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Real estate investors plan new subdivision just north of Roswell

Lisa Dunlap Photo Local real estate investors want county approval of their plans to divide up a former estate just north of the Roswell city limits so that a subdivision can be created.

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A local real estate investment partnership plans to ask Chaves County commissioners to approve its plans to create a new subdivision on Aspen Avenue just north of the Roswell city limits.

JMCG LLC, a partnership that includes local orthodontist Dr. Michael Taylor, already has the approval of its final plat for the Aspen Estates Subdivision from the Roswell City Council and the Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Zoning Commission. Now its application for approval of subdivision plat is scheduled to be considered by commissioners during their 9 a.m. Thursday meeting at the Chaves County Administrative Center.

The ETZ was involved because the parcel is in the county but also lies within two miles of the city limits, making it subject to ETZ ordinances. The ETZ agreed to a variance allowing lots less than 5 acres because city water will be available to the property.

Craig Waide, also listed on New Mexico Secretary of State records as a member of the JMCG partnership, said that the plans are to divide the 10.5 acres of what used to be known as the McKay Estate into six lots for single-family homes.

Waide said that lot sales probably will begin in about six months after work is finished to prepare the lots for development. That work includes the installation of city water lines, upgrading of the private paved street on the estate to serve all the new lots and filling in land where a house once stood, he said.

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Waide referred other questions to Taylor, who did not return a voicemail message by press time.

County Planning and Zoning employees are recommending approval of the plat, indicating that the lots of 1.5 acre or 1.9 acre would be similar to what already exists in the area, which is just north of 27th Street and between West Country Club and West Mescalero roads. The surrounding subdivisions have lots of about an acre each.

In earlier ETZ and city Planning and Zoning meetings, members of those groups wanted to ensure that mobile homes and recreational vehicles will not be allowed on the lots, which they were told is not allowed by property restrictions

Also, in answer to questions, City Engineer Louis Najar said that developers will pay for the installation city water line and smart meters but that the city will maintain the line after it is in place. The city also will have the option of selling water to other customers from the line. He said that the cost of meters and water is twice the usual cost because the land is outside the city limits.

Each lot also will be required to have irrigation systems and septic tanks, and the subdivision will use the water rights attached to the property to maintain the on-site pecan orchard.

Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 351, or at reporter02@rdrnews.com.


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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.