County to mull support of $1B ghost town project

Posted at: 01/06/2013 11:48 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Dona Ana County Commission is scheduled Tuesday to consider a proposal supporting a private firm's plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Pegasus Global Holdings picked a location south of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces in early December for the site of its project.

The project would be located mainly in Luna County, but a private access road could be in located in Dona Ana County.

The project's plans called for an uninhabited replica of a mid-size American city to help researchers test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets.

Last year, the firm had selected Hobbs for the project, but walked away citing problems with a land deal.

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