Balloon landing sites to be considered at Monday city council

Politics - Government

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque City Council is expected to accept the recommendations of the Balloon Landing Task Force Monday evening. The final report lays out options for potential landing sites.


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Options include buying property for landing balloons. One of the biggest properties being considered is a 91-acre plot on the southwest corner of Osuna near the North Diversion Channel – they could also buy several smaller properties.

Another option is improving parking lots where balloons can land which includes installing shorter light poles to avoid collisions. A fourth and cheaper option is expanding the X Marks the Spot program, which involves property owners putting an X on their property, allowing balloonists to land there.

The report says any combination of these can also be considered.

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