Rio Rancho City Hall

Rio Rancho Governing Body members are scheduled to consider land-use matters during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Brew Lab 101 is set to present a site plan for the back-patio seating area opened during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic because of capacity restrictions in state public-health orders, according to city meeting information. Owners have converted the temporary space into a permanent one.

“Due to the creation of the new permanent patio space, the site plan for the building needs to be re-evaluated by the governing body to ensure adequate parking and fire access, among other things,” according to the informational document.

Development Services Department staff members recommend approval of the plan.

Also on the agenda is consideration of rezoning a parcel of land just northwest of the intersection of Paseo del Volcan and Westphalia Boulevard from mixed use to retail commercial use. The State Land Office owns the 9.3-acre parcel, which is between Cleveland High School and another vacant retail tract of land that the state has considered selling for commercial use.

The Rio Rancho Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously Jan. 11 to recommend approval.

Thirdly, governing body members are set to vote on a site plan for an RV storage facility near the southwest corner of Rockaway Boulevard and NM 528. According to city information, outdoor storage is allowed under the 10½-acre area’s special-use zoning.

Kimberly Horn, agent for Macritchie Storage Ventures owner Ben Lokhorst, wrote in a letter to the city that the storage facility would have 405 covered RV parking spaces, with the primary entrance from Rockaway and secondary entrance from the west side of the site.

The consent agenda includes a vote on a budget adjustment for replacing the roof of Esther Bone Memorial Library. Governing body members vote on the consent agenda without discussion, but they can ask for an item on the consent agenda to be removed and discussed as a separate matter.

The public can attend the meeting in person at City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle; via Zoom or phone; watch the live stream; or submit written comments in advance by email to [email protected]. For Zoom, phone and livestream information, visit and click on “Agenda” in the meeting listing.