Councilor Dan Lewis is pleased to present the draft Sector Development Plan (SDP) for Volcano Trails in the Volcano Mesa area. The area consists of approximately 400 acres, located along the volcanic Escarpment of the City's Northwest Mesa.
Contact Information: Mikaela Renz-Whitmore at 505-924-3932 in Long Range Planning or at 505-768-3189 in City Council Services.
Update as of August 26, 2011
The Plan was adopted by City Council on August 15, 2011. The Plan has been sent to the Mayor for his signature and will be posted here.
The following amendments to the SDP were adopted at the August 15, 2011 City Council hearing:
- Floor Amendment 1: Clean Up About PDF Files [pdf, 697KB]
- Floor Amendment 2: Neighborhood Design About PDF Files [pdf, 20.6KB]
- Floor Amendment 3: Sidewalk Design About PDF Files [pdf, 19.2KB]
- Floor Amendment 4: Utility Clearances About PDF Files [pdf, 20.3KB]
- Floor Amendment 5: VTUR Buffer About PDF Files [pdf, 17.1KB]
Amendments to the SDP adopted by the Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee can be reviewed here.
Staff prepared the following memo in response to public comments at the May 11, 2011 LUPZ hearing:
- Volcano Trails LUPZ Responses/Comments, May 11, 2011 About PDF Files [pdf, 32.8KB]
Red-Green-Blue (RGB) Version prepared for the LUPