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Public Notice Requirement in the IDO

This page includes helpful resources to applicants and stakeholders about public notice requirements in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO).

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) requires public notice before submitting an application for many types of development. 

Public Notice Requirement:

Notice to:

Responsibility:

Mailed Notice

Property Owners

Applicant

Emailed Notice

Neighborhood Association / Coalition Representative

Applicant

Posted Sign

Public

Applicant

Published Notice

Public

Staff

Web Posting

Public

Staff

 

The IDO also requires meetings for some types of development, some of which are required before submitting an application.

See:

IDO Table 6-1-1 establishes:

  • the type of public notice required for each type of application.
  • the type of meeting required for some applications.
  • the decision-making body for each type of application.
  • whether a public meeting or hearing is required for each type of application.

It is the responsibility of people receiving the public notice to follow-up to get more information about a project. Once an application is received by the City, it becomes public record, and anyone can ask to review the application materials. The public notice will provide information about what applications will be submitted and when.

Published Notice

Planning staff submits a legal ad that is published in the Albuquerque Journal.

  • See the relevant Board or Commission for an "Application & Hearing Schedule," which indicates when this ad is submitted.

Web Posting

Planning staff posts the case on a City Planning webpage.

Public Meeting or Hearing Information

For applications that require a decision-maker to conduct a meeting or hearing per IDO Table 6-1-1, applicants must contact Planning staff to get the Zoom meeting information (links and phone numbers) that must be included in all notices (email, mail, and sign posting).

  • For Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) applications, contact Suzie Sanchez ([email protected]
  • For all other applications, contact Building and Development Services Division ([email protected]

Posted Signs

For applications that require posted signs per IDO Table 6-1-1, the applicant must come to the Planning Department (Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd Street) during normal business hours to pick up a sign and sign a posting agreement AFTER submitting an application.

  • Administrative decisions: Zoning Counter (east side of the ground floor)
  • EPC / DRB decisions: Development Services (west side of the ground floor)
  • LC / ZHE decisions: Urban Design & Development (3rd floor reception desk)

See also IDO Subsection 14-16-6-4(K)(4).

Mailed and Emailed Notice

For applications that require mailed or emailed notice per IDO Table 6-1-1, the applicant must send them to the required recipients BEFORE submitting an application to the City. The applicant will be required to provide proof of notification in their application.

Names & Addresses for Required Recipients

Applicants obtain names and addresses of the required recipients of the public notice as follows:

  • Emailed Notice to Neighborhood Association and Coalition Representatives:
  • Mailed Notice to Property Owners:

Required Notice Forms

Applicants must use the Notice Form checklist AND the relevant Notice Form for notice to property owners or neighborhood associations/coalitions. Use Acrobat Reader (free to download) to fill these forms out electronically.

Email Notice to Neighborhood Associations/Coalitions:

Mailed Notice to Property Owners:

 

The following are the required notice forms for specific application types from IDO Table 6-1-1 that require Mail or Email Notice, along with recommended attachments.

Application Type

Email Notice Form

Mailed Notice Form

Recommended Attachments

Administrative Decisions

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness – Minor

Admin Decisions

N/A

Photographs of property, elevations showing any changes, material specifications

Sign Permit or Alternative Signage Plan

Admin Decisions

(Required for either)

Admin Decisions

(only required for Alt. Signage Plan)

Sign illustration(s) and dimensions, Site Plan

Site Plan –  Administrative

Admin Decisions

N/A

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Temporary Use Permit

N/A

Temporary Use Permit

 

Wall or Fence Permit - Minor

(i.e. no taller than the maximum height allowed)

Admin Decisions

N/A

Wall illustration(s), site plan with wall or fence detail

Wireless Telecommunications Facility (WTF)

N/A

WTF Decisions

Site Plan, elevations

Decisions Requiring a Public Meeting or Hearing

Carport Permit

ZHE Decisions

ZHE Decisions

 

Conditional Use Approval

ZHE Decisions

ZHE Decisions

 

Demolition outside an HPO

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Photo of structure proposed for demolition

Expansion of Nonconforming Use or Structure

ZHE Decisions

ZHE Decisions

 

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness –  Major

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Elevations; photographs of existing building; floor plans, if relevant; material specifications

Historic Design Standards and Guidelines

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

 

Master Development Plan

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Master Development Plan with related drawings and development standards

Site Plan – DRB or EPC

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Subdivision of Land – Minor

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Sketch Plat

Subdivision of Land –  Major

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Plat, cross sections of proposed streets, proposed Infrastructure List, Traffic Impact Study Form

Vacation of Easement or Right-of-Way

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Drawing showing easement(s) or right-of-way(s) to be vacated

Variance – DRB or EPC

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

Scale drawing of proposed variance

Variance – ZHE

ZHE Decisions

ZHE Decisions

 

Wall or Fence Permit - Major

(i.e. request for taller wall)

Public Meeting/Hearing

Public Meeting/Hearing

 

Wireless Telecommunications Facility Waiver

WTF Waiver

WTF Waiver

Site Plan, elevations

Policy Decisions

Annexation of Land

Policy Decisions

Policy Decisions

Aerial image

Zoning Map Amendment

Policy Decisions

Policy Decisions

Summary of justification for request

 

Attachments

The forms above specify required attachments. Providing detailed information about the future development helps people determine whether they need to send comments to address any concerns or testify at the public meeting or hearing (if applicable) or whether they are satisfied that the project does not pose any concerns.

If you include attachments to an email, PDFs and small file sizes are best. If too large to attach, you can also upload them to a website or a cloud-storage site where they can be accessed and downloaded.

  • Zone Atlas page with the property outlined (or a Site Location Map or Google Map)
    • Visit AGIS zone atlas grid map to locate the Zone Atlas page that contains your project.
    • Download the corresponding Zone Atlas page here.
    • Mark up the map to clearly identify the project site.
  • Address Report

 

Sample Attachments

Aerial image with the site identified. Label surrounding roads to provide context.

 

Zone Atlas Page with the site identified. Include Address.

General Site Layout. Provide full sheet if necessary to show details.

Conceptual elevation

 Conceptual landscaping plan