SW Corner of the Relief Route Intersection with Hwy 54/70

Potential Uses

Restaurant - Fast Food/Dining/Brewing, Entertainment, Retail - Freestanding, Retail - Convenience Store, Retail - Grocery Store/Supermarket, Retail - Strip Mall/Shopping Center, Automobile Dealership, Automotive Services, Hospitality - Hotel/Motel, Bank/Financial Institution, Offices, Pharmacy, Church/Worship, Government, Self Storage, Office Warehouse, Industrial/Manufacturing/Warehousing, Construction

Property Description

3501, 3551 & 3601 N. White Sands Boulevard (forming the southwest corner of the intersection of N. White Sands Boulevard and the Alamogordo Relief Route), being lots 1A, 2A and 3A in Market Place 2 Subdivision to the City of Alamogordo, Otero County, NM.

Size of Property: 30.375 acres total, comprising the following: Lot 1A (corner property) 14.656 acres. Lot 2A 7.859 acres. Lot 3A 7.860 acres.

Undeveloped Land forming the southwest corner of the signalized intersection of US Highways 54, 70, 82 and the Alamogordo Relief Route. Highway 54 extends south 90 miles to the international sister-cities of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, and it extends northeast over 1000 miles, through Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, and into Illinois. Highway 82 extends over 1600 miles east, from Alamogordo to Georgia’s Atlantic coast. US Highway 70 extends west 300 miles into central Arizona, and Highway 70 extends east 2000 miles to eastern North Carolina. This corner location forms the entrance into Alamogordo for traffic from the mountain resort areas of Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, NM, which attracts tremendous tourist traffic with summer and winter outdoor recreational activities, beginner to world-class snow skiing, horse racing at Ruidoso Downs and gambling at the Inn of the Mountain Gods on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Highway 54 brings semi-truck traffic through the area en-route to the El Paso-Juarez International Border Crossing.

McDonalds recently opened a second location in Alamogordo, immediately across Highway 54-70. It has proved very successful.

Property Size

Size of Property: 30.375 acres total, comprising the following: Lot 1A (corner property) 14.656 acres. Lot 2A 7.859 acres. Lot 3A 7.860 acres.


City utilities are installed along White Sands Boulevard near the southeast corner of this property. A City sewer main is also installed in Market Place Drive, near the south boundary of this property (see plat), and a City water main extends through the property, north to the Relief Route.


C-3 Commercial

Access & Easements

This property has two accesses. The larger access is along its frontage on White Sands Boulevard. A secondary access is Marketplace Drive, which extends south from this property, directly to Scenic Drive, which extends west, across the Union Pacific railroad tracks, to intersect with Mesa Verde Ranch Road and the Alamogordo Relief Route.

A 50-foot electric line easement crosses this property, as shown on the subdivision plat map attached. The area within this electric easement can be used for parking and non-building uses. A City water and sewer easement crosses this property and extends to the Alamogordo Relief Route. A 20-foot wide utility easement exists along the highway frontage of this property. This property has a drainage flow path that crosses the property diagonally and carries rainwater to the drainage flow path paralleling the Union Pacific railroad tracks. New Mexico law requires the entrance and exit points of drainage flow paths crossing private property to remain the same. However, the alignment of the drainage flow path within that private property can be relocated for convenience, as long as the flow is not inhibited.

Flood Zone

All of this property is in Flood Zone X, except the flow path of the drainage-way, which is designated Flood Zone A.


Neighbors in this area include Alamogordo’s newest McDonalds restaurant, immediately across White Sands Blvd, 84 Lumber Company, Desert Sun Toyota, Lowes Home Improvement Center, Home Depot and Sonic Drive In Restaurant. The White Sands Mall, Alamogordo’s only shopping mall, is located 3/8th of a mile south.

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