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File #: R-20-57   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: 6/9/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-060
Title: Adopting City Policy To Allow For The Establishment Of Parklets (Borrego, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. R-57.pdf, 2. R-57final
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/9/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/8/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/3/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/1/2020 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
6/1/2020 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
6/1/2020 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
6/1/2020 City Council AmendedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-57 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Cynthia D. Borrego and Diane G. Gibson


RESOLUTION
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Adopting City Policy To Allow For The Establishment Of Parklets (Borrego, Gibson)
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ADOPTING CITY POLICY TO ALLOW FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PARKLETS.
WHEREAS, Parklets, also locally referred to as parquitos, are small public areas or commercial spaces supporting an adjacent business in which a curbside parking space is replaced with a seating area or gathering space that encourages additional activity along a street; Parklets may span one or more on-street parking spaces (or the equivalent curbside space); and
WHEREAS, the 2019 update to the Development Process Manual (DPM) proposes to establish policy for the development of Parklets; and
WHEREAS, the 2019 update to the DPM update has not yet been enacted; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 public health emergency makes the need for Parklets more immediate; and
WHEREAS, Parklets can provide adjacent retail and restaurant businesses with additional on street space for seating and other uses; and
WHEREAS, the provision of Parklets can activate the built environment by creating vibrant on street spaces; and
WHEREAS, the provision of Parklets can support the adjacent small businesses through the provision of additional outdoor space and the creation of a sense of place; and
WHEREAS, Parklets further several goals and policies within the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan, particularly in the Transportation (Ch. 6), Urban Design (Ch. 7), and Economic Development (Ch. 8) Chapters; and
WHEREAS, Section 7-5(H)(5) of the 2019 update to the DPM establishes a definition, appropriateness, and design guidance for future Parklets; and
WHEREAS, Section 7-5(H)(5) is attached to this Resolution as Exhibit A.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE...

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