NEWS AND UPDATES
On February 8th in the late hours of the night, the Santa Fe Governing Body approved Homewise’s plan to build 161 units of housing at Los Prados, 50% of which will meet the city’s affordability standards. It’s a huge win, and we are deeply grateful to all of the residents who raised their voices for affordable housing.
What’s next? We’re excited to continue engaging Santa Feans in the visioning of a six acre public park. Please join us for a design workshop at the Southside Library on May 13th from 1PM-5PM. We’ll have food, translation services, and childcare.
We’re also doubling down on our efforts to build a pro-affordable housing coalition and change the narrative about how smart development can support an affordable, sustainable, and livable Santa Fe. On May 15th, we launch the “Livability in the Land of Enchantment” series with a public talk from Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted and Poverty by America. You can learn more about the series here.
South Meadows Property Closes in Preparation for Construction of Affordable Homes and Public Park
September 23, 2022
“Los Prados” community will bring approximately 161 new affordable homes and an active park to South Meadows
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Homewise announced the closure of the South Meadows property for public use to prepare for construction of Los Prados, a new community of affordable homes and an active park. Earlier this year, on April 29, Homewise closed on the purchase of 22 acres of land at South Meadows with the intention to build Los Prados.
At Los Prados, Homewise will build approximately 161 new homes, all of which will be affordable to Santa Fe’s workforce. Half of the new homes will meet the City’s affordability standard, which is two and half times what the city requires.
Homewise will also develop a six acre active, family-friendly park that may include play equipment, ball fields, picnic areas, and walking paths. Homewise has retained the services of a professional park design firm which will solicit community input on the park design and develop a master plan for the park. Those interested in participating in the design process should contact Isaac Hammond-Paul at email@example.com.
While construction is underway, Homewise must close the South Meadows property to public use, both to reduce the risk of anyone being injured and to satisfy liability insurance requirements. Homewise will keep the community informed of progress on the park and look forward to when this amenity can be enjoyed by the surrounding neighborhoods and all Santa Feans.