Pre-application Review Team Meetings

Pre-application Review Team (PRT) Meetings are available weekly to help applicants identify and understand the allowable uses, development standards, and processes that pertain to their request.


What is a PRT Meeting?

PRT Meetings are an opportunity for prospective applicants to discuss development proposals in an informal setting with staff from relevant Planning Department divisions. City staff provide advice about relevant City policies, standards, and processes for most requests, including:

  • Site Plans (Administrative, DRB, or EPC review)
  • Master Development Plans and Framework Plans
  • Amendments to approved Site Plans
  • Conditional Use Approvals
  • Variances
  • Annexations
  • Zoning Map Amendments

PRT Meetings are for informational purposes only; they are non-binding and do not constitute any type of approval. PRT Meetings do not include review of proposals for subdivisions or street vacations. Any statements regarding zoning at a PRT Meeting are not certificates of zoning. The interpretation of specific uses allowed in any zone district is the responsibility of the Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO).

A Pre-application Meeting is required for some applications (see Table 6-1-1 in the Integrated Development Ordinance). PRT Meeting notes submitted with an application fulfill this requirement and a $50 fee will be charged as part of the application.

Schedule a PRT Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person PRT meetings are not available. PRT Zoom Meetings are held on Tuesdays, by request.

  • For Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) decisions (Conditional Use Approvals and Variances), appointments are available by request. Please contact Lorena Patten-Quintana at [email protected] with ZHE questions or to schedule a Zoom ZHE meeting.
  • All other appointments are scheduled in 30 minute increments from 9 to 11:30 AM on Fridays.

Requests for an appointment must be submitted to the Planning Department by 12:00 PM on the Wednesday prior to the PRT Meeting to ensure distribution to the appropriate staff; staff cannot research or analyze material provided at the meeting. For the most accurate and comprehensive responses, please complete the request as fully as possible and submit any relevant information, including site plans, sketches, and prior approvals.

Appointments for Zoom meetings will only be scheduled once a completed PRT application and Zone Atlas page have been submitted. Due to high demand, we do not reserve time slots.

Send your completed PRT Application Form, Zone Atlas page with the property location marked, and any other relevant information via email to Diego Ewell at [email protected]. You can call him at 505-924-3860 with questions. You will receive an email containing staff PRT notes and comments. If you still have questions about your PRT, you can request a Zoom meeting. You may contact Diego Ewell at [email protected] to schedule a Zoom meeting after the PRT notes are emailed.

Request Form

The request form can be printed, filled out, and scanned to be submitted as an email attachment or downloaded to be filled out and emailed as an electronic form.

Zone Atlas Page

The City's Zone Atlas is available online here.

  • You can look up which Zone Atlas page includes your property by typing your address in this online map.
  • You can download the relevant Zone Atlas page here.

Which Site Plan? Online Tool

This online tool is available to help potential applicants understand which site plan might be required. Note: This tool assumes that the appropriate zoning is in place that allows the desired use and that a Conditional Use approval has already been granted, if required.

PRT Location Map

PRT meeting notes and applications can be viewed using this online map.