Friday
Mar242017

PECOS VISTA LUXURY APARTMENTS MEETS BIG HOUSING NEED IN FAST GROWING CARLSBAD

Construction Starting Soon on Developer’s Third New Mexico
Luxury Apartment Property
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ, - March 24, 2017) – ICON Builders Southwest (ICON SW) is
pleased to announce the Groundbreaking Celebration for Pecos Vista Luxury
Apartments located at 780 West Cherry Lane, Carlsbad NM 88220. This 204 unit
project offers Residents resort-style rental apartments in a fast growing community
currently facing a shortage of housing options. The groundbreaking ceremony is
scheduled for April 21, 2017.
ICON SW is the Developer of this highly anticipated apartment community which is
financed through a HUD 221(d) 4 loan and has a 40 year mortgage for this new
construction market rate project. Phoenix AZ based Paragon Mortgage provided this
loan.
Pecos Vista Luxury Apartments consists of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans in a
warm Spanish style and gate secured community that features a host of amenities
for quality Resident living. Albuquerque NM firm, Integrated Design Architecture,
created intimate fountain courtyard entrances for all units which are thoughtfully
planned with separate water heaters, highly efficient air conditioning, double pane
windows, LED lighting, microwaves, organized closets, in unit washers and dryers
and spacious patios with storage closets.
Outside and throughout the property, conveniences such as a covered mail area,
gated trash enclosures, ample open and covered parking spaces, private garages
and bicycle rack parking.
The interior community site promotes active outdoor opportunities with a linear grass park oasis that showcases a Clubhouse Pool and hot tub with an added Kids’ play pool. An expansive pool deck surrounds this common space and stages relaxing and social gatherings with inviting lounge chairs and umbrella tables. Other options for gathering are the terraced seating gas fired Fire Pit; covered deck at the pool with two gas BBQ grills and a big screen TV; a linear park with two remote BBQ areas and picnic tables; two remote climbing play structures for kids; and a fenced dog park and an onsite self-grooming “Paw Spa” for Residents’ best friends.
The Community Center is a hub for professional and personal life balance. From a business center that is equipped with computers (PC and Apple) printers and WIFI to the media center with USB ports, and outdoor meeting areas, Resident needs are met for both work and play. There is also a large entertainment area which offers pool table and game day seating with a big screen TV; double sided fireplace and raised dining bar with a big screen TV; two gaming lounge areas also with big screen TVs; entertainment kitchen and demonstration area for private parties and Resident activities. An on-site Property Manager is available and dedicated to meeting Resident needs.
A well-equipped exercise building with mirrored stretch and aerobic area and a separate exercise equipment area; each have their own TV for workout routines or entertainment. There are even two loaner racks for Residents to borrow Mountain bicycles.
The Carlsbad Department of Development has reported that the community has seen a recent surge in demand for local rental housing due to increasing employment opportunities particularly in the oil and gas industries. Allen Sands, Principal of ICON Builders SW, states, “We are very excited to be bringing much needed quality rental housing to the City of Carlsbad.”
ICON (please use all caps) Builders (please write in entirety) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and has offices in Southern California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Company specializes in the renovation and new construction of multi-family and senior apartment projects. ICON Builders has been in continuous operation since 1984 specializing in the construction of Tax Credit, Bond and HUD properties; expertise is in Occupied Affordable Housing Renovations. ICON Builders has produced more than 23,000 Residential units. For more information, please contact info@iconbuilders.com.

PECOS VISTA LUXURY APARTMENTS MEETS BIG HOUSINGNEED IN FAST GROWING CARLSBADConstruction Starting Soon on Developer’s Third New MexicoLuxury Apartment Property(SCOTTSDALE, AZ, - March 24, 2017) – ICON Builders Southwest (ICON SW) ispleased to announce the Groundbreaking Celebration for Pecos Vista LuxuryApartments located at 780 West Cherry Lane, Carlsbad NM 88220. This 204 unitproject offers Residents resort-style rental apartments in a fast growing communitycurrently facing a shortage of housing options. The groundbreaking ceremony isscheduled for April 21, 2017.ICON SW is the Developer of this highly anticipated apartment community which isfinanced through a HUD 221(d) 4 loan and has a 40 year mortgage for this newconstruction market rate project. Phoenix AZ based Paragon Mortgage provided thisloan.Pecos Vista Luxury Apartments consists of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans in awarm Spanish style and gate secured community that features a host of amenitiesfor quality Resident living. Albuquerque NM firm, Integrated Design Architecture,created intimate fountain courtyard entrances for all units which are thoughtfullyplanned with separate water heaters, highly efficient air conditioning, double panewindows, LED lighting, microwaves, organized closets, in unit washers and dryersand spacious patios with storage closets.Outside and throughout the property, conveniences such as a covered mail area,gated trash enclosures, ample open and covered parking spaces, private garagesand bicycle rack parking.The interior community site promotes active outdoor opportunities with a linear grass park oasis that showcases a Clubhouse Pool and hot tub with an added Kids’ play pool. An expansive pool deck surrounds this common space and stages relaxing and social gatherings with inviting lounge chairs and umbrella tables. Other options for gathering are the terraced seating gas fired Fire Pit; covered deck at the pool with two gas BBQ grills and a big screen TV; a linear park with two remote BBQ areas and picnic tables; two remote climbing play structures for kids; and a fenced dog park and an onsite self-grooming “Paw Spa” for Residents’ best friends.The Community Center is a hub for professional and personal life balance. From a business center that is equipped with computers (PC and Apple) printers and WIFI to the media center with USB ports, and outdoor meeting areas, Resident needs are met for both work and play. There is also a large entertainment area which offers pool table and game day seating with a big screen TV; double sided fireplace and raised dining bar with a big screen TV; two gaming lounge areas also with big screen TVs; entertainment kitchen and demonstration area for private parties and Resident activities. An on-site Property Manager is available and dedicated to meeting Resident needs.A well-equipped exercise building with mirrored stretch and aerobic area and a separate exercise equipment area; each have their own TV for workout routines or entertainment. There are even two loaner racks for Residents to borrow Mountain bicycles.The Carlsbad Department of Development has reported that the community has seen a recent surge in demand for local rental housing due to increasing employment opportunities particularly in the oil and gas industries. Allen Sands, Principal of ICON Builders SW, states, “We are very excited to be bringing much needed quality rental housing to the City of Carlsbad.”ICON (please use all caps) Builders (please write in entirety) is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and has offices in Southern California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Company specializes in the renovation and new construction of multi-family and senior apartment projects. ICON Builders has been in continuous operation since 1984 specializing in the construction of Tax Credit, Bond and HUD properties; expertise is in Occupied Affordable Housing Renovations. ICON Builders has produced more than 23,000 Residential units. For more information, please contact info@iconbuilders.com.

