City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-19-72   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 8/5/2019 In control: Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee
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Title: Amending ?14-20, The "Dilapidated Commercial Buildings And Properties Ordinance" To Implement Permanent Procedures Following The Conclusion Of A 24-Month Pilot Project (Harris)
Attachments: 1. O-72
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-72 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Don Harris


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Amending ?14-20, The "Dilapidated Commercial Buildings And Properties Ordinance" To Implement Permanent Procedures Following The Conclusion Of A 24-Month Pilot Project (Harris)
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WHEREAS, dilapidated commercial buildings and properties are often vacant and unattended to by responsible parties which tends to hasten further dilapidation if unchecked by the City; and
WHEREAS, dilapidated commercial buildings and properties often exist in highly visible locations because of their past and future potential for commercial viability, and can significantly contribute to blight within the City; and
WHEREAS, dilapidated commercial buildings and properties present general health, safety, and welfare concerns for the City because of dangerous physical deterioration, by providing potential venues for illicit activity, and by negatively impacting surrounding property values and economic development opportunities; and
WHEREAS, monitoring and enforcing existing zoning rules against dilapidated commercial buildings and properties presents several challenges including limited enforcement options and resource constraints; and
WHEREAS, establishing a dilapidated commercial building and property ordinance will help responsible parties and city zoning enforcement alike identify specific requirements for remediation and work together toward such remediation for the betterment of the community; and
WHEREAS, The City conducted a 24-month pilot project of the Dilapidated Commercial Buildings Ordinance in City Council Districts Six and Nine; and
WHEREAS, 25 buildings over the last 24-months have been brought into compliance by making necessary improvements, ranging from re-paving a parking lot to demolition and construction of a new building; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Department has affirmed in their re...

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