County commissioners turn down Ranchos dollar store

5-0 vote overturns planning commission ruling; developer promises appeal in court

By Cody Hooks
chooks@taosnews.com
Posted 12/11/18

In a marathon meeting of the Taos County Commission Monday (Dec. 10), the five elected officials unanimously voted to deny a permit application to build a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de …

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County commissioners turn down Ranchos dollar store

5-0 vote overturns planning commission ruling; developer promises appeal in court

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In a marathon meeting of the Taos County Commission Monday (Dec. 10), the five elected officials unanimously voted to deny a permit application to build a Family Dollar store in Ranchos de Taos.   

The dollar store, which would have been the fourth within a 2-mile radius on Paseo del Pueblo Sur, was OKed by the planning commission. The Ranchos de Taos Neighborhood Association appealed that ruling.

The neighbors argued that already bad traffic would be made worse by the addition of a dollar store.  

The developer, Derrick Merchant of 7B Building and Development, a Texas-based company, said his company will appeal the decision in district court.  

For more on this story, see the Dec. 13 edition of The Taos News. 

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