Preserve the Trail

In the matter of the Amma Center of New Mexico and Stephen and Cathryn Schmidt's application to Santa Fe County: We, the undersigned are opposed to Santa Fe County approval of the community service facility master plan/development plan for a new structure (approximately 16,000 sq ft) at 48 Stone Cabin Road, off the Old Santa Fe Trail, near the traditional community of Cañada de los Alamos. As concerned Santa Feans, New Mexicans and other concerned citizens, we foresee the following adverse consequences: 

(1) A significant increase in the potential for forest fire. The proposed intensive use of this convention-sized building could quadruple the amount of people to the existing population. A forest fire in this area could quickly spread across thousands of acres, much of it populated.

(2) A radical change to this mountainous, rural, historical, multigenerational community, which would be distinctly out of character.

(3) A substantial increase in noise and traffic congestion. This traffic congestion would clog the only existing, established, fire entrance and exit route available to emergency vehicles and residents.

(4) A long-term, negative impact on the quality and quantity of the already strained local water supply.


Preserve the Trail Association



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    Nedra Difilippo, United States

    2 years ago City, State: santa fe nm
    Comments: I appreciate the religious works of this organization but i also chose to buy property and to build a house in a place that sustains the land and fragile eco environment concerning water and fire. this project would challenge the already strained resources of plants, trees, wildlife and humans. stop this project.
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    Karen Frank, United States

    2 years ago City, State: Santa Fe
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    Anne La Lopa, United States

    2 years ago City, State: Albuquerque, NM
    Comments: With only 1 road leading in and out...the disaster that would incur if there was a fire in the area would lead to disasterous results.
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