City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-20-6   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Designating The Main Library Located At 501 Copper Avenue NW As A City Landmark (Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-6

COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-6 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton

Designating The Main Library Located At 501 Copper Avenue NW As A City Landmark (Benton)
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3-22-3 NMSA 1978 of the Historic District
and Landmark Act the City Council, the governing body of the City of Albuquerque, has the authority to adopt zoning districts designating certain
areas as historical areas and to adopt and enforce regulations and restrictions
within such district relating to the erection, alteration and destruction of those
exterior features of buildings and other structures subject to public view from any public street, way or other public place; and
WHEREAS, the authority conferred by the Historic District and Landmark
Act is consistent with the authority of the City Council to amend the Zone Map [A1]for the physical development of areas within the planning and platting jurisdiction of the City as authorized by Section 3-19-3, NMSA 1978, and by the City of Albuquerque's home rule powers; and
WHEREAS, the Integrated Development Ordinance Section 14-16-6-7(C)(3)(c) provides the criteria for the designation of a City Landmark; and
WHEREAS, the protection, reuse, and enhancement of significant historic
buildings and districts is a goal of the 2017 Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, the property owner consents to the designation of the property as a City of Albuquerque Landmark; and
WHEREAS, the Main Library has historic and cultural significance through its listing on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places; and
WHEREAS, the Landmarks Commission, in its advisory role on historic preservation matters recommended City Council approval of the Landmark designation for the Main Library at their January 8th 2020 hearing.

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