Tierra Contenta: A Planned Community, 25 Years in the Making

The Tierra Contenta Corporation is an independent community development 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1994 for the sole purpose of owning, planning, and managing a major portion of the Tierra Contenta planned development. 

In the past 25 years, more than 2,300 homes have been built in Tierra Contenta, located at the southwest corner of Santa Fe. 


Tierra Contenta Corporation is responsible for implementing a master plan that was approved by the City of Santa Fe in 1994. It is also responsible for administering design standards for all new construction, and assisting land buyers in obtaining subdivision plat and development plan approvals for each phase of the development. 

In accordance with the original Master Plan, at least 40% of the dwelling units in Tierra Contenta have to be affordable to homebuyers and renters with household incomes at or below 80 percent of the Santa Fe area median income. 

Board of Directors
Tierra Contenta Corporation is a subsidiary of the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust, with its own Board of Directors. Its board members are:

  • Jack Hiatt, President
  • Alan Baer, Vice President
  • Alexandra Ladd
  • Wayne Miller
  • Rosemarie Gonzales-Nielson
  • Justin Robison

For more information about Tierra Contenta, contact Justin Robison, Executive Director of the Housing Trust .