City Leaders Session Focuses on Historic Preservation

The Planning Department is offering a City Leaders learning opportunity for community members interested in historic preservation. Participants will hear from the City’s historic preservation staff about how neighborhoods are protected and preserved, and how community members can help with these efforts in their neighborhoods. We’ll also take time to explore both traditional and new housing opportunities for Albuquerque residents, such as casitas (accessory dwelling units), which are now allowed in all residential areas, as well as new proposals for meeting housing and economic development needs in the City. The Session takes place Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Special Collections Library, 432 Central Avenue NE. For more information, visit:

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.


IDO Update Public Meetings Coming Up This Week

Interested in citywide IDO Zoning Updates? Attend a public meeting to review and discuss the proposed citywide changes with Planning staff.

  • Thursday, October 12, 5:30 – 7 pm via Zoom
  • Friday, October 13, Noon – 1:30 pm via Zoom
    • Zoom Meeting Link:  Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282 / Passcode: CABQ
  • To attend by phone: (669) 444-9171

Want to stay up-to-date? Follow the 2023 IDO Annual Update throughout the City’s review and decision process on the project webpage at:

Comprehensive Plan Update 2023

It has been six years since the adoption of the 2017 Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan and now it’s time to give the City’s Rank 1 Plan an update. This year’s Comprehensive Plan Update will focus on the city’s progress since its original adoption, as well as bringing in new policies and actions from plans and reports that have been approved and adopted since 2017.  Please visit the Comprehensive Plan website at: for more information. Upcoming meetings are listed below.

  • Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center
  • Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center
  • Monday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m., International District Library
  • Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m., Alvarado Transportation Center
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m., Westgate Community Center
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 12:00 noon via Zoom

Northwest Area Command Hosts “Coffee with a Cop” This Thursday

You are invited to join the officers of the Northwest Area Command this Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m. for “Coffee with a Cop.” This event is open to the public and takes place at the Keller Williams Realty Office, 6240 Riverside Plaza NW. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and enjoy some complimentary coffee. To learn more, visit: