Overturn the Ordinance allowing 4-storey hotels in Taos.
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By a vote of 3-2, the Taos Town Council passed an Ordinance to allow 4-storey 48-foot-tall hotels...just like the picture of this Holiday Inn Express. Allowing this Ordinance to stand sets a bad precedence.
Your signature will tell the Council that Taosenos DO NOT want to lose their unique identity, historic atmosphere and charm that so many residents and visitors alike cherish. Four-story cookie cutter corporate hotels are out of scale and character. A long-standing promise to the Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited building in America and a UNESCO site, has been to allow no other building to be built taller than the Pueblo. Also ignored are the pleas of those people who live in the historic village of Ranchos de Taos which abuts the area zoned for 4-storey hotels. If allowed to stand, this move could eventually lead to 4-storey office buildings, warehouses, etc. all over Taos. We hear that the County is also considering 4-storey hotels. This petition will also serve to enlighten the County Commissioners to the wishes of the people.
Anyone who loves Taos and wants its growth to be smart and in scale can sign: Town and County residents, visitors, renters, second home owners, every person in a household. Please share on social media.
(This petition is not legally binding, simply a statement of your personal opinion.)
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