The Midtown Santa Fe site holds many memories for many people – both Santa Feans and people around the world who once studied, taught, lived, visited or worked there. The site served as a military hospital in the Second World War before hosting the first officially recognized institution of higher learning in New Mexico – St. Michael’s College. More recently, it served as the campus for Santa Fe University of Art & Design (SFUAD).
With the departure of SFUAD in 2018, the City recognized the importance of this public asset and assumed control of the site. The City and community saw this as an opportunity to redevelop the area in a way that would reflect local values for social equity, environmental responsibility, and financial prosperity. With that in mind, we have deployed resources and strategies to develop Midtown Santa Fe into a cultural center and innovation hub in the geographic center of our city.
The City is committed to making as much information as possible available regarding the site and development of the site. In addition, the City is committed to making informed decisions that achieve public policy and community development objectives based on both experiential data in the community, as well as empirical data available through various databases and technical analyses. The City’s Office of Economic Development will continue to serve as a portal for accessing various documents. In addition, the MySidewalk platform provides a wealth of data regarding the site, surrounding neighborhood, Midtown Local Innovation Corridor (LINC), and Opportunity Zone overlay district.
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ABOUT SANTA FE
Santa Fe, which means Holy Faith in Spanish, is the oldest capital city in North America. Founded in the early 1600s, the City is unlike anywhere else because of its unique blend of history and culture — Native Americans, Spanish settlers, Anglo and Mexican communities have all shaped Santa Fe in some way. Known as a very artistic city, Santa Fe is the creative center of the southwest and has an international reputation for artistic and architectural sophistication.