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ABC-Z Project

A Comprehensive Plan Update and New Integrated Development Ordinance.

The ABC-Z Project is an ambitious initiative begun in 2015 to update the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan and create an Integrated Development Ordinance.

The project simplified zoning and subdivision regulations in order to improve economic development, protect established neighborhoods and special places, streamline the development review/approval process and promote more sustainable development.


ABC Comprehensive Plan Gets Adopted

The City Council adopted the updated ABC Comprehensive Plan on March 20, 2017 via Resolution 16-108.

IDO Adopted by City Council and Signed by Mayor

The City Council adopted the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on November 13, 2017 via Ordinance 17-49. Then-Mayor Berry signed it on Nov. 16, and the City Clerk enacted it on Nov. 17.

As planned, the project team submitted to City Council the errors and omissions discovered by staff and stakeholders during training sessions in December through February as well as those submitted by the public based on further review of the IDO.

The amendments were adopted by the full City Council on April 2, 2018 via Ordinance 18-11, with 13 Exhibits.

A final set of amendments were introduced on April 16 adopted on May 7, 2018 via Ordinance 18-15, with 1 Exhibit.

The IDO went into effect May 17, 2018, six months from the enactment date.

Thank you to all the residents and other stakeholders for helping to improve the IDO!

Community Trainings on the IDO

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 Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). It is 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 conducted trainings to answer frequently asked questions about the three main content chapters of the IDO. Presentations, handouts, and video are available on the project website.

Overview Training:

IDO Topic: