Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Commission OKs Zoning Change For Tierra West.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

A proposed subdivision narrowly received a recommendation for a higher-density zone change Tuesday night from the Rio Rancho Planning and Zoning Commission.

The commission voted 3-2 in favor of recommending the Tierra West Development zone change to the city council.

"I just feel it wasn't an appropriate area to put in high-density housing," District 6 Commissioner Kenneth Halladay said Wednesday. Halladay and District 5 Commissioner Charles Vaccaro were opposed to the zoning change.

The change would allow for a 96-house development on 25 acres between Cherry and Pine roads just south of North Hills. …

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