City of Las Cruces Mountains of Opportunity

Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda

The following agenda will be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, at a public hearing held on February 25, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico.


Call to Order


Conflict of Interest


Approval of Minutes


January 28, 2020






Public Participation


Consent Agenda


Case 19ZO0500147

A request for a zone change from C-2 (Commercial Medium Intensity) to C-3 (Commercial High Intensity) on multiple properties that exceed the maximum allowed lot size of 1 acre in the C-2 zone. The proposed zone change would allow for the existing developed properties to come into compliance with the 2001 Zoning Code, as amended. The affected properties are all located in Council District 4 and are addressed as follows:
  • 555 Utah Avenue, Account ID Number R0220075;
  • 1009 El Paseo Road, Account ID Number R0207426;
  • 1030 El Paseo Road, Account ID Number R0207419;
  • 1025 El Paseo, Account ID Numbers R0207451 and R0207440;
  • 523 Idaho Avenue, Account ID Numbers R0220086 and R0207493; and
  • 715 Idaho Avenue, Account ID Number R0207522.    

Old Business




New Business


Case 19CS0500146

An appeal of an administrative denial on an alternate summary subdivision known as Mesilla Valley Mall Subdivision Replat No. 5 for one existing lot and one tract encompassing 3.29 ± acres, zoned C-3 (Commercial High Intensity) and located 510 and 550 S. Telshor Blvd.  Staff determined that no legal access for Lot 3A has been demonstrated, resulting in denial of the subdivision. Submitted by Souder, Miller, and Associates, on behalf of PDG Prestige Inc., property owner.  Council District 3.

Case 19VO0500143

A variance application by Dennis and Becky Smith, property owners, to exceed the permitted number of single-family dwelling units by 1, resulting in 2 single-family dwelling units on a parcel encompassing 10 + acres and zoned R-1aC (Single-Family Medium Density- Conditional) and located at 5401 Longview Lane.  Council District 5.

Commission Commentary


Staff Announcements



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Posted: 2/11/2020