The City of Las Cruces will start cleaning up a vacant lot that will eventually help boost the Las Cruces economy.
What is commonly known as the “Lohman landfill” will be renovated by the city in the upcoming weeks.
Las Cruces City Manager Stuart Ed tells KTSM that the City of Las Cruces recently purchased the more than 100 acres of land from the City of Albuquerque. Ed says the landfill has been vacant for years.
“It’s a critical location for economic development. It’s in a very vibrant location and so now we’re going to put that into good practical use,” Ed said.
After the property is cleaned up, the City will set a master plan that will decide what commercial businesses will be built.
Meagan Guerra, the manager at Sports Clips off of Lohman Ave., tells KTSM she is excited to see what the new growth will do for not only her business, but the city as a whole.
“I’ve been here since opening back in 2012, there wasn’t a lot of any development back in that day. So it was slow, business was slow,” said Guerra.
There is no set time frame yet for how long the project will tak to complete.