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Neighbors try to block new housing development near Albuquerque's Bosque

Ryan Laughlin
November 08, 2018 05:17 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - People who live near Saint Pius High School, in northwest Albuquerque, want to prevent the development of more than 70 homes on the old Suzanne Poole property.

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"More open space is exactly what we need,” said Susan Chaudoir, who spent her morning in the Bosque.

Chaudoir is heading up a grassroots effort to make the property, which edges up to the Bosque, a public amenity. She said that’s what Poole, who died in 2012, would have wanted to happen to her property.

Around 50 neighbors have sent letters to Albuquerque mayor and the planning department ahead of a planning meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday. That meeting has been pushed back to December.

Mayor Tim Keller's office and state Senator Jacob Candelaria have both have stated the importance of maintaining open space, giving Chaudoir and her neighbor hope that the development will not be built.

KOB reached out to Abrazo Homes, the company managing the property. However, they did not respond.

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