LAS CRUCES — The city has formally approved a master plan for the future development and expansion of the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope.
The plan, which defines an ''ultimate buildout'' for the city-owned property at 999 West Amador Avenue, was approved unanimously at the Las Cruces City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 15.
The city contracted with the Las Cruces-based Huitt-Zollars, Inc. to create the draft plan alongside Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. and Real Estate Advisors. Along with the master plan, an evaluation of the Community of Hope campus' facilities and recommendations for its management structure were done.
The groups recommended a conceptual site plan, amendments to leases and subleases, an improved maintenance request process, full-time dedicated maintenance staff and new infrastructure and facilities. An assessment conducted by the planning team revealed the Community of Hope campus is badly in need of “major renovations” and capital improvements.