Council discusses Rendija Master Plan

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By Jennifer Garcia

Los Alamos residents looking for recreational space may one day find it in Rendija Canyon.

During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Community Development Director Rick Bohn gave councilors a presentation regarding the Rendija Canyon Master Plan.

A portion of the canyon containing approximately 884 acres, excluding an area currently known as the Sportsmen’s Club and the Poor Man’s Shooting Range, is scheduled to be transferred from the Department of Energy to the county, possibly in September but no later than 2012.

“Our recommendation is that the land transfer be accepted and that it be used for open space,” Bohn said, pointing out that this is a rare opportunity for the county to control and own a valuable resource.

Though the recommendation has been made to use the area for open space, County Vice Chair Mike Wismer was concerned with wording contained in the master plan. The wording in question relates to the housing that had been planned for development in Rendija Canyon in 1987.

“I would suggest all references to housing and development be taken out,” Wismer said. He went on to say the canyon should be open space for recreational use.

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