City of Albuquerque
File #: O-24-17   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/18/2024 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/17/2024
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adopting A Small Area Text Amendment To The Integrated Development Ordinance To Require Development Standards, Including Building Height Stepdowns, Landscape Buffering, Building Design, And Parking Reductions, For Properties Located Adjacent To The Rail Trail (Baca, by request)
Sponsors: Joaquin Baca (By Request)
Attachments: 1. O-17, 2. O-17 Supporting Documents_ PR-2018-001843_RZ-2023-00043_Rail Trail_
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/17/2024 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
6/17/2024 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/3/2024 City Council PostponedPass Action details
5/20/2024 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
5/15/2024 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
4/10/2024 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee PostponedPass Action details
3/18/2024 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
3/18/2024 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SIXTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-24-17 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Joaqu?n Baca, by request


ORDINANCE
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Adopting A Small Area Text Amendment To The Integrated Development Ordinance To Require Development Standards, Including Building Height Stepdowns, Landscape Buffering, Building Design, And Parking Reductions, For Properties Located Adjacent To The Rail Trail (Baca, by request)
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WHEREAS, the City Council adopted an updated Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan ("ABC Comp Plan") in 2017 via R-16-108 (Enactment No. R-2017-026); and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) to implement Comp Plan Goals and Policies; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque's Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency (MRA) has been planning the Albuquerque Rail Trail since 2020, and the Rail Trail's design reflects input from community members, City staff from MRA, Parks and Recreation, and Municipal Development, consultants, and the Rail Trail Steering Committee; and
WHEREAS, the MRA has requested a small area text amendment to the IDO to facilitate and encourage development along the planned Rail Trail corridor that will enhance it for the enjoyment, security, and safety of users; and
WHEREAS, the proposed amendment includes a building height stepdown and an outdoor seating and gathering area requirement that seek to create an attractive and active pedestrian realm directly along the Rail Trail; and
WHEREAS, the City held public review meetings for proposed amendments in the 2023 IDO Annual update, including small area amendments, on October 12, October 13, and November 17, 2023; and
WHEREAS, the City offered a Pre-submittal Neighborhood Meeting as required by the IDO and held the meeting on September 20, 2023 to present and discuss the Rail Trail proposed changes, respond to questions, and gather feedback; and
WHEREAS, the City provided all...

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