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32.1 Building Permits in Centers and Corridors

This indicator measures the proportion of building permits of various types issued within centers and corridors as a percentage of all building permits of the same type issued citywide.

This indicator is part of Mixed use areas.

Indicator description:

This indicator measures the proportion of building permits of various types issued within centers and corridors as a percentage of all building permits of the same type issued citywide. Also shown are the total number of building permits of all types issued citywide and in the centers and corridors for the same period. The goal of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan is to expand and concentrate development within various types of centers and along the corridors that connect them.

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Why is this indicator relevant?

Centers, connected by corridors, are designed to help shape the built environment in a sustainable development pattern, create mixed-use concentrations that promote transit and pedestrian access both to and within the centers, and maximize the effectiveness of City services. Concentrations of moderate and high density mixed land uses, with social and economic activities, reduce urban sprawl, auto use needs, and municipal service costs. Multi-unit, higher density housing is appropriate in most types of centers.


Data Sources:
City of Albuquerque Planning Department; Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan.

What can we tell from the data?

  • An average of 76% of the new commercial construction building permits issued citywide in fiscal years 2005 through 2012 were located within centers and corridors.
  • Approximately 54% of the City’s multi-family housing building permits were issued in centers and corridors.
  • The total number of building permits has been decreasing since 2005.
  • The percentage of permits issued within the centers and corridors, as a percentage of all permits, is trending down.

 

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