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City Hosts IDO Training Sessions to Prepare ABQ Residents for New Zoning Ordinance

Sessions to help the community learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO)
January 16, 2018

Late last year in November 2017, the Albuquerque City Council adopted the new Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) for the city. The new IDO will become effective on May 17, 2018. In preparation for the effective date, Mayor Tim Keller and the City of Albuquerque are committed to helping the community learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the IDO.

It’s important to know how to use the new regulations and how they may impact your property or your part of town. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable planners and staff have set up daytime and evening IDO training sessions at various locations to conveniently serve city residents. In addition to the training sessions, City staff will also host weekly office hours for those who are unable to make it to one of the group meetings or for those with detailed questions about a specific property.

Weekly Lunchtime Training Sessions & Study Hall

Interactive training sessions will be offered every Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. from January 19 through February 23 in the Basement Hearing Room of the City of Albuquerque Planning Department (600 2nd Street NW). We encourage those interested in spending more time with the IDO to join us after the training session for “study hall” with staff from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to dive deeper and find answers to more detailed zoning regulation questions.

Introduction to the IDO, followed by Study Hall on the following dates:

  • January 19 
  • January 26 
  • February 2 
  • February 9 
  • February 16
  • February 23 

Spanish-Language Training

To ensure we reach even more of Albuquerque’s residents, we will be hosting a training session presented in Spanish. The evening meeting for Spanish-speakers will be held on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Coronado Elementary School (601 4th Street SW) in the Cafeteria.  To speak with someone in Spanish about the meeting, call Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935.

Entrenamiento en Español

Una reunión sobre la Ordenanza Integrada de Desarrollo (zonificación y más) para hispanohablantes se llevará a cabo el jueves, 22 de febrero de las 6 a las 8 p.m. en la cafetería de la Escuela Primaria Coronado (601 4th Street SW). Para hablar con alguien en español sobre esta reunion, llame a Catalina Lehner al 505-924-3935.

Community Planning Area (CPA) Training Sessions

Evening meetings for the general public, neighborhood associations, residents, business owners, nonprofit groups, and other stakeholders will be offered in each of the City's 12 Community Planning Areas (CPAs) in January and February. Everyone is welcome at any of the CPA training sessions – just know that the discussion may be focused on issues specific to the CPA where the meeting is being held.

A Spanish language interpreter will be available at each CPA training session.
Un intérprete de español estará disponible en cada sesión de capacitación de CPA.

To look up which CPA covers the area where you live, visit here.

January 2018:

  • Thursday, January 18 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE
    • Mid-Heights CPA
  • Wednesday, January 24 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina St NW
    • Northwest Mesa CPA
  • Thursday, January 25 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Coronado Elementary School Cafeteria, 601 4th Street SW
    • Central ABQ CPA
  • Wednesday, January 31 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn Ave SE
    • Near Heights CPA

February 2018:

  • Thursday, February 1 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
    • North I-25 CPA
  • Wednesday, February 7 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE
    • North ABQ CPA
  • Thursday, February 8 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales Rd SW
    • Southwest Mesa CPA
  • Thursday, February 15 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center, 1231 Candelaria NW
    • Near North Valley CPA
  • Tuesday, February 20 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Ladera Golf Course Banquet Room, 3401 Ladera Dr NW
    • West Mesa CPA
  • Tuesday, February 27 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth St SE
    • East Gateway CPA
  • Wednesday, February 28 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. |  Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
    • Foothills CPA

Weekly Office Hour Opportunities

If you are unable to make it to one of the lunchtime training sessions or CPA training sessions, you can set up a one-on-one appointment during designated staff office hours. Simply email [email protected] to request an appointment on Monday afternoons. These meetings are especially well-suited for those unable to attend one of the group sessions and for those with detailed questions about particular properties.

Read the full IDO document or learn more online at: