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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 Comp Plan - Public Hearings: Please check the project webpage for updates. Staff is working on a redline version of the draft document that incorporates recommended conditions of approval from the EPC, which are noted in the Notice of Decision from September 1, available here

City Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO): The ABC-Z Project team will host several public meetings in October to discuss the Consolidated Draft of the City's Integrated Development Ordinance.  Click here for meeting information.

The Consolidated Draft incorporates many staff and public comments from Modules 1, 2, and 3.  The Project Team will revise this draft based on new comments and submit to the Environmental Planning Commission in November 2016 to begin the formal review and approval process.  The first public hearing is expected in January 2017. 

Learn more about the IDO draft at

Contact: Mikaela Renz-Whitmore, [email protected], (505) 924-3932

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.