Preliminary construction could begin later this year or early 2019 on a Santa Fe project that will see the construction of a new 40-acre subdivision.
Set to go up around 2 miles to the northeast of downtown Santa Fe, Estancias del Norte will include more than forty homes, at least ten of which will be classified as affordable.
The project, whose official address is 702 Hyde Park Road, has attracted the opposition of area residents, including the Greater Callecita Neighborhood Association.
Because the development will be built on steep terrain located to the north of Hyde Park Road, residents with homes at lower levels have expressed concerns regarding erosion and water runoff issues.
But the developer, Ernie Romero, the president of the Santa Fe-based Phase One Realty, has said that he has addressed those concerns with a promise of building infrastructure designed to mitigate any storm water runoff.
The project, which earlier this year won the approval of the Santa Fe Planning Commission, has now also received a green light from the Santa Fe City Council.
By Garry Boulard
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