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Courtesy Photo Residents giving input at a public comment session in Questa

Contribute to Village of Questa’s Comprehensive Plan

The Village of Questa’s Comprehensive Plan is being established to create a vision and framework for its implementation. The executive leaders of the Village are “working with Village staff, community members, businesses, and leaders to understand what Questa is today and what you hope it will become in the future,” according to a press release sent by the Village.

The Village wants to ensure residents know they can have a voice in shaping the future of the Village and so are encouraging the community to help them understand issues, allowing the Village to then create opportunities to achieve future goals.

The release goes on to describe the Comprehensive Plan, which will provide an assessment of Questa’s current condition, providing a baseline understanding of the community’s history and how it grew to be what it is today.

Next, it documents what residents and community leaders in the Village want for the future. Lastly, and most importantly, it details how the Village can take steps to realize that future. This action plan should be a guide for current and future decision-making among Village leaders and residents who help to carry out this work.

The Plan will look at the following elements to try to understand the community’s needs and opportunities:

  • Natural resources
  • Land use
  • Economic development
  • Housing
  • Community services and facilities
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • Hazard mitigation

Another important aspect of the Comprehensive Plan is identifying needs that support the Village’s capital funding (Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan) requests for the state of New Mexico. This will provide critical support and consensus for the Village’s priority projects and programs that will require investment in the coming years.

The actions identified in the Plan may also provide direction for updated policies or ordinances that the Village needs to make for the future. Finally, this document will make the Village’s future grant applications more competitive.

The Village of Questa is in the beginning of the planning process and they would love to hear from you! They will be at the Questa Farmers’ Market on May 26 and at the Healing Fields community event later in the afternoon that same day. They welcome you to stop by, say hello, and share your ideas! If you have any questions and would like to reach out by email you can email Dani at dwilson@sites-sw.com.