The Planning Department invites you to a meeting with our consultants who will be working on updating lighting regulations in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) for the 2023 Annual Update.
Please join us for this initial conversation to identify what needs to be improved in our existing regulations and what’s working well.
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd St. NW, Basement Hearing Room
Clanton & Associates, an award-winning lighting design and engineering firm, are experts in regulating outdoor lighting and illuminated signs to comply with Dark Skies Ordinances. Clanton will be evaluating existing regulations in the IDO and preparing updates for the public and staff to review over the coming months.
The City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee will hear three proposed changes to Overlay zones in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 5 pm. This hybrid meeting takes place at City Hall, 9th Floor, Council Committee Room, and via Zoom. See Zoom details below.
These small area amendments will be reviewed/decided as a quasi-judicial matter, meaning City Councilors will be acting as judges rather than as legislators. For that reason, the public may not speak to Councilors directly outside of a hearing about these proposed small area amendments. For questions regarding these proposals, please contact the Council Planning Manager, Shanna Schultz:
As the days get longer, our city’s bright future is just in reach. A new area command is open and operating to serve the University area. Construction at the Gateway Center is nearing the finish line. The annual Youth Job & Volunteer Fair saw a record turnout of participants who will undoubtedly make a positive impact in our community. The legislative session is in its final weeks, and we are holding the line in advancing the Metro Crime Initiative and making key investments in public safety. And last but certainly not least, the Albuquerque Community Safety department (ACS) is breaking ground on their new headquarters at San Mateo & Kathryn and will hold a community celebration later this spring.
With this progress, we’re looking forward to a new and promising chapter in our community’s health and safety. We all know that homelessness and addiction are intertwined crises across our nation and right here in Albuquerque. ACS’s focus on responding to situations from a behavioral health lens has been key in transforming our public safety response to get people the help that they need. Gateway will serve as a place for hope and healing, a first-of-its-kind facility that specializes in helping those struggling with addiction and homelessness get back on track towards housing and stability.
We can’t let members of our community continue to fall behind. Gateway, ACS, and other innovative City programs and partnerships can help our neighbors overcome the challenges they are facing. We are better when working together to secure a brighter future for everyone.