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25 - Efficient development

Goal 3 - Desired Condition 25 - New development is efficiently integrated into existing or approved infrastructure and its costs are balanced with the revenues generated and adopted City development policies.

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"New development is efficiently integrated into existing or approved infrastructure and its costs are balanced with the revenues generated and adopted City development policies"

Our Conclusion:


PICTURE IS IMPROVING

Based on the Following criteria:



Local Trend is STABLE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is BETTER
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

A growing proportion of approved subdivisions are within the 1960 City boundary. While most recently approved subdivisions are located in the outer areas of the municipal limits, the average lots per acre there is higher than the lots per acre in the more interior areas of the City. Approved subdivisions outside the City and the water service boundary area (in Bernalillo County) have very low ratios of lots to acres.

National Comparison NATIONAL/REGIONAL COMPARISON:

Smart Growth America (SGA) ranks the Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area as the twelfth lowest area for sprawl. SGA defines sprawl as low density, predominantly residential areas, far from activity centers or with poorly defined centers, and that have high infrastructure needs.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Albuquerque residents recognize the importance of this complex desired condition, giving it a mean of over 6 on a 7-point importance scale. Some may underestimate the progress Albuquerque has made in planning for its infrastructure needs and preventing sprawl. Residents in the Southwest and North Albuquerque areas, where much of the outer growth is occurring, grade progress on this condition higher than other areas of the City.

 

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