RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Picture, if you can, a multi-story apartment complex in Rio Rancho.
Say it has over 350 dwelling units — like the mixed-income apartments that loom over my back yard in Enchanted Hills. Now imagine a laundromat abutting the apartments.
It provides self-service washers and dryers for the families living nearby. It also serves as a social gathering spot for neighbors waiting for their household linens to launder and dry.