Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Commerce Center Plan Approved.

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RIO RANCHO The Rio Rancho Planning and Zoning Commission gave final plat approval to another part of AMREP Southwest's Commerce Center development in Enchanted Hills.

City officials had been concerned because part of the development near N.M. 528 and U.S. 550 is within the flood plain of the Encantado Channel.

Federal Emergency Management Agency maps show the area is at risk for flooding during a severe downpour. However, AMREP has lined most of the channel with concrete to improve drainage and soon will ask FEMA to revise its maps, Russell Grayson, an engineer with Huitt-Zollars of Rio Rancho, told the commission. …

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