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ABC-Z Project

A Comprehensive Plan Update and New Development Ordinance.

The ABC-Z Project is an ambitious 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.


Updates about the Integrated Development Ordinance:

Community Trainings on IDO

Mayor Tim Keller and the City of Albuquerque are committed to helping the community learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), before the IDO becomes effective on May 17, 2018.

Read the full draft or learn more about the IDO.

It is important to know how to use the new regulations and how they may impact your property or your part of town.

Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable planners will conduct trainings to answer frequently asked questions about the three main content chapters of the IDO, each with a daytime and evening option to conveniently serve city residents.

All training sessions will take place in the Basement Hearing Room of the City of Albuquerque Planning Department, 600 2nd NW.

IDO Topic Evenings - Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Daytimes - Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Zone Districts, Overlay Zones, and Uses March 21 March 23
Development Standards April 4 March 30
Administration & Enforcement
(i.e. review and approval processes
April 18 April 6

Friday Study Hall

We encourage those interested in spending more time with the IDO to join us after the training session for "study hall" with staff from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to dive deeper and find answers to more detailed zoning regulation questions.

Weekly Office Hour Opportunities
If you are unable to make it to one of the training sessions, you can set up a one-on-one appointment during designated staff office hours on Monday afternoons.

To request an appointment, email [email protected]

These meetings are especially well-suited to answer detailed questions about specific properties.

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 Adopted by City Council and Signed by Mayor

The City Council adopted the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on November 13, 2017, and the Mayor signed it on Nov. 16.

The IDO now goes to the City Clerk for enactment. The IDO will go into effect six months from the enactment date.

IDO 6-Month Amendment

As planned, the project team has submitted to City Council the errors and omissions discovered by staff and stakeholders during training sessions in December through February as well as those submitted by the public based on further review of the IDO.

The amendments will be considered by the Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee as well as the full City Council prior to the May 17 effective date of the IDO.

Thank you to all the residents and other stakeholders for helping to improve the IDO!