Chimayó Community Plan Developed By Santa Fe County
CHIMAYO – Santa Fe County’s planning office held a community meeting Thursday, June 9 at the Bennie J. Chavez Senior Community Center in Chimayo to review and discuss the recently completed final draft community development plan for Chimayo.
The plan which takes into account all parts of the Chimayo community in Santa Fe County was developed over a three-year process of community meetings discussions and dialogue with residence. The final plan is to be incorporated into the overall Santa Fe County Development Plan. Robert Griego, planning manager for Santa Fe County said the plan is an overall vision developed that takes into account acequias, housing, preservation, economic and commercial development, and hiking and biking trails.
Chimayo is divided between Santa Fe County and Rio Arriba County, with more residents residing in Rio Arriba side of the line. Rio Arriba County’s Planning and Zoning Manager, Lucia Sanchez said Rio Arriba participated in the early stages of the plans development process with Santa Fe County. The final draft plan presented on June 9 covered Santa Fe County exclusively. Sanchez said Rio Arriba looks forward to working with Santa Fe County on further sustainable development of the community and pointed to Rio Arriba County’s comprehensive land use ordinance as a good example of development plans for the region.
Griego said the Community Draft Plan for Chimayo would be available online for those interested in reviewing it. Contact the Santa Fe County Planning Division for more information or check out the link HERE.