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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.

Latest Updates

ABC Comprehensive Plan:
The updated ABC Comprehensive Plan was heard by the full Albuquerque City Council in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers in City Hall on January 4. The City Council will be hosting a second hearing on Jan. 18.

A draft incorporating additions proposed during the Council’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee review, is available at, in hard copy at ABC Libraries, and for checkout by calling (505) 924-3345.

City’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO):
The IDO is scheduled to be heard by the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC)on February 2 and 16. Planning staff hosted two study sessions on January 5 and 9. The IDO draft being presented to the EPC is available at, at ABC Libraries, and for checkout by calling (505) 924-3345.

If you would like to submit written comments to be included in the staff report for consideration by the EPC at the first hearing, submit them by January 16, at 1 p.m. Comments to be included in the staff report for EPC consideration at the second hearing, are due January 31, at 1 p.m. Email comments to [email protected] or mail/drop them off to: Planning Department, Attn: IDO Comments for EPC, 600 2nd Street NW, 3rd Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

For the latest updates and event details for both the ABC Comp Plan and the 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.