Volcano-Oriented Development

The Albuquerque City Council and staff are drafting plans for Volcano Heights, Volcano Cliffs and Volcano Trails, three sites bordering Petroglyph National Monument. A simmering debate over open space conservation seems cooled by public process.
August 4, 2010, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Dave Heil, president of the Volcano Cliffs Property Owners Association, fought the original plan but feels like the city is listening now:

From the Albuquerque Journal: "Last time around property owners were not involved in the process," Heil said, "This time they've (city planners) been meeting with us (his organization) every two or three weeks for the past two months."

Here's a bit of history on the volcanoes from the City of Albuquerque's website:

"On the horizon of the West Mesa stand the remnants of five cinder cone volcanoes. Formed over 100,000 years ago, the volcanoes were the dynamic finale to a series of fissure eruptions that coated the surrounding landscape in a basalt caprock."

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2010 in Albuquerque Journal
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