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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 Meetings: Join the ABC-Z Project team as they host a meetings specifically for Spanish speakers. These exclusively Spanish language meetings will discuss the proposed update to the City/County Comprehensive Plan.

Your opinion counts ... Don't miss this chance to help shape the vision that will guide future growth and development in our community for the next 20 years!

Several locations across town for February 21 and 23 at either 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. For meeting locations, proposed drafts, comment and other deadlines, visit

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ABC Comprehensive Plan Goes to City Council: The proposed update the City/County Comprehensive Plan is going back to City Council. Attend this hearing to have your say regarding the vision that will guide the future development of our City and County. Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers. For details on the hearing, proposed update or comment deadlines, visit:

City’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO): Due to the Comp Plan deferral, Planning staff will request a deferral of the IDO to Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, City Hall.

City Planning submitted the IDO to the City’s review and approval process on December 29, 2016.  The EPC draft is available online, at ABC Libraries, and for check-out by contacting Carol Toffaleti, 924-3345. Staff is working to get copies in Community Centers, Multigenerational Centers, and Senior Centers as quickly as possible.

Presentation materials from two study sessions with the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) are also available on the project website:

Written Comment Deadlines

  • To be included in the staff report for consideration by the EPC at the first hearing, comments are due Tuesday, March 16, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • To be included in the packet for EPC consideration, comments are due Tuesday, April 4, 1 p.m. (48 hours prior to the first hearing).
  • Email: 
  • Mail: Catalina Lehner, 600 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM  87103

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.