In 2007, as a response to constituents’ concerns that North Valley character is being developed over, Councilor O’Malley initiated a project to study the impacts of recent residential development trends.
North Valley Neighborhood Meetings
Meetings with North Valley neighborhood associations are scheduled so that community members can review the proposed provisions and give feedback. Home owners are encouraged to attend the meetings for the neighborhoods scheduled through late August and September to voice their opinions and provide feedback and ideas. The EPC and Council Hearings later will also provide a venue to voice concerns and modify the proposed Overlay Zone.
Neighborhoods and individuals are invited to attend any of these meetings. If you are interested in the North Valley Overlay, but unable to attend the meeting scheduled for your neighborhood, feel free to participate in any of the other meetings. All Meeting Times are 5:30 - 8:30.
|Neighborhood or Home Owner Association||Location||Date|
|Monkbridge and Greater Gardner||Los Griegos Community Center||August 30, 2010|
|Los Alamos, Lee Acres, Spanish Walk, South Guadalupe, and Los Poblanos||Los Griegos Community Center
|Los Griegos and Rio Grande Boulevard||Los Griegos Community Center||September 14, 2010|
|Near North Valley, Strong Hurst, and Matthew Meadows||North Valley Senior Center
||September 23, 2010|
|Los Duranes, Thomas Village, and Alvarado||Los Duranes Community Center
||September 28, 2010|
Thank you for your participation and feedback for the North Valley Overlay.
In 2007, as a response to constituents’ concerns that North Valley character is being developed over, Councilor O’Malley initiated a project to study the impacts of recent residential development trends. The study addresses methods to retain North Valley character through various techniques included in a proposed design overlay zone. Initial work culminated in a large public meeting at the North Valley Senior Center in July 2008.
Councilor O’Malley, members of a volunteer steering committee, City Council Services and ARC planning consultants worked to address methods to retain what remains of North Valley character in light of the goals stated in both the North Valley Area Plan and in sector plans for subareas of the North Valley.
Community members can view the Draft North Valley Overlay Zone and Character Study. A summary of the organization and objectives is below for navigation and information purposes.
|Table of Contents and Summary of Objectives for the North Valley Overlay Zone and Character Study|
|Chapter 1||Character Study - Background and Rationale for the North Valley Overlay Zone|
|North Valley Design Overlay Zone|
|Chapter 2||Design Guidelines|
|Narrower Residential Streets|
|Chapter 3||Design Standards in RA-2 and R-1 Zone Districts, and SRU and PRD Zones for RA-2 and R-1|
|Minimum Permiable Surface||Tree Protection||Variable Street Frontages and Setbacks|
|Maximum Floor Area||Super-Setbacks from Waterways||Mandatory Private Commons Development for Parcels 4 acres and Larger|
|Minimum Landscaping, Drivways, and Paths||Limitation on Gated Communities||Agricultural Cultivation Allowed in R-1|
|Chapter 4||Amendments to the Comprehensive Zoning Code (Sec. 14-16) Regardings Uses.||In RA-2 and R-1 zones within the North Valley Design Overlay Zone|
|Clarifications to Private Commons Development||Allowance of Secondary Dwelling Units Conditional Use|
Residential zones R-1, RA-1, RA-2, plus PRD, SU-1, and SU-2 zones for predominantly single family zones within the Albuquerque boundaries of the North Valley. The community and interested owners can view both the Overlay Boundary and the Residential Zones affected.
After the neighborhood meetings, the design overlay zone will begin its path toward adoption, beginning with EPC hearings anticipated for Fall 2010 and proceeding through the City Council. The community will have further opportunities for input at both the EPC and Council meetings.