Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Section 16 Needs Time.(Mountain View)(Editorial)

EDITORIALS

Plans to develop Section 16 in Edgewood are on hold but, fortunately, not off the table.

The master developer could have backed out of its lease agreement with the State Land Office for the one-square-mile tract, but instead has signed a lease extension, keeping its options open through the end of 2004.

Manzano Mesa Limited Partnership wants to see if political winds of change come with next year's Town Council elections.

Its wait-and-see approach makes sense considering Edgewood's political flux since incorporation only four years ago.

The current council, born out of the controversy over annexation of Campbell Ranch, could change next year. …

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