Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Landscape Business Zone Plea Tabled.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

By mutual agreement, Sandoval County commissioners tabled a zoning request by Hector Ezparza to operate a wholesale landscaping business.

Esparza had requested a zone map amendment from development review to rural agricultural and a conditional use permit. The county had tabled the issue twice before.

Commissioner Joe Lang said it was tabled for six to eight months to allow for the county Planning Department to work with Rio Rancho's Planning Department regarding extraterritorial zoning for the area.

Lang said the agreement was beneficial to both sides.

A Sept. 13 memo from county planning and zoning Director Michael Springfield to County Manger Debbie Hays said, "it is the belief of the staff that the block where the Esparzas are proposing commercial development is well suited for future commercial activity. …

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