Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Developer may go to court over Rio Rancho rejection.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

* Alta Vista Enterprises says city's vote demanding design elements is unfair

RIO RANCHO City officials have split over whether to excuse a partially built development on the far west edge of the city from some design requirements.

The Planning and Zoning Commission last month voted in favor of Alta Vista Enterprises' request for the site near Northern and Rainbow, but the city administrator and the Development Department recently came out against it.

Earlier this month, the City Council also was divided, so Mayor John Jennings cast the tie-breaking vote against the request.

Now, the developer says the question may wind up in court. …

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