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Boards & Commissions

Information about Land Use/Planning Boards and Commissions.

Albuquerque City Council - Appeals

The City Council is the ultimate decision maker on appeals of land use decisions. Appeals of decisions made by Boards and Commissions go to the City Council via the Land Use Hearing Officer (LUHO).

Development Review Board

This staff board reviews and decides site plans for medium-size projects in most zone districts, major and minor subdivision actions, vacations of public rights of way or public and private easements, and variances to IDO standards related to access/connectivity, subdivision of land, and parking.

Environmental Planning Commission

This commission is responsible for reviewing requests to amend the City’s Official Zoning Map, the Integrated Development Ordinance, and the ABC Comprehensive Plan. The EPC reviews and decides Master Development Plans and Framework Plans. It also reviews and decides site plan requests for properties zoned PD, PC, or NR-SU or properties 5+ acres next to Major Public Open Space.

Landmarks Commission

This commission reviews and approves plans to preserve, protect, enhance, perpetuate, and promote the use of structures and areas of historical, cultural, architectural, engineering, archaeological, or geographic significance located in the city.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals was replaced as of May 17, 2018 by a new appeals process in the Integrated Development Ordinance. The BOA was formerly responsible for hearing appeals of Zoning Hearing Examiner decisions on special exceptions to the Comprehensive Zoning Code.