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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.

City’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO): 

The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will continue to hear the Integrated Development OrdinanceThe 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.

For details on the hearing or to review the proposed IDO, visit:

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

Documents & Downloads:

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

Below you'll find documents pertaining to the existing comprehensive plan.