Planning Department Online Resources Available for Residents

Did you know you can find information about projects or development going on in your neighborhood?

The Planning Department’s Land Management System (LMS) can be used to search various types of permit requests, including type of permit, status, issuance date and other pertinent information. An account is not required in order to use the system’s search features.

DRB, EPC and ZHE Public Hearings
The Development Review Board (DRB), Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) and Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) offer functions associated with project review. Applications to these hearing bodies includes notification to property owners and neighborhood associations. A periodic check of the respective websites will also help to track proposals as they work their way through the review process.

City Council’s LUPZ Committee Hearing #1 May 5th

The City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee will review proposed changes to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), the City’s zoning code, on Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

For details on how to join the Zoom meeting, please refer to the LUPZ agenda, available here: Legistar Calendar
This first LUPZ hearing will include a presentation from staff, and public comments will be taken.

You can also send written comments via email to the City Clerk:
Note: For amendments affecting only a small area, City Council will be acting quasi-judicially (i.e. similar to judges). For that reason, you cannot contact your Councilor directly with comments about proposed changes to small area regulations. Instead, contact Council planning staff:
Petra Morris:
Shanna Schultz:

LUPZ materials for review: Ordinance to adopt IDO Annual Update 2020: O-21-60 Proposed City Council LUPZ Amendments Redline Draft 

More details about the 2020 IDO Annual Update: Project Webpage

Wintergreen Apartments DRB Review March 10th


The Development Review Board will hold the hearing for the Wintergreen Apartments on Golf Course and Westside on March 10th. The item is fourth on the agenda. The agenda includes information on accessing the DRB meeting. 

Access Information for March 10th meeting:
Remote Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 971 2788 6627
+1 312 626 6799 US or find your local number:

Westside Blvd. Widening Project


The Road Warrior column in the Albuquerque Journal (2/14/2021) quotes Johnny Chandler, Public Information Coordinator for Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development as saying “we are scheduled to start construction on the widening of Westside Blvd. NW this month.”

The City reviewed the Westside widening plans with the community in 2019. There was concern raised at that meeting about not needing any additional Noise Barriers after the City completed sound studies at that time.

Residents of the HOA who are concerned or have questions about the construction or noise levels can contact the following City representatives.

City Councilor: Cynthia Borrego –

Project Manager: Savannah Torres  –

Planning and Programming Manager: Debbie

District 5 Key Legislative Projects


February 11, 2021

Dear District 5 City Council Constituent:

City Council District 5 is working on several key legislative projects in addition to several smaller projects. These projects include Paseo del Norte NW’s Expansion and the Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational Center. Paseo del Norte NW is currently in the design phase, conducted by WH Pacific at a cost to the City of $2.36 million. The design to build an additional east and west bound lane, as well as bicycle paths and a multi-use trail should be completed by late fall 2021.

The next step is the acquisition of over 80 properties to be used for road right of way once the property survey is completed. Then the construction of the Paseo del Norte and Unser Blvd. intersection cross-section will take place. The project cost in its entirety is estimated to be $45 million. The City’s share of the cost is $26 million. We have already acquired $17.5 million, more than ½ the necessary funding to construct additional capacity. I am asking the NM State Legislature to fill the remaining funding gap at this 2021 Legislative Session. Please speak or write to your State Legislators and Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham to ask for their assistance. Let’s get this done together!

At a cost of $2.3 million, the City is already in the process of designing the Cibola Loop Mutigenerational Center on ~20 acres of land owned by the City slated for an entire Community Complex, to eventually include a library and pool. As there are currently no multi-generational centers nor senior centers north of I-40, this is an important City Council District 5 project expected to fill a gap in community amenities and services. There are also no libraries north of Montano Blvd. The Multi-Generational Center Complex is proposed to encompass a two-level complex of approximately 29,780 gross square feet including administrative offices, classrooms, locker rooms, a fitness center, kitchen, aerobics/dance room, game room, social hall, and climbing gym. Programmed activities will help meet the community needs to include services ranging from senior meals to all-age fitness opportunities and youth programming.

This year, my office is requesting from the State Legislature provision of $10 million in funding to construct the first floor of the Cibola Loop Multi-Generational Center. Please contact your State Senators and Representatives to ask for their support for this important District 5 community amenity that will serve Albuquerque’s North Westside side for generations to come.

For questions regarding these and other projects call my office at 505-768-3189 or send an email to

Your Legislators are as follows:
Sen. Katy Duhigg, NM State Senate District 10: 505-397-8823,
Rep. Karen Bash, NM State House District 68: 505-986-4236,

Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA
City Council President, District 5
Office: (505) 768-3178