Do you know your zone? You may be eligible for a free zoning conversion!
Know Your Zone
Did you know that your zoning changed as of May 17, 2018 when the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) went into effect? You’re not alone! All zoning in the City of Albuquerque changed.
The IDO converted over 1,200 zones into a new set of about 20 zones that generally allow the same uses.
The City is kicking off an ad campaign to encourage property owners to check their new IDO zone and, if it doesn’t seem right, to let them know that they may be eligible for a free zone conversion until May 2019. (More info below.)
Look for ads in the Journal, the Alibi, on local radio stations, and on the backs of buses!
To look up your zone, visit this IDO Zone Look-up Map, type in your address in the search bar, click on your property, and then read the zone district shown in a pop-up box. A link in the pop-up box will open a PDF with the uses allowed in that zone.
Voluntary Zoning Conversions
The City of Albuquerque is offering a free, one-year process for property owners to convert their IDO zoning to address 5 issues that the initial zoning conversion did not fix.
The project webpage offers explanations of each issue, including how to look up whether it might apply to your property. There are downloadable information brochures for property owners in English and Spanish, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and resources for Neighborhood Associations who may want to help their members navigate this process.
The ABC-Z project team is offering appointments and takes walk-ins on Friday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. You can also email email@example.com or call 924-3860 and ask to speak to a Long Range staff member any time.
Many of you have put pins on your property for staff to review for this follow-up conversion effort, and we are hard at work analyzing all of them. If you haven’t yet but want to, you can still put a pin on your property using this online form.
If you know you are eligible and are ready to opt in, the Property Owner Request and Agreement Form is ready! You can download this PDF in English or Spanish and fill it out electronically or print it, fill it out, and return it to us by mail, email, or in-person delivery.
• Mail: CABQ Planning Department, UDD/Long Range, PO Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• In person delivery: Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102. Bring form(s) to the Development Review Services desk on the west side of the ground floor of the building.