Los Duranes Sector Plan Update

Councilor Debbie O’Malley is pleased to announce the community-driven update of the Los Duranes Sector Development Plan.

Read the Adopted Plan

The purpose of the plan is to provide for growth while maintaining and respecting the existing rural character of the community and the agricultural traditions and settlement patterns that could otherwise be lost due to new development and urbanization. Download a copy of the adopted plan.

History of the Planning Effort

The draft Los Duranes sector development plan was scheduled to be heard by City Council on Monday April 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Basement, City Hall.

On July 7, 2011 the Environmental Planning Commission forwarded a Recommendation of Approval to the City Council for the Los Duranes Sector Development Plan.  Please see the EPC Notice of Decision. The Red Line August 2011 Draft reflects the changes recommended by the EPC.

The plan was introduced at City Council on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 and heard by the Land Use, Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee of the City Council on September 14, 2011, November 30, 2011,  January 11, 2012 and March 14, 2012.  At the March hearing, LUPZ voted to send the Plan to full Council without recommendation The following memo, prepared by Council Staff for LUPZ’s consideration, will be part of the packet provided to the full Council:

Memo to LUPZ dated February 15, 2012

For more information:

Planning contactCarol Toffaleti, Senior Planner, at tel. 924-3345, or go to the Planning website.

City Council contact: Kelly Sanchez at 768-3159.

The Los Duranes SDP is a joint City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County plan.  For information on the County review and approval process:

Bernalillo County contact: Catherine VerEecke at 314-0350 or [email protected] or go to http://www.bernco.gov/Los-Duranes/

A draft version is available of the vision and goals statements plan that was compiled from the February 2009 Workshop. The worshop document reflects vision and goal statements developed from identified issues and opportunities discussed by members of Los Duranes community, as well as, additional background information.

Interested residents can also look at a Review Draft of the Los Duranes Sector Plan.  This draft is a result of the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County working with Los Druranes residents, community organizations, and local businesses.  Further neighborhood meetings are planned to make the final Los Duranes Sector Plan Update even better.


The City of Albuquerque encourages residents and interested citizens to attend the neighborhood and community meetings.  Meetings are a chance for residents to introduce viewpoints and ideas that will improve the Los Duranes Sector Plan and benefit the entire community.  The City of Albuquerque looks forward to receiving your input on the plan update.  Contact Information is available for those who cannot attend the meetings to provide input and feedback.

Time Location Flyer Details
Saturday May 22nd @ 10:00 a.m. Los Duranes Community Center Invitation Flyer


The goals of the planning effort are to:

  • Maintain the rural character of the neighborhood.
  • Preserve and maintain the irrigated agricultural lands and acequias that still serve the area.
  • Protect the narrow roadways and traditional neighborhood street patterns.
  • Preserve access and connections to the Rio Grande.
  • Maintain and respect the ownership and traditional land uses of the older families.
  • Create guidelines and standards for new development that are in harmony with the neighborhood character.
  • Achieve a level of neighborhood ownership and excitement on the Los Duranes Sector Development Plan.
  • Produce a plan that is community driven.

The community selected and the City hired Community by Design, a planning firm based in Taos, to help meet the goals of the planning process. The consultant, city staff and neighborhood representatives have had several planning meetings and on November 24, 2008 they took a bike tour of the Los Duranes community.

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