This rendering shows how the proposed Quality of Life Center in Enchanted Hills might look. Courtesy rendering.

Mayor Gregg Hull and District 3 City Councilor Bob Tyler are sponsoring resolutions to create of a new city Quality of Life Center in the Enchanted Hills area.
The existing property would be divided and used for a new branch library and a multi-purpose space for youth and adult recreation programs, community meetings, remote animal adoptions, voting, public-safety outreach and a community art gallery/performing arts space, among other uses.
“Years ago, when I lived in Enchanted Hills, it was apparent then that the area was under-served, and the distance to library and recreational opportunities was simply too far away,” Hull said. “I am excited that the city’s strong financial position and property availability in a desirable location have come together at the right time.  This investment in quality of life amenities will help Rio Rancho remain a nationally recognized best place to live, and will undoubtedly be enjoyed by residents.”
Two resolutions, which are scheduled to be considered by the mayor and city council at their virtual regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, authorize the purchase of commercial property in the Plaza @ Enchanted Hills, and the allocation of $3 million to acquire, remodel, furnish and equip the 11,000-square-foot space.
Presuming the transaction is approved and closes, the city would take possession of the space around June 27. The city estimates having the Quality of Life Center operational by the first quarter of 2022.
It has been 13 years since the city added a new quality-of-life facility, such as a public pool, library or recreation center.
Residents can submit written comment via email to clerk@rrnm.gov or fax to 994-2557 through 4:30 p.m. Thursday. They can give input during the meeting via Zoom, with the information in the agenda at rrnm.gov/2303/Watch-and-Download-City-Meetings.

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