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Stephanie Garcia Richard, Commissioner of Public Lands

State of New Mexico


April 21, 2021           


Angie Poss, Assistant Commissioner of Communications


State Land Office Seeks Public Comment and  Participation in Virtual Public Meeting for Proposed Cell Tower in West Albuquerque

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico State Land Office is seeking feedback from the public and area residents regarding an application received by the agency from Gravity Pad Partners LLC., for construction of a new cell tower on state trust land.

Business and commercial entities are able to submit applications to the State Land Office for consideration of development proposals on available state trust land. The application in question seeks to build a 100-foot tower on the parcel of state trust land directly west of Tierra Antigua Elementary School on Albuquerque’s West Side.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to review the application details and maps, submit online public comment, and view the details of the virtual public meeting at

Public Meeting Details

Who: Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, staff from the New Mexico State Land Office, representatives from Gravity Pad Partners LLC, and members of the public who desire to give feedback

What: Public meeting to hear from residents of Albuquerque’s West Side about a proposed cell tower on state trust land near Tierra Antigua Elementary School

When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MST).

Where: Zoom Webinar – link and call in information available here.

Under the leadership of Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, the New Mexico State Land Office has seen back-to-back years of revenue over $1 billion. Over 13 million acres of state trust land are leased for a variety of uses, including ranching and farming, renewable energy, business development, mineral development, and outdoor recreation. The money earned from leasing activity supports 22 beneficiaries – New Mexico public schools, seven universities and colleges, the School for the Deaf, the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, three hospitals, water and land conservation projects, and public building construction and repair.