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ABC-Z Project

A Comprehensive Plan Update and New Development Ordinance.

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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 IDO is heading to the Council's Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee.

 LUPZ Hearing #1

WHEN:  Wed., August 16, 5 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Vincent E. Griego Chambers

WHY: To provide an overview of the IDO and take public comments

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS:

Written comments will be taken and considered at any time.  To be included in the staff response for consideration by the Councilors, please submit written comments to Crystal Ortega by Wednesday, August 9 at 5 p.m.

LUPZ Hearing #2

WHEN:  Wed., August 30, 5 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall, 9th Floor, Council Committee Room

WHY: To respond to public comments*

(*Note: No public testimony will be taken at this hearing)

LUPZ Hearing #3

WHEN:  September 13, 5 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Vincent E. Griego Chambers

WHY: To take additional public comments and respond in order to finalize revisions to the IDO for consideration by the full Council

DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS:

Written comments will be taken and considered at any time.  To be included in the staff response for consideration by the Councilors, please submit written comments to Crystal Ortega by Wednesday, September 6 at 5 p.m.

Please send written comments to Crystal Ortega, Clerk of the Council:

IDO Public Meetings: 

Have you heard that the City is completely replacing its 1970s zoning code? Have you been wondering why? Or maybe you've heard something about "zoning" but aren't sure what zoning even means?

We have a meeting for you!

Come hear what zoning does and how the City's proposing to change things with the Integrated Development Ordinance, which is headed to the City Council for consideration on August 16, 2017.

City staff on the project team will give an overview presentation of zoning in general, the City's zoning code today, and the proposal to replace the zoning code to guide land use and development for the next 20 years.

The same meeting is offered at the following times, all in the Basement Hearing Room of Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd Street NW:

  • Wed.,, June 21, 1-2 p.m. – Zoning 101
  • Thurs., June 22, 5:30-6:30 – Zoning 101
  • Wed., July 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Zoning 101
  • Thurs., July 27, 1-2 p.m. – Zoning 101

Ready for the next level of detail?  Have lots of questions?

Come to an "Ask an Expert" Clinic to hear more details about changes to the Integrated Development Ordinance in the upcoming redline draft and to ask questions one-on-one with a member of the project team!

  • Thurs., June 22 – 1-2:30 p.m. – “Ask an Expert” Clinic
  • Thurs., June 22 – 6:30 -8 pm – “Ask an Expert” Clinic
  • Wed., July 26, 1-2:30 p.m. – “Ask an Expert” Clinics
  • Wed., July 26, 6:30-8 p.m. – “Ask an Expert” Clinic

Remember, if none of these work for you, email [email protected] to request an office hour appointment Monday or Friday afternoons or to request a project team member to come speak at your meeting!

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

Resources:

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

 

Below you'll find documents pertaining to the updated and approved Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan.