Keep Anderson Farm Land Zoned Agricultural to Prevent Overdevelopment in the South Valley

Keep Anderson Farm Land Zoned Agricultural to Prevent Overdevelopment in the South Valley

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Mary Louise Gordon-Toledo started this petition to Bernalillo County Planning Commission and

The Anderson Farm land is precious to the community; but it has been slated for development by Consensus Planning (Anderson Farm Sector Development Plan, Project SPR2019-0007). Photos included in this petition are from the proposed plan itself, and they along with language in the 86-page proposal show that the developers acknowledge the attributes that make it so. Yet, the proposed level of development would disregard such knowledge.

This land provides habitat for the Sandhill Cranes, multiple migrating birds, coyotes, and countless other creatures. This land provides much needed open space and fresh air through the existing cottonwood trees, acequia (irrigation) network, and agricultural use. These elements make up the historical character of the community of the beautiful South Valley.

The overdevelopment of this area would completely alter the character of the community. The developers want to build up to 450 dwelling units on 100.8 acres (as of 11/26/19). They want to do this by asking Bernalillo County to change the zoning of the land. Current zoning limits development to one single family home per acre. At the time of this petition, the Bernalillo County Planning Commission is planning to recommend the change in zoning at the public hearing on December 11, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. 

Development of the area should be done mindfully, which means better planning than what is thus far proposed to incorporate more agricultural living similar to the properties surrounding Anderson Farms, which consist mostly of custom homes on well-maintained parcels of at least one acre.

We, the undersigned, ask Bernalillo County: Regarding the 100.8 acres allotted for development, KEEP ANDERSON FARMS ZONED A-1.

“In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.” – Wilma Mankiller

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