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Planning & Development Services

The Planning Section is responsible for a wide range of short and long-term development functions, including administration of land use ordinances (i.e. subdivision, zoning and impact fees), and drafting plans, studies and ordinances.

The Planning Department processes all current land use cases (zone changes/Special Use Permits, master plans, plan amendments, sector plans) for the County.

In June 2018 the Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners adopted the East Route 66 Sector Development Plan. This plan created a new, optional property zoning to allow specific commercial uses along Route 66 that provide services for East Mountain residents and for tourists driving along the historic Mother Road.

The original plan included only the eastern two miles of the roadway, from Dressage Road east to the County Line. Based on the success of that effort, Bernalillo County is considering extending the boundary of the sector development plan west to include more properties.

This update will explore opportunities for economic development, multimodal transportation, natural resource conservation, and cultural appreciation along Route 66 in the East Mountains.

This plan will rely on public involvement to determine which properties and which uses make the most sense for East Route 66. Please join us for a public kickoff on December 12.

To view a postcard advertising the public kickoff, click here.

Date: Thursday Dec. 12, 2019
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Multipurpose Room, Los Vecinos Community Center (478 ½ New Mexico 333, Tijeras, NM 87059)

There will be additional opportunities for public involvement. Please continue to refer to this page.

To view the adopted 2018 East Route 66 Sector Development Plan, click here.

For further information contact:
Mino Savoca
Planning & Development Services
O: (505) 314-0361


111 Union Square SE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505) 314-0350
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email: planning@bernco.gov

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