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Site Plan – Administrative Development Facilitation Team

What We Do

The Development Facilitation Team (DFT) reviews Site Plans for commercial projects greater than 50,000 square feet; multi-family projects greater than 50 units; and projects that require major public infrastructure (except those that require EPC review per the IDO). All other Site Plans are reviewed as part of the building permit review.

How We Serve You

The DFT reviews site plans to ensure compliance with zoning and engineering requirements, including those from:

The DFT includes staff representing:

  • Planning,
  • Code Enforcement,
  • Hydrology,
  • Traffic Engineer,
  • Parks and Recreation, and
  • Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA).

In addition to site plan review, the DFT is the support staff to the Development Hearing Officer (DHO).

The DFT supports the DHO in the review of subdivisions, easements, and vacations, as well as requests for waivers to the DPM and these IDO Sections:

Requirements for Plans

The DFT requires that all Plan sheets be signed and sealed by a licensed engineer, architect, or surveyor licensed in the State of New Mexico. Landscape Plan sheets must be signed and sealed by a licensed Landscape Architect licensed in the State of New Mexico. All pages must be signed and sealed. 

Application Submittals

Please submit application submittals to [email protected]. For files larger than 9 MB in size, please send an email to [email protected] and request that staff send you a link via Smartfile to upload your submittal. Once you upload your submittal to Smartfile, staff can download the file.  

See below for links to an infrastructure list template and examples of signature blocks for different types of applications:

Status of Applications

When Site Plan - Administrative DFT applications are deemed complete, information on the applications and links to the submittals will be located below, as well as Notices of Decision when the DFT completes its review of Site Plan – Administrative DFT applications.

Site Plan – Administrative DFT Applications Under Review

The Zone Atlas grid is noted in parentheses for each project below.

February 14, 2024

January 31, 2024

January 17, 2024

December 13, 2023

November 29, 2023

November 1, 2023


October 18, 2023

October 4, 2023

September 20, 2023

August 30, 2023

July 19, 2023

July 12, 2023

June 21, 2023

May 3, 2023

April 5, 2023

March 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

January 25, 2023


The 2023 and 2024 calendars for the upcoming DFT meetings are located at the following links:

2023 Calendar for DFT meetings

2024 Calendar for DFT meetings

Staff Contacts

The six members of the Development Facilitation Team (DFT) are staff representing the Planning Department, Transportation Development, Hydrology, ABCWUA (Water/Sewer Utilities Engineer), Code Enforcement, and Parks and Recreation Department.

Each member is authorized to sign Site Plans.

For questions, contact 505-924-3994 or 505-924-3910.

DFT Submittal Requirements Effective December 25, 2022

 Approvals needed before applying for Site Plan – Administrative (please see Form P)*:

  • Hydrology:
    • Grading and Drainage Plan
  • Transportation:
    • Traffic Circulations Layout (TCL)
    • Traffic Impact Study (TIS)
    • Neighborhood Impact Analysis (NIA)
    • Water/Sewer Availability Statement
    • ABCWUA Development Agreement or Service Connection Agreement (if required)
  • Other agencies (if required under the Hydrology or Transportation submittals):
    • AMAFCA
    • Bernalillo County
    • NMDOT
    • MRGCD