IDO Annual Updates 2022 Documents Available Online

IDO Annual Update 2022

The changes in the City’s zoning code adopted by City Council have been incorporated into the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). The changes go into effect July 27, 2023

Staff will hold training sessions on the IDO, including new changes, in early Fall. 

IDO Versions
Effective Document (PDF – large file size best for printing)
Archive Draft – shows changes as colored text with footnotes
PDF – large file size best for printing
Interactive document – optimized PDF best for viewing in a web browser


Affordable Housing Engagement Event April 11th

Housing Forward Proposed IDO Changes

Housing Forward Proposed Building Heights

Housing Forward ABQ: Increasing housing supply and promoting access for all.
Please visit our website for more information on the administration’s policy and zoning proposals.

City Council Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee, Wednesday, April 12, 5 PM:

IDO Annual Update 2022 Meeting April 12th

The City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee will hear proposed citywide changes to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5 pm. This hybrid meeting takes place in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers in the basement of City Hall and via Zoom. See Zoom details below. 

These citywide text amendments are legislative, so you may speak to Councilors directly about any of the proposed changes. 

For questions, please contact the Council Planning Manager, Shanna Schultz:

Attend the Hearing

  • See the Agenda posted here for details, including instructions for giving verbal comments at the hearing.
  • Zoom link
  • Phone: +1 346 248 7799
    • Zoom ID: 865 5109 8208

Review Proposed Changes

Send Written Comments
Email the Clerk of the Council, Mandi Hinojos,


City of Albuquerque NW Area Housing Forward Meeting

Dear NW Area Albuquerque Neighbors, 

Join us for the Northwest area Housing Forward Meeting, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart St., NW.

You are invited to learn more, ask questions, share your views and ideas on the City’s efforts to expand housing opportunities for Albuquerque residents. Let us know you are coming by registering here today!

To learn more in advance of the meeting, visit Housing Forward ABQ

Not able to attend?  Contact us to share your comments, questions, and suggestions. 

IDO Lighting Regulations Update Kickoff Meeting March 30th

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.

Review Existing Regulations