Plans are advancing for the construction of up to 120 new homes in southwest Santa Fe, between Rufina Street on the north and the Airport Road to the south in a general area of mostly one-story residential homes.
The new homes will actually be built as part of two separate projects, one called Aquafina and the other Casa de Todos, comprising a total of 21 acres.
Both will go up on currently vacant land and will belong to developers Rudy Rodriguez, Senior and Junior, who are working together on the project.
With the planned homes expected to be roughly priced around $300,000, the Aquafina and Casa de Todos projects will be built on approximately 10 and 11 acres each, with lot sizes of around 5,000 square feet.
As planned, the layout for the twin projects will be dense, with the various homes built to either side of a corridor measuring some 4,600 feet in length.
The developers are currently in the process of securing zoning and site plan approval for the twin projects.
Both father and son Rodriguez are long-time Santa Fe developers, with the senior Rodriguez having formerly served in the 1970s three terms as a member of the Santa Fe County Commission.
By Garry Boulard
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