City Grill

Larry NicholsLarry Nichols
Community Development Director
City of Las Cruces, N.M.

Las Cruces’ new strategic business plan is encouraging growth, which is reflected in more residential and commercial projects, Nichols says.

“This year, we’re on track to add 550 new homes,” he says, adding that for May, permitting valuations totaled roughly $25 million. Nichols also says Mountain View Hospital is being expanded, and there are plans for a 53-acre, mixed-use development and 24-bed hospital next to the site of the former Las Cruces Country Club.

Firm in Focus

Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants
201 N. Church St., Ste. 300, Las Cruces, N.M.
CEO: Edward Martinez
Founded: 2000
What’s New: The firm is providing civil engineering services for the first phase of the $35-million, 52,000-sq-ft Las Cruces Regional Medical Center at Park Ridge.