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Information about the Planning Department.

The Albuquerque Planning Department provides a full range of services from processing building permits to developing long range, regional plans and policies. The department also houses several quasi-judicial boards and commissions.

Planning Department Location

Plaza del Sol, 600 Second NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103

Telephone: (505) 924-3860

Business hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Notices

Project #1001620, 14EPC-40070 :  Proposed Text Amendments to the Zoning Code At its regularly scheduled public hearing on December 11, 2014, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will consider text amendments to Zoning Code Section 14-16-3-5, General Sign Regulations, and other text amendments (if any) needed to create internal consistency in the Zoning Code. The proposed text amendments would apply City-wide.

The proposed text amendments would allow existing signs (billboards), within 660 feet of the right-of-way of Interstate 40 and within 660 feet of the right-of-way of Interstate 25, to become electronic signs (billboards) without forfeiting their status as lawful, non-conforming signs. The proposed bill (O-14-25) can be found by searching for it at:   https://cabq.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx

Please contact Catalina Lehner-AICP, Senior Planner, at (505) 924-3935 or clehner@cabq.gov for more information. Please submit any comments to her no later than December 2, 2014.

  • Bikeways & Trails Facility Plan - Posted September 11, 2014
    • On October 9, 2014, the Environmental Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of the Bikeways & Trails Facility Plan to City Council. For more information go to the Bikeways & Trails Facility Plan or contact Carrie Barkhurst at 505-924-3879.
  • Project #1001620, 14EPC-40070:  Proposed Text Amendments to the Zoning Code – At its regularly scheduled public hearing on November 13, 2014, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will consider the addition of a new Section 14-16-3-24 to the Zoning Code, and an associated text amendment to Section 14-16-1-5, Definitions.
    • The proposed text amendments would apply City-wide.
    • Please contact Catalina Lehner-AICP, Senior Planner, at 505-924-3935 or clehner@cabq.gov for more information.  Please submit any comments no later than November 5, 2014.
  • Proposed Text Amendment to the East Gateway Sector Development Plan Project - at EPC Thursday, October 9, 2014.  Project #1009415, 14EPC-40052:  At its regularly scheduled public hearing on October 9, 2014, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will consider a text amendment to the East Gateway Sector Development Plan to clarify the regulation regarding lighted signage near residential areas. The intent of the regulation was to protect residential areas from excess lighting, while allowing reasonable lighting on commercial properties. The amendment clarifies the language so that lighting is allowed on commercial property, but will not face solely residential uses. Please contact Maggie Gould at 505-924-3910 for more information.
  • Update to the Coors Corridor Plan - posted August 18, 2014. The Environmental Planning Commission will continue hearing the Plan on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.), in the Planning Department Hearing Room, Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd Street NW, Basement Level. For more information go to Coors Corridor Plan or contact: Carol Toffaleti 505-924-3345.

      • Neighborhood News - September/October 2014 edition has been posted.  As per the June/July 2014 edition of the Neighborhood News, page 10, the newsletter will no longer be mailed.  The current newsletter and archived editions can be found here.
      • As of September 5, 2014, The Office of Neighborhood Coordination has moved from the basement of Plaza del Sol to the 4th floor, Room 440, east side of the building, behind the elevators.  Staff and phone numbers remain the same.

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