Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Village Zoning Codes Change.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Penne Usher Journal Staff Writer

Officials Want To Build Plaza

Los Ranchos is the first municipality in New Mexico to implement transfer of development rights to help preserve open space, Mayor John Hooker said.

The village Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a revision to the Village Zoning Ordinance at its May 28 meeting, Hooker said.

The zoning ordinance creates new zones and allows for the transfer of development rights across the village, Hooker said.

"The citizens wrote the plan and believe in it. It is our duty to implement it through the development codes of the village, while respecting traditions and existing conditions. …

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