IDO Training: Northwest Mesa Community Planning Area

Join us for a public training about the new Integrated Development Ordinance focused on the Northwest Mesa Community Planning Area.


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Jan 24, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center
4900 Kachina St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114


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), before the IDO becomes effective on May 17, 2018. (Read the full draft or learn more at:

It’s 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 and staff have set up daytime and evening IDO training sessions at various locations to conveniently serve city residents. In addition to the training sessions, City staff will also host weekly office hours for those who are unable to make it to one of the group meetings or for those with detailed questions about a specific property.

Weekly Lunchtime Training Sessions & Study Hall
Interactive training sessions will be offered every Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. from January 19 through February 23 in the Basement Hearing Room of the City of Albuquerque Planning Department (600 2nd Street NW). We encourage those interested in spending more time with the IDO to join us after the training session for “study hall” with staff from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to dive deeper and find answers to more detailed zoning regulation questions.

Introduction to the IDO, followed by Study Hall on the following dates:

•January 19 
•January 26 
•February 2 
•February 9 
•February 16
•February 23

Spanish-Language Training
To ensure we reach even more of Albuquerque’s residents, we will be hosting a training session presented in Spanish. The evening meeting for Spanish-speakers will be held on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Coronado Elementary School (601 4th Street SW) in the Cafeteria. To speak with someone in Spanish about the meeting, call Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935.

Entrenamiento en Español
Una reunión sobre la Ordenanza Integrada de Desarrollo (zonificación y más) para hispanohablantes se llevará a cabo el jueves, 22 de febrero de las 6 a las 8 p.m. en la cafetería de la Escuela Primaria Coronado (601 4th Street SW). Para hablar con alguien en español sobre esta reunion, llame a Catalina Lehner al 505-924-3935.

Community Planning Area (CPA) Training Sessions
Evening meetings for the general public, neighborhood associations, residents, business owners, nonprofit groups, and other stakeholders will be offered in each of the City's 12 Community Planning Areas (CPAs) in January and February. Everyone is welcome at any of the CPA training sessions – just know that the discussion may be focused on issues specific to the CPA where the meeting is being held.

A Spanish language interpreter will be available at each CPA training session. 
Un intérprete de español estará disponible en cada sesión de capacitación de CPA.

To look up which CPA covers the area where you live, visit:

January 2018:
•Thursday, January 18
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mid-Heights CPA
Erna Fergusson Library 
3700 San Mateo Blvd NE

•Wednesday, January 24
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Northwest Mesa CPA 
Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center
4900 Kachina St NW

•Thursday, January 25
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Central ABQ CPA 
Coronado Elementary School Cafeteria
601 4th Street SW

•Wednesday, January 31
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Near Heights CPA
Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn Ave SE

February 2018:
•Thursday, February 1
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North I-25 CPA 
Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE

•Wednesday, February 7
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North ABQ CPA 
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE

•Thursday, February 8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Southwest Mesa CPA
Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Rd SW

•Thursday, February 15
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Near North Valley CPA 
Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center
1231 Candelaria NW

•Tuesday, February 20
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
West Mesa CPA 
Ladera Golf Course Banquet Room
3401 Ladera Dr NW

•Tuesday, February 27
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
East Gateway CPA 
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth St SE

•Wednesday, February 28
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Foothills CPA 
Juan Tabo Library
3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Weekly Office Hour Opportunities
If you are unable to make it to one of the lunchtime training sessions or CPA training sessions, you can set up a one-on-one appointment during designated staff office hours. Simply email [email protected] to request an appointment on Monday afternoons. These meetings are especially well-suited for those unable to attend one of the group sessions and for those with detailed questions about particular properties.




Carol Toffaleti