Firm picked to manage proposed Route 66 visitor center


 Officials in New Mexico’s most populous county have chosen the company that will run a proposed visitor center along historic Route 66.

The Bernalillo County Commission announced Tuesday that it has selected West Central Community Development Group to operate and manage services for the center.

The proposed venue will be built near Interstate 40 on the county’s west side.

During the design and construction phases, West Central Community Development Group will work on an exhibit masterplan for the building to include artwork that will support the mission of education and outreach.

County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada says it’s a community driven project and will offer visitors a chance to see great art and experience views of the county, the city of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.

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