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Council delays decision on Hyde Park project to Sept. 26 in marathon meeting

September 1, 2018

The Santa Fe City Council voted 6-3 early Thursday to postpone consideration of a contentious proposal to build 49 homes on 40.5 acres of steep and rugged terrain on Hyde Park Road.

As part of the motion, the governing body encouraged the developer and the group that filed the appeal to discuss resolving the appeal on their own.

Councilors JoAnne Vigil Coppler, Mike Harris and Peter Ives voted against the postponement.

“Kicking the can down the road is not going to change anything,” Vigil Coppler said.

The Santa Fe Planning Commission had unanimously recommended approving a preliminary subdivision plat for the proposed project on the north side of Hyde Park Road.

The council meeting lasted nearly eight hours. About four dozen speakers let their feelings be known.

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