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Integrated Development Ordinance

The Integrated Development Ordinance includes zoning and subdivision regulations to govern land use and development within the City of Albuquerque and establishes the City's system of planning.

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) became effective on May 17, 2018.

In September 2019, City Council adopted amended regulations for Old Town Historic Protection Overlay zone via Ordinance 19-52 related to signage and tap room or tasting room use. These changes became effective on January 31, 2020. The IDO includes a note in the sections where changes were made; changes will be fully incorporated into the IDO document when the 2019 annual update is adopted.

Effective as of September 3, 2019, interim regulations related to North 4th Street have been adopted by the City Council via Resolution 19-162 until the annual update of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) is completed. The City has submitted a separate zone map amendment request to establish a new Character Protection Overlay zone for North 4th Street area with these regulations, which will be incorporated into the IDO document if adopted.

Effective as of May 24, 2019, interim procedures related to the Development Review Board have been adopted by City Council via Resolution 19-150, which amended IDO text in Part 5 Development Standards and Part 6 Administration and Enforcement. These changes will be subject to review and approval as part of the annual update of the IDO and will be incorporated into the document if adopted. Until then, please be sure to download this PDF and supplement your PDFs of the IDO Effective Draft. 

The Planning Department will submit updates to the IDO every year in July. To see changes proposed for 2019, visit the ABC-Z project webpage. Send comments and suggestions to [email protected].

IDO Effective Draft - Interactive Website

An interactive version of the IDO Effective Draft is available on this website: 

IDO Effective Draft - Downloadable PDF

The IDO Effective Draft is available for download or viewing in your browser as a PDF of the whole document or via separate documents for each of the 7 parts of the IDO via the links below:

Cover, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, and Index Tables

  1. General Provisions
  2. Zone Districts
  3. Overlay Zones
  4. Use Regulations
  5. Development Standards
  6. Administration & Enforcement
  7. Definitions & Acronyms

Zoning Maps

Zoning for each property is established by the City's Official Zoning Map, which is available via several online maps:

The Zone Atlas is available here. The Zone Atlas is updated annually, so be sure to check one of the online maps above for the latest zoning information.

Additional maps are available here that illustrate specific regulations in the IDO.

Annual Update

The Integrated Development Ordinance is updated every year. This is an important opportunity to improve the outcomes of regulations for land use and development in your community.The Planning Department submits proposed edits to the City's review and decision process every year in July.

This process includes three steps:

  • Review/recommendation by the Environmental Planning Commission - COMPLETE
  • Review/recommendation by the City Council's Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee - PENDING
  • Review/decision by City Council

Proposed edits for 2019 are available for review on the ABC-Z project webpage.

The Environmental Planning Commission reviewed proposed changes over the course of 6 hearings and voted to send a recommendation of approval to City Council. See details here for the following hearing dates.

  • September 12, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • December 12, 2019
  • January 9, 20120
  • January 23, 2020

Send comments to [email protected].

Voluntary Follow-up Zone Conversion Process

Approximately 1,300 property owners opted into a free process to address nonconformities, floating zone lines, and voluntary downzone requests, among other criteria identified in Resolution 2018-29.

The Planning Department submitted three batches of zone conversions to the City's review and decision process.

  • Batch 1 - November 2018 - Complete & in effect
  • Batch 2 - May 2019 - Complete & in effect
  • Batch 3 - August 2019 - Approved by City Council on 2/3

Visit the ABC-Z project webpage to learn more.

The City is no longer accepting forms. Property owners wanting to change their zoning can submit an application for a Zone Map Amendment or wait for discussions with staff during the Community Planning Area assessments, which will begin in June 2020.

How-to Resources

Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)

In order to administer the Integrated Development Ordinance, the ZEO must provide guidance to staff and applicants from time to time as questions arise. See IDO Subsection 14-16-6-2(B)(1)(c).

Property owners and residents can also apply for a Declaratory Ruling about any zoning standard in the IDO per specific procedures in 14-16-6-5(B).

Memoranda from the ZEO

Declaratory Rulings