The Carlisle Luxury Condominium Burns

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Albuquerque’s latest luxury condos currently under construction went up in flames in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The Carlisle at 3600 Central Avenue South East in the heart of the Nob Hill District was heavily damaged in a multi-alarm fire that began after 1 am. The three-story, 34-condo building, currently taking reservations was slated for occupancy by the summer of 2016 but appeared to have been unoccupied at the time of this morning’s fire. 15175632_10153941138396646_533929240_nFire crews worked for hours to extinguish the aggressive flames that seemed to emerge from multiple sides of the building. Area homes temporarily lost power as firefighters battled to contain the flames.

The Carlisle with condos ranging from $340,00 to $460,000 is part of the revitalization of Nob Hill District as an upscale destination along the historic Route 66.

Along with the revitalization and subsequent gentrification of The Nob Hill District comes the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project (ART) devised by the City of Albuquerque. Not without its detractors, ART will connect commuters from the Central Avenue Corridor from Coors to Louisiana, as well as provide service from Unser to Tramway and Uptown, with stops in the University District, as well as a stop located outside The Carlisle.

The cause of the fire at The Carlisle is currently unknown.

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