Apodaca Blueprint Planning Team Conducts Stakeholder Meetings - November 9, 2017

Apodaca Blueprint Planning Team Conducts Stakeholder Meetings

Staff from Halff Associates, Inc. – the City of Las Cruces’ planning consultant for the Apodaca Blueprint project – conducted a series of four “stakeholder listening sessions” on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Las Cruces City Hall. Stakeholder listening sessions were held with representatives of the following groups: public service providers, property developers, neighborhood advocates, and business and industry representatives. Consultant representatives Christian Lentz, AICP, and Joshua Donaldson, AICP, facilitated all listening sessions. Lentz and Donaldson also conducted individual interviews with City Councilors Kasandra Gandara, District 1, Greg Smith, District 2 and City staff members between Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 9.

Apodaca Blueprint stakeholder listening sessions represent the first public input opportunity in a planning process that is estimated to last between five and six months. Attendance was by City invitation, via lists compiled by the Las Cruces Community Development Department. The general public will have an opportunity to participate in the Apodaca Blueprint planning process through online and on-site activities to be scheduled in the upcoming months. Individuals wishing to stay informed about upcoming activities are encouraged to register their contact information here.

For more information, contact David Weir, AICP, Community Development Department at: 575-528-3066 or dweir@las-cruces.org.

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Las Cruces City Council Initiates the Apodaca Blueprint Project - September 18, 2017

Las Cruces City Council Initiates the Apodaca Blueprint Project

Las Cruces City Council unanimously passed Resolution 18-032 on Sept. 18, 2017, initiating the City’s fifth Community Blueprint. The Apodaca Blueprint neighborhood planning effort is being prepared in accordance with the City’s Community Blueprint Planning Initiative created by City Council in 2011 and amended in 2015. The Community Blueprint Planning Initiative seeks to create detailed strategic plans within specific geographic areas of the City that assist in implementing the goals and objectives of the Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan.

The Apodaca Blueprint plan will recommend “neighborhood conservation” strategies intended to maintain or improve the condition of property and quality of life within existing neighborhoods, and guide the type, scale, and character of new development that may occur in the vicinity of Apodaca-area neighborhoods. A map of the Apodaca Blueprint planning area is located here.

The Apodaca Blueprint will be prepared by Halff Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and architecture firm based in Richardson, Texas. The project will be administered by the City of Las Cruces’ Community Development Department.  Copy of Resolution 18-032 can be found here.

For more information, contact David Weir, AICP, Community Development Department at: 575-528-3066 or dweir@las-cruces.org.

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