Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council Takes Steps To Annex Property.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

RIO RANCHO The City Council took its first steps Wednesday toward making Mariposa Ranch part of the city's planning for growth and ultimately part of the city itself.

Councilors at their regular meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to begin merging the plans for the ranch with the city's long-range goals in the Vision 2020 Integrated Comprehensive Plan. The council also voted to accept in principle annexing the 10-square-mile undeveloped tract just outside the northwest city limits when the owner seeks it.

The land is owned by Albuquerque Academy, which wants to develop it for residences, commercial sites and open space. …

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