A teen center in Santa Fe could finally be on the horizon. Mayor Alan Wevver has earmarked $1 million for the project in his proposed city budget, matching $1.1 million from the state according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The first of its kind center for the city would be built in the Tierra Contenta Subdivision on the south side of Santa Fe. City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez has been pushing the idea since the mid-1990s and was quoted saying “better late than never” to the paper.
Webber’s city budget still needs final approval before the teen center moves forward. The project is planned to be built across from the Southside Branch Library.
At this time, no city councilors have objected to the teen center. Previous discussions have brought up concerns about how the city will pay for the center’s ongoing maintenance and operations.