Anthony, New Mexico is in a rapidly growing part of southern Dona Ana County within the El Paso, Texas metro area. Incorporated in 2010, Anthony leaders needed help directing the future of this new city. Sites Southwest created a Comprehensive Master Plan that holistically evaluates key issues facing the community.
Just under half of Dona Ana County’s population resides in the incorporated communities of Las Cruces and Mesilla. Over half of the population lives in smaller towns, villages and unincorporated communities along the Rio Grande Valley. Many of those communities are designated colonias with significant needs for basic infrastructure and affordable housing.
The Greater Carlsbad Comprehensive Plan – Strategy 2020 identified a number of housing issues and established goals and objectives for providing quality residential environments. That was an initial step toward addressing the housing issue. Sites Southwest’s Housing Analysis and Strategic Plan provided another step.