Construction could begin before next spring on just over thirty affordable housing units in Las Cruces.
Members of the Las Cruces City Council have given their approval to a resolution that will see the units, geared for lower-income residents, going up on around 4.5 acres of land not far from the Sierra Middle School on the northeast side of the city.
The effort, to be built on land currently owned by Las Cruces, will include a variety of housing alternatives, with a dozen townhome and apartment units each, along with 8 single-family homes.
What is being described as a new subdivision will be done as a partnership between the City of Las Cruces and the Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation.
Tierra Del Sol is a regional community housing group established in 1973 and spearheading the development and construction of hundreds of affordable housing units in southern New Mexico.
The planning phase for the project, which will include utility infrastructure and street lights, is expected to begin next year, with actual construction starting in early 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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