Coyote Flats RV Park is pictured July 29.(Photo credit: Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus)

Carlsbad, N.M., is getting a new RV park to meet the continued high demand for housing throughout the city, according to a report by Adrian Hedden for the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

Coyote Flats on Mescalero Street was announced to be open for business in August offering 335 spaces for RVs.

The park will offer hard-wired internet spaces along with laundry and shower facilities, intended to meet the needs of temporary residents, per a news release from the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD).

“Exterior wireless internet at other parks does not function well to penetrate the RV metal exteriors. We believe we have solved that challenge by investing in hard-wired service for the whole park,” said Mark Mervine, park manager. “We seek to be a strategic partner to the retail community given our RV community size and guests with resources to spend liberally for convenience.”

CDOD Local Development Coordinator Sidney Woods said the park and several other ongoing housing projects in Carlsbad will continue to expand on the available housing in the city. She said apartments in Carlsbad are at least 90% occupancy and that the recent decline in oil and gas activities due to economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic had only a mild impact on the city’s housing needs.

“It hasn’t been a huge drop with apartments,” Woods said. “A lot of them have faced issues with COVID, but there hasn’t been a huge drop.”

See the Current-Argus report here.