County to Consider Master Plan on November 6 for Future Development in the Southwest Bernalillo County
Western Albuquerque Land Holdings, together with Albuquerque Public Schools, has requested approval of a Planned Communities Level A Master Plan called the ‘Santolina Master Plan’ for approximately 13,700 acres of undeveloped land in the southwest portion of Bernalillo County. The plan area is generally bounded by I-40 to the north, 118th Street and the escarpment open space to the east, the Pajarito Mesa on the south, and the escarpment area adjacent to the Rio Puerco Valley on the west. Along with access from I-40, the property is can be reached from several existing roadways, including Central Avenue, Dennis Chavez Boulevard, Atrisco Vista Boulevard, and 118th Street.
The Santolina Master Plan, which is contingent upon future demand and market conditions, provides a general framework for development over the next 40-50 years, to include residential villages and village commercial uses, two business parks, a town center, an industrial/business park, and an urban center, along with parks, trails, public open space, educational facilities, roads and utilities. Over time, it is anticipated to be developed with approximately 38,000 households and to provide approximately 75,000 jobs.
The Santolina Master Plan is currently under review by Bernalillo County staff and other state and local agencies, with particular attention to its compliance with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan. The Santolina Master Plan and associated Planned Communities Zoning for Santolina are scheduled for the County Planning Commission public hearing on November 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level Two, One Civic Plaza NW.
To view the Land Use Plan for Santolina, please click here.