Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Annexation Up for Votes.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

P&Z Commission Discussion Tonight

Rio Rancho may soon stretch into northern Bernalillo County.

The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council both are scheduled this week to consider an annexation proposal adding almost 12,000 acres to the city.

The addition of the 18.66-square-mile property known as Quail Ranch would increase the size of the city by 22.5 percent, said Sandra Gaiser, the city's development director.

The city currently encompasses 83 square miles.

The property includes the 6,492-acre Black Ranch property, as well as 3,526 acres east of the Black Ranch and 1,926 acres of Rio Rancho Estates which is bordered by Rio Rancho to the north and the Black Ranch to the south. …

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