Plans are underway for the construction of nearly 400 new apartments on a currently vacant site next to the Zia Road Rail Runner station in south Santa Fe.
The project, on a 20-acre site, also includes 28 townhomes, with a designated number of units available at market rate rents.
The mixed-use, transit-oriented project, near the intersection of Zia Road and St. Francis Dive, will additionally include 120,000 square feet of both commercial and office space.
Currently, plans call for the project to be built in two phases, with the first phase on just over 12 acres seeing the construction of 244 apartments and 14 townhomes.
Because it will be built next to the Rail Runner station, the project will satisfy the city’s quest for more transit-oriented mixed-use projects.
Partners in the project are the Dallas-based Aberg Property Company and developer SF Brown of Santa Fe.
The project has engendered a variety of responses from area residents, with some saying it partially addresses Santa Fe’s need for more apartment housing, while other have expressed concerns over its size and the likelihood of increased traffic.
Additional public input on the project is expected to be solicited in the weeks to come.
The Zia Road Rail Runner station, at 2401 Galisteo Road, was opened in the spring of 2017.
By Garry Boulard
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