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File #: R-22-64   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/7/2022
Enactment date: 9/23/2022 Enactment #: R-2022-069
Title: Calling For A Stay Of Enforcement On Section 14-16-4-3(B)(6)(c) Related To Townhouse Development In The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) For A Time Period Of One Year Or Until The 2022 IDO Annual Update Has Been Enacted, Whichever Occurs First (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-64
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/23/2022 City Clerk Published  Action details
9/19/2022 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
9/12/2022 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
9/7/2022 City Council PassedPass Action details
8/15/2022 City Council Introduced  Action details
8/15/2022 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-64 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Calling For A Stay Of Enforcement On Section 14-16-4-3(B)(6)(c) Related To Townhouse Development In The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) For A Time Period Of One Year Or Until The 2022 IDO Annual Update Has Been Enacted, Whichever Occurs First (Benton)
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WHEREAS, Townhouse development in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) is a permitted land use in several residential zone districts and several mixed-use zone districts; and
WHEREAS, Townhouses are a form of low-density residential development that are sometimes ideal for infill development; and
WHEREAS, Townhouse development is generally an appropriate type and scale of housing next to, or as a transition from, established lower-density residential development; and
WHEREAS, the IDO has existing mechanisms to protect the scale of low-density residential development such as the Neighborhood Edge provisions requiring reduced building height when in close proximity to low-density residential development in a low-density residential zone; and
WHEREAS, Townhouse development is aligned with city policy to incentivize and encourage diverse housing types, particularly in Urban Centers, Main Street Corridors, and Premium Transit Corridors; and
WHEREAS, IDO Section 14-16-4-3(B)(6)(c) imposes certain limitations on townhouses requiring: "For properties on which the rear or side lot line abuts an R-A or R1 zone district or on which the rear lot line is across an alley from an R-A or R-1 zone district, no townhouse dwelling may contain more than 3 dwelling units." (Pg. 156); and
WHEREAS, this is one of at least two requirements for Townhouses aimed promoting neighborhood compatibility in terms of building scale and physical relationship; and
WHEREAS, even without section 14-16-4-3(B)(6)(c) the IDO includes provisions to p...

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