Northeast El Paso has some of the prettiest mountain views in the city. Some of those views may be in jeopardy though.

Northeast residents were out in force at a recent meeting of El Paso's Open Space Advisory Committee to protest a new development plan that would see approximately 319 new homes being built on 175 acres west of Magnetic Street. Residents feel that all that construction could cause, among other things, flooding issues, ruin scenic views and upset desert ecosystems and animal habitats.

It seems, at the moment, that nothing can be done legally to stop the developers although the City or state could buy the land to preserve it. Northeast Representative Carl Robinson and State Representative Joe Moody say they are looking into different options.

I hope they find a way to block this plan. I lived in that area years ago and it's beautiful just the way it is. What do you think?