Over the last several years, Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull said that more than 30 major road projects have been completed in the city.
And 80 miles of neighborhood streets have been improved, he said in his 2022 State of the City Report.
Upcoming, will be 20 miles of crack patching and sealing, he said. And roads to see work include Riverside Drive, Pine Tree Road in front of the U.S. Post Office and King Blvd., while 19th St. will “see major reconstruction work and utility work.”
Hull also talked about The Hub — a major city project underway in Plaza @ Enchanted Hills. Last week, construction was underway and framing was going up inside for walls. The Hub, he said, “will serve as a public recreation space with two indoor sports courts and a branch library.”
It opens in early 2023.
On the public safety side, vehicles continue to be added to the fleet, he said. And the dormant fire station in Mariposa is in “the process of refurbishing, equipping and opening.”
The city has added new public safety positions and inked a new collective bargaining agreement for police and emergency dispatchers that “provides substantial pay increases.”
“This will help retain public safety personnel while also attracting new applicants,” Hull said.
The RR building boom, he said, continues. In 2021, there were 1,054 new single-family home permits issued, the highest since 2007.
And the growth is likely to continue as The Village at Rio Rancho — a 65-acre mixed-used development near Presbyterian Rust Medical Center at the Unser Gateway — sprouts with an upscale Albertsons Market Street, the second one in the state, that is expected to open in 2023.
Here is a link to the video. www.rrnm.gov/sotc