A second Discount Tire store may be coming to Rio Rancho. The city has one store off Unser Boulevard. (Gregory Hasman/Observer)

Another Discount Tire may be coming to Rio Rancho. 

The Rio Rancho Planning and Zoning Board recommended a site plan request Tuesday evening to build the tire shop in the city.  

The proposed 1.83-acre site is at 4450 Jager Drive in Enchanted Hills.  

It is tentatively scheduled to open in April 2024.

It’s the perfect location, Genuine Article Public Relations Manager Mary-Ward Freydberg told the Observer.

Discount Tire is looking to build another store in the city to meet the high demand for its services, she added.

The company’s only Rio Rancho store is at 1051 Unser Blvd. NE.

Freydberg said the company may hire 10-15 combined full-time and part-time jobs, though that number could increase depending on demand.

Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Fred Radosevich quipped that if the site plan is approved by the Rio Rancho Governing Body and the company proceeds with its plans to build the second Discount Tire, he would not have to drive to Unser Boulevard any more to get his tires rotated. 

If the site plan request is approved by the city, the company will apply for a building permit, Tierra West engineer Vincent Carrica said.

Construction could begin sometime during the last quarter of 2022, he said.