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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): With City Council approval of the proposed update to the ABC Comprehensive Plan for the City and County on Monday, March 20, now it’s time to focus on the Integrated Development Ordinance or IDO. The proposed IDO is just a few steps behind the Comp plan in the approval process and is heading to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC). We want and need to hear from you at the hearing!

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 at the project website at: In addition, you can read through the full draft of the IDO at:

Public comment will be taken throughout the day and evening, so come when you can! You may also submit written comment if you are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, City Hall, Basement. As well as a second hearing scheduled for Monday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the same location. In addition, there will be a third tentative hearing scheduled for April 24 with times still TBD. 

For details on the hearing, to read through the proposed IDO or learn more about EPC written comment deadlines, 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.