The Los Alamos County Council continued a debate about the best use of economic development funds at last week’s work session. The discussion was tabled at the Nov. 22 work session when it ran up against the hard stop time for Friday afternoon meetings.
Much of the discussion centered on potential road construction/infrastructure projects in areas ripe for development. Those are:
• Creating a loop road in the Entrada Business Park.
• Developing roadway and infrastructure from the 20th Street intersection for access to lands south of Trinity Drive.
• Providing infrastructure for the DP Road area to expand commercial and semi-industrial use.
• Redesigning Deacon Street for increased public parking and special events.
“These are projects that could help spur investment in those areas,” said Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher. “Each one of those areas has potential, in one way or another.”
The Entrada Loop would provide better access, including for public transit, and could spur development of the three remaining lots. Fisher also informed council that the New Mexico Consortium is looking to expand.