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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

  • Office of Neighborhood Coordination: The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is no longer housed with the Planning Department. They have been moved over to the Council Services Department. They still offer the same services and more to Albuquerque residents. To reach the ONC at Council Services, please call (505) 768-3334 or visit them online.

Weed Season Is Here

Spring is here and that means that a battle has begun in yards all across town. Because of that, we need your help to defeat stubborn weeds!

In an effort to keep our city beautiful, and meet your responsibilities as an Albuquerque property owner, please check your property for weeds frequently throughout the Spring and Summer months. Be sure to remove any weeds with a height or width of more than 4" from the following areas:

  • In the front, rear and side yards of your property
  • From the property line all the way to the curb, including the sidewalk. If you don't have a curb adjacent to your property, then the area 10' outside of your property line
  • From your property line to the middle of the alley adjacent to the property

Learn more about nuisance weed removal and which plants are considered weeds by the ordinance.

ABC-Z Project Updates

Proposed Integrated Development Ordinance Goes to the Environmental Planning Commission: The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will continue to hear the Integrated Development Ordinance on Thursday May 4, 2017 in the Planning Department's basement level hearing room.  The hearing will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at the discretion of the EPC.

The EPC decided at the April 10th hearing not to take further verbal testimony. Written comments received will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration at the next stage in the review/approval process.

This fourth hearing will focus on EPC review and discussion of the IDO and recommended Conditions of Approval, which will be issued in a Supplemental Staff report.

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO),  is intended to replace the City's Zoning Code, Subdivision Ordinance, and (in part) Planning Ordinance. This includes a conversion of existing zones to proposed IDO zones, which can be reviewed online here.


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Events & Workshops

IDO: EPC Hearing #4

May 04, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Join the Environmental Planning Commission as they review the Integrated Development Ordinance.

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