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Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan

On August 15th, 2011 the City Council unanimously passed R-11-211, a Rank 3 plan that adopted new policies and zoning regulations for a 446-acre area held by Longford Homes.

The VTSDP consists of residential villages, parks, an open space corridor, trails, and neighborhood retail and services. The Plan adopts zoning and land-use strategies that support area-wide policies for high-quality development with a range of housing densities and that respond to the area’s unique location and landscape.

The Plan area is located south of Paseo del Norte and west of Universe Boulevard. The area is part of the larger 3,532-acre Volcano Mesa planning area designated by an amendment to the WSSP in 2011. The VTSDP implements the policies of the West Side Strategic Plan, which identifies the Volcano Trails Plan area for pedestrian-friendly residential development with limited commercial and mixed uses serving nearby neighborhoods.

Update as of October, 2014

The Albuquerque City Council adopted R-14-71, amending the Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan.

Update as of August 15th, 2011

  • The Sector Development Plan was heard at two Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) hearings. At the hearing on May 11th, public comment was noted and received. Staff prepared a memo for the June 15th hearing that responded to all public questions and concerns. LUPZ recommended a “do pass” at the June 15th hearing to send the Plan to the next Council meeting, August 1st.
  • August 1st staff requested a 2 week deferral until the August 15th Council meeting.
  • August 15th, 2011 the Plan was unanimously approved and adopted by Council.

Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan (R-11-211)

Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan (Exhibit A)

For more background information of the planning process for the VTSDP please visit the Planning Department webpage.

The Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan

EPC Process

The Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan was submitted to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) for review and recommendation to City Council. The first hearing was Thursday, September 2, 2010 which was continued for 60 days to November 4, 2010. The November EPC Hearing was deferred 60 days to February 3, 2011 , which was deferred a second time to March 3, 2011.  At the March 3, 2011 Hearing, the EPC voted to send the Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan to the City Council with a recommendation of approval.

Volcano Trails Official Notice of Decision