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On August 10th, 2011 the first Land Use, Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) hearing was held for the Downtown Neighborhood Area Sector Development Plan (DNA SDP). At this hearing there was a presentation from the Planning staff and public comment was received.

The second LUPZ hearing will be held on Wednesday September 14th, 2011 at 5pm on the City Council Committee Room, 9th Floor of City Hall. This hearing will include the Council Planning Staff response to comments and concerns received to date and a further opportunity for public comment. The Red/Blue/Green line draft of the DNA SDP will be available on the Council website at the end of today (due to technical issues the information may not be available immediately on the Planning website):

This red/blue/green-line version of the DNASDP (C/S R-11-225) is intended to replace the current version of the DNASDP that is attached to R-11-225. This Committee Substitute incorporates the majority of the minor and technical changes contained in the Post EPC (6.9.2011) Draft of the DNASDP as well as additional changes recommended by Council staff. The Committee Substitute does not contain any of the changes to the Plan’s Proposed Zoning Map that were recommended in the EPC’s Official Notification of Decision but rather returns to the original Proposed Zoning Map that was contained EPC Draft 10.28.2010. The reason for this is that, given the sensitive and quasi-judicial nature of zone changes, staff will be presenting detailed analysis of all of the individual zone change requests that have been made and will ask for the Committee to consider the merits of and vote on each of the requests separately.

The Proposed Committee Substitute contains changes in red, blue, and green font, depending on when the change was made.
· Red font = changes that correspond to recommended Conditions of Approval that were contained in the April 7, 2011, staff report (Project #1008570 – 10EPC40063) that the EPC agreed to and are included as recommended Conditions of Approval in the Official Notification of Decision

1 Blue font = changes that correspond to additional Conditions of Approval that were developed by the EPC during the April 7, 2011, hearing and included in the Official Notification of Decision

2 Green font = changes proposed by Council staff
The sole purpose of this system of different colored fonts is to help the public and staff keep track of which changes were made and when. It is not necessary to differentiate between different colors of changes but just to note that a change is being proposed. The City Council’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee will consider this proposed Committee Substitute at its September 14, 2011, hearing.

The public is encouraged to attend hearings to share comments about the plan. Written comments can also be submitted as testimony. You may present comments verbally at the LUPZ and/or City Council hearings and /or send written comments to the clerk of the Council, Crystal Ortega, for inclusion in the file. Written comments may also be submitted in person the day of the hearing for consideration. Comments received after a public hearing will be included in the case file to be considered at the next step in the approval process.

US Mail: Crystal Ortega, Clerk of the Council
City of Albuquerque City Council
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Attention: Crystal Ortega

Thank you for taking the time to be involved in this community planning effort.
Kind regards,

Petra Morris
Long Range Planning Section
Urban Design & Development Division
City of Albuquerque Planning Department
600 Second Street NW, 3rd Floor
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-924-3339 fax