Tesuque Community Plan Update
|“We are seriously concerned about the maintenance and preservation of Tesuque’s intrinsic rural character. That character derives its uniqueness from larger geographic context of the high desert, its historical and cultural diversity and its community spirit”- Rio Tesuque Community Land Use Plan 2000
Tesuque Community Plan Update:
Santa Fe County is currently working with the community of Tesuque to update their community plan of 2000 and its associated ordinance. This webpage describes the scope of the community plan update effort, draft recommendations of the community plan update, and how folks interested in the plan update can get in touch with the planning team.
The intent and purpose of the Tesuque Community Plan Update is to:
- Document and map changes and analyze impacts.
- Revisit elements, strategies and recommendations identified in the 2000 Rio Tesuque Community Land Use Plan & corresponding Tesuque community Zoning District Ordinance
- Develop a land use plan that supports the community’s vision and goals.
- Provide recommendations for zoning and development standards.
- Draft a Community Work Plan that lists goals and identifies strategies to solve problems on an on-going basis.
Tesuque Valley Planning History
The Village of Tesuque was first identified as a Traditional Community in the Santa Fe County 1980 General Plan. In 1998, to prevent annexation by the City of Santa Fe, the community sought and achieved Traditional Historic Community designation under State Law.
In the late 1990’s community members began a planning process that resulted in the completion and adoption of Rio Tesuque Community Land Use Plan which established the Tesuque Community Planning and Zoning District (ordinance 2000-13).
Current Planning Effort
In early 2011 community members realized there was a need to revisit the Rio Tesuque Community Land Use Plan in light of changes in the area and the adoption in late 2010 of the County-wide Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP). In August of 2011 the Board of County Commissioners, via resolution 2011-134, authorized the initiation of a community planning process and formally recognized the Tesuque Valley Planning Committee. The community planning process is a collaborative effort with the County Planning Division and is open to all residents and businesses in the plan area. The planning committee meets bi-weekly. We welcome your participation and input.
Plan Area Boundary
With minor refinement, the plan area boundary is the same as the 2000 plan area boundary which follows the Tesuque Traditional Historic Community boundary established in 1998. The plan area is bounded by the Pueblo of Tesuque on the north, Santa Fe National Forest on the east, by the City of Santa Fe on the south and by US Highway 285 on the west.
Draft Plan Recommendations:
Questions? Comments? Please Call or e-mail
Robert Griego, Planning Manager, Santa Fe County Growth Management
505-986-6215 or email@example.com
Sarah Ijadi, Community Planner, Santa Fe County Growth Management
505-986-6236 or firstname.lastname@example.org