Rio Tesuque Community Plan Tesuque , New Mexico
The village of Tesuque was
the first community in
Santa Fe County to have its own land use plan
approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
This four-year effort was achieved by working closely
with the Tesuque Land Trust, the citizens of the
Traditional Historic Community of Tesuque and the
County Planning staff.
Funding was provided by an innovative grant from the
National Endowment for the Arts, several local
foundations and private donations.
The Tesuque community consists of about 1,500
persons and is set in a clearly defined, five square
mile area along the Rio Tesuque. The river valley at
the base of the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo
mountains gives Tesuque its unique bio regional
characteristics. In creating the locally based land use
plan, a strong alliance was formed with Las Tres
Villas, a neighborhood association including Tesuque
and the adjoining valley communities, Chupadero and
Rio en Medio. more...