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Topgolf construction slated to begin soon following formalities

Hawker Vanguard
October 11, 2018 07:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Despite Albuquerque and county officials approving incentives to bring Topgolf to the Duke City, if you've driven by the proposed site for the business, you might have noticed not much seems to be happening.

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The golf-focused entertainment complex is set to open in the spring near I-25 and Montaño—the site of the old Beach waterpark that closed over a decade ago. And while it might not look like it, city officials say Topgolf construction is close to finally breaking ground.

"This is all part of the process," said Carmelina Hart, Planning Department spokesperson for the City of Albuquerque. "We need to get all of that groundwork done before you get to see walls up and a foundation laid."

Topgolf announced plans earlier this year to build the $39 million facility, complete with a multi-level clubhouse and driving range. Despite battles between city councilors and Mayor Tim Keller over financial incentives, the project ultimately received the green light from the city.

Hart said preliminary plans presented by Topgolf have been approved, including redrawn boundary lines and a study examining the potential impacts of increased traffic on nearby businesses and homes. All that is now done.

"As of right now, their site and replatting plans have been approved," she said. "They have also submitted a traffic study that has been approved, and under review right now is their grating and drainage plan."

KOB didn't hear back from Topgolf Thursday when asking for a status update from the company. On their website, the words "Coming Soon" are still being advertised.

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