montano Road and Namaste Road. The primary goal for Andalucia is to create a pedestrian-oriented, mixed use and mixed residential density community highlighted by open space, lush landscaping, and a network of connections to the Rio Grande Bosque and the City’s trail system, park, and trailhead. A high level of attention was given on all of the projects within Andalucia to view preservation, protection of archaeological sites, and providing connections between the various land uses through the community trail system.
Some of the features of this special community include tree-lined entries from Coors Boulevard, a village green that runs through the center of the single family area fronted by alley loaded homes; special setbacks and street standards; low level lighting; open space areas and trails; and a 2.6 acre neighborhood park that runs along the San Antonio Arroyo. The landscape, perimeter wall, and trail designed along Coors Boulevard contains a rich palette of colors, materials, berming, view fencing, and projections and deep recesses in the wall to give pedestrians, motorists, and residents of the community an enhanced and breathtaking view of the Sandias, Manzanos, and the Bosque. The landscape features a sustainable and drought tolerant plant palette, with an emphasis on low growing shrubs and groundcovers to maintain views, and select tree specimens to frame views.