Building Santa Fe

Lessons from a land grab?

If any new housing occurs on pueblo lands for the benefit of non-pueblo members, it will happen with a complete flip of power from what prevailed 50 years ago at Cochiti Lake.

Newer neighborhoods on Santa Fe’s south and west sides are most likely to be prevented from building small long-term rental casitas on their properties because of narrow, winding streets with hardly any on-street parking.

Everything in the building code world changed with the development and introduction of the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code, which addressed a subject fraught with political controversy.

The consequence of hotter and drier weather is that snow evaporates before it melts. Less snow melting to water, because it evaporates to air, means less river flow and less aquifer recharge, which is everything we depend upon.