Tuesday
Mar142017

Stormi Barnes Crowned Miss Carlsbad 

Congratulations to Miss Carlsbad 2017, Stormi Barnes, with the Miss America Program. She was crowned on March 4th at the Miss Pecos Valley Scholarship Pageant. Stormi performed a lyrical dance for her talent portion of the competition, she attends Carlsbad High School. She won a $200 scholarship and now will be competing for the title of Miss New Mexico in June. If she is crowned Miss New Mexico, she will be competing at Miss America later this year.

 

 


Monday
Feb272017

WIPP Road Show 

Who:

 

Elected officials, first responders, the general public and news media

 

What:

 

In preparation for the resumption of shipping, the DOE Carlsbad Field Office will be supporting State sponsored road shows along the active transportation routes. The road shows give local officials and members of the public the chance to see the actual shipping package for transuranic (TRU) waste – the TRUPACT-II -- and to understand the WIPP transportation protocols and requirements including driver standards, package design and testing requirements, inspection procedures, and emergency response plans and equipment.

Those attending the event will have an opportunity to speak about WIPP and its TRU waste shipping program with TRU truck drivers, local transportation inspectors, local emergency responders and representatives from WIPP.  Road shows will be presented during the month of March along transportation corridors covering New Mexico and Texas; the Southern Route (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina) and the Western States Route (Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming) to WIPP.

When/Where:

 

Carlsbad, NM

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: 2320 W. Pearce – Jenkins Home Furnishings Parking Lot

 

 

How/Why:

 

WIPP has safely transported more than 11,800 shipments to the facility, totaling more than 14 million loaded miles.  The road show will give attendees the opportunity to see the actual shipping package and become familiar with WIPP transportation protocols.  Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with representative from WIPP about the project, transportation requirements and shipping procedures.

Monday
Feb202017

Help Guadalupe Mountains National Park Name New Wilderness Mascot

Salt Flat, Texas – To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  Well, the value of a name has long been immortalized in poetry and song throughout history. Names represent an identification of people, places and objects. They help us recognize our values and what we represent.  That’s why we need your help!

 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park has a new mascot. A ringtail! This is a species that lives in the southwest and is a resident of the Guadalupe Mountains wilderness. This mascot was developed to help bring awareness to the importance of protecting wilderness at Guadalupe Mountains National Park and all over the world. Will you help us give the mascot a name?

 

Did you know that since the 1990’s wilderness areas have been declining globally at an alarming rate? Wilderness is defined as “biologically and ecologically intact landscapes free of any significant human disturbance.”  Only 23% of the world’s land surface contains the most pristine wilderness areas now. Wilderness cannot be replaced. Once compromised, sensitive wilderness ecosystems can never be returned to their natural state.  Why do we need wilderness and wild places? Well, these areas protect clean water resources, clean air and protect habitat for wildlife. They maintain a critical buffer to protect endangered biodiversity, help regulate area climates and support many of the world’s most economically challenged communities. Wildlife, plants and people need these areas to thrive and survive.

   

How can you help us? Visit the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/guadalupe.mountains  to suggest a name for our mascot. Voting will be available from February 18 – 23, 2017.  If you do not have access to social media, emailgumo_administration@nps.gov  with your suggestions. The park will choose the mascot name from public recommendations and reveal the name on park Facebook and website athttp://www.nps.gov/gumo on February 25, 2017.   With your help, once given a name, this mascot will help spread the message about the importance of wilderness to all generations.

www.nps.gov

Monday
Feb062017

Live Bird Presentation at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park  

Carlsbad, NM – Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be hosting a free live bird

presentation by Laura McCann of the non-profit New Mexico Raptors organization at 2 p.m. on

Saturday, February 25 in the Visitor Center. See native birds of prey such as hawks and owls up

close and learn about these amazing creatures and their important role in our unique desert

environment.

 

New Mexico Raptors is a non-profit organization started in 2006 that presents live

bird educational programs all over the state using four non-releasable presentation birds: a

Swainson’s Hawk, a Red-tailed Hawk, a Turkey Vulture, and a Great Horned Owl. There is no fee for programs in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply for those who wish to enter the zoo.

 

For more information, call the park at (575) 887-5516.