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ABC-Z Project

A Comprehensive Plan Update and New Development Ordinance.

The ABC-Z Project is a two-year initiative to update the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan and create an Integrated Development Ordinance. The project will simplify the zoning and subdivision regulations in order to improve opportunities for economic development, create jobs, protect established neighborhoods, streamline the development review/approval process and promote more sustainable development.


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ABC Comprehensive Plan Goes to City Council: The proposed update to the City/County Comprehensive Plan was approved by the City Council on Monday, March 20 in a 6-2 Vote.

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City Council as they review the proposed Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) that will replace the City's outdated 1970's zoning code.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!

  • October 16, 5 p.m., City Hall - Vincent E. Griego Chambers (sign up for public comment will end at 5:30 p.m.)
  • November 6, 5 p.m., City Hall - Vincent E. Griego Chambers (sign up for public comment begins at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 5:30 p.m.)
  • 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:

NEW: 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.

Enabling Legislation:

  • April 21, 2014: Council adopted authorizing resolution, R-14-46
  • Dec. 15, 2014: Council accepts, EC-14-219, recommendation of contract award to consultant team lead by Clarion Associates


Below you'll find supporting documents and background information for the ABC-Z Project.


Below you'll find documents pertaining to the updated and approved Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan.