IDO 2023 Annual Update Submittal

IDO Annual Update 2023

Proposed Changes

Planning staff has submitted proposed changes to the City’s zoning code – the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) – for the 2023 IDO Annual Update to the Environmental Planning Commission as the first step in the City’s review and decision process.

This year’s update includes Citywide text amendments that are provided in a spreadsheet of all proposed changes, supporting memos by City Council, and exhibits for changes that are longer or that involve multiple sections.

This year’s update includes 3 small area text amendments:

  • Design regulations for development next to the Rail Trail
  • Drive-throughs allowed in Volcano Heights Urban Center
  • Referral to Tribal Nations for development next to the Petroglyph National Monument and the Albuquerque Indian School Area


Review and Comment

Deadline for Comments

  • Send comments by Monday, November 27 at 9 a.m. for full consideration in the staff report.
  • Additional comments sent by Tuesday, December 5 at 9 am will be appended to the staff report.
  • Additional comments sent by Tuesday, December 12 at 9 am will be forwarded to the EPC for consideration at the hearing (“the 48-hour rule”).

Comment Online
You can review and comment on proposed changes on the project webpage.

Written Comments
Email written comments to addressed to EPC Chair Shaffer.


Pre-EPC Public Review
Planning staff will host an open house to answer questions about proposed amendments.

  • Friday, November 17th, 2023
  • 12:00pm – 1:30 pm
  • Zoom
    • Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282
    • Passcode: CABQ
    • (669) 444-9171 

EPC Study Session
EPC will learn about the proposed amendments at a study session in December.

  • Thursday, December 7th
  • 8:45 am via Zoom
  • Meeting materials and Zoom info will be posted here when available.

EPC Hearing
EPC will hear the proposed amendments at a public hearing in December.

  • Thursday, December 14th
  • 8:45 am via Zoom
  • Meeting materials and Zoom info will be posted here when available.


ONE Albuquerque Autumn Newsletter


We hope you are enjoying autumn in Albuquerque. From the golden leaves to balloon filled skies to roasting green chile, there are so many reminders of how truly unique and beautiful this city is. 

This year’s Balloon Fiesta saw a record number of attendees, with over 316,000 visitors traveling through Sunport alone. The annular solar eclipse added another outstanding show, an event my family won’t soon forget. We are so grateful for the hard work of our City team and the entire community who made this year’s Fiesta a success.

We also celebrated two years of the Albuquerque Community Safety Department this fall. This department is the first of its kind, dispatching trained responders to 911 and 311 calls for mental and behavioral health, substance use, and homelessness. The stories that the community and our responders share about the department show how this approach is working in Albuquerque, and I invite you to read about a recent call below. 

October also brought the opening of the highly anticipated Asia habitat at our Bio Park, giving animals dynamic new environments to call home and our families a world-class experience in the heart of our city. We renovated the Trumbull Child Development Center and reopened the center for kids, giving our littlest learners and their parents needed services in their neighborhood, and we secured funding to continue investing in our open spaces across Albuquerque.

Every day, I see the work our community is doing to fulfill the promise of Albuquerque, writing new chapters in our story. While we certainly have our challenges, there is so much to celebrate and that’s what fuels us as we work towards a better city for our families. We appreciate everyone who shares this vision and drive with us, and we are looking forward to what the future has in store. 


Mayor Tim Keller


Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is around the corner. In addition to lots of treats, there are always a few tricks to be aware of, so here are some safety tips for the big night:

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Always walk on well-lit sidewalks and pathways
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Decorate costumes with reflective tape or stickers, and choose face paint over masks.
  • If you’re driving, SLOW DOWN, put away your phone, and be especially alert in residential areas
  • Make sure your headlights are on.

PNM Reminds Residents To Be Aware of Home Access Requests

The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) reminds residents that they will never request access to the inside of a customer’s home. These types of requests may be a scam attempt so be aware. The only time access will be requested is if a customer has scheduled an appointment for services such as a Home Energy Checkup. Electric meter readers will access customer yards, since meters are located outside of homes and residences. If someone claiming to be from PNM requests access to the inside of your home, do not allow them in and call PNM immediately at 1-888-DIAL-PNM (1-888-342-5766.) For more information on PNM Customer Service initiatives, visit:

League of Women Voters Offer Numerous Online Voting Resources

The League of Women Voters has a comprehensive website that offers many resources for voters this election year. There will be a general election on Tuesday, November 7, and residents are encouraged to learn as much as possible about candidates and issues that will be on voter ballots in several areas around New Mexico. To learn more about the election and to see what voter resources are available, visit: