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Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)

Rachel Exposito
July 22, 2021

Dear friends and neighbors,

We would love to hear from you!

The library is currently developing a master plan that will guide the future development of its buildings and grounds.  We are seeking community and stakeholder input.

The property and the master plan includes the library building, the building that houses La Segunda Secondhand Store and KLDK radio station, the Dixon Cooperative Market, and the area behind these buildings which includes the park/orchard and the garage/book sale building.

This proposed master plan was developed by Thomas Cordova of Teca Architects in collaboration with library staff, the Library Board, and key stakeholders including the Santa Rosa Fiesta Committee, the Carnelian Center, the Dixon Co-op management and Board, and the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association.  Revisions were made following an in-person general community meeting in June 2021 at the library.

Key goals of the plan include:

  • Support the development of increased outdoor programming for all ages, but especially for youth,
  • Make the area safer and more inviting for pedestrians (less car traffic, more foot traffic), and
  • Align with and support the library's mission to build community by providing educational, cultural, recreational resources for area residents, and formal and informal public gathering space for meetings and resolana.

Please keep in mind that the Master Plan is a long-term plan. Elements of the plan will be implemented as funding allows.

To give feedback:

  1. Please review the two proposed Master Plan designs linked to below.  (Note that there are two files associated with the Master Plan, one that shows the park during fiestas, one that shows the park at all other times.)
  2. Complete this short survey.

Prefer to do this another way? You can also stop by the library to see the documents in person and complete a paper survey, email the library at librarian@embudovalleylibrary.org, or call us: (505) 579-9181 (Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5).

Additionally, the a basic proposed design for the community center and stage is also attached. The development of the community center and stage is currently partially funded and a high priority. This is the first project of the Master Plan that will be implemented.

Master Plan Proposed Design During Fiestas

Master Plan Proposed Design During Non-Fiesta Times

Community Center and Stage Proposed Design

Thank you all for sharing your valuable time and perspectives!

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Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)

Community Meeting

Rachel Exposito
May 27, 2021


The previous master plan can be viewed here, if desired. A print copy is also available for reviewing at the library.

The Embudo Valley Library and Community Center conducted three park surveys in fall 2019 to help plan improvements to library grounds. See the survey results here. A print copy is available at the library as well.

Community Meeting

Dottie

Rachel Exposito
March 29, 2021

An enormous thank you to the Montoya family, filmmaker Dandan Liu, and all of the friends and community members in attendance for a remarkable evening! The film is posted here with permission from Dandan for those who did not have the opportunity to attend and for those who would like to watch the film again. If you would like to learn more about the amazing life and legacy of Dottie Montoya, please read her obituary. Please enjoy!

Dottie

Dottie: a film screening

Rachel Exposito
March 27, 2021

Please join filmmaker Dandan Liu and the family of Dottie Montoya for a very special screening of the powerful and moving documentary short film, Dottie, this Friday, March 26 at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

Dottie is about Dottie Montoya, an 86 year old matriarch from Velarde, New Mexico, a breast cancer survivor, a pioneer in bringing reproductive healthcare to youth in New Mexico, and an elder beloved by her community.  This film was shot one year before she passed, in which she shares her early memories and leaves the younger generation with her last words of wisdom.  In the words of her son, Daniel Montoya, this "gentle" film is "healing" and is more of a "visual poem" than a documentary.  

The 13-minute film will be briefly introduced by Dandan Liu and will be followed by a question and answer session with Dandan and the family.  

Hosted by the Embudo Valley Library.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Register HERE to receive the Zoom link.

Dottie: a film screening

Civil Society Award

Minna Santos
February 16, 2021

The 2020 Civil Society Awards were presented to five outstanding nonprofits and their leaders who—with the help of volunteers and philanthropy rather than government support—assist those in need, strengthen our communities, and keep our nation’s social fabric from fraying.

Civil Society Award