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The Plaza del Sol Building houses the City of Albuquerque Planning Department as well as several other City departments and divisions.

The City of Albuquerque Planning Department provides a full range of services from processing building permits to developing long range, regional plans and policies.  The department also houses several boards and commissions including, but not limited to, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Examiner.   Like Us On Facebook 

Important Notices

  • Rosenwald Building RFP: The Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) has just released a new request for proposals (RFP) for a portion of the Rosenwald Building. For more details, visit the MRA page.
  • Moratorium: The Albuquerque City Council recently enacted a resolution declaring a moratorium for up to 6 months, beginning April 12, 2017, or until the proposed Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) is finally acted upon by the City Council, whichever first occurs. This moratorium affects all proposed zone change requests and/or the issuance of building permits for development pursuant to the North Fourth Mixed Use District (NFMXD) within the adopted boundaries of the North Fourth Street Rank Three Corridor Plan.  Please see the attached legislation for additional details.
  • Coming Soon: The Planning Department’s Online Services System is expanding! Coming soon, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Examiner, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission will join other services currently available on the system. The new online system will allow you to fill out your application, submit required documents, track application progress and pay application fees from any computer or mobile device. Stay tuned for more details!

New IDO Interactive Map

For an interactive map that shows which IDO regulations apply to a particular property or neighborhood, visit the IDO Public Interactive Map – LUPZ Draft. Please note that everything, except the Comprehensive Plan layers, is in draft form and is currently under review by City Council.

IDO Heads to City Council

Albuquerque's future is calling ... Join the Albuquerque City Council as they review the proposed Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) that will replace the City's outdated 1970's zoning code.

Your opinion counts ... don't miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape zoning regulations to keep Albuquerque as the unique community we know - only with better standards for the future!

  • Special Meetng: November 13, 5 p.m., City Hall - Vincent E. Griego Chambers (sign up for public comment will begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.)

Please send written comments for City Council consideration to:

Written comments will be taken and considered at any time. Read the draft, view zoning maps, learn about comment deadlines & other meeting details at:


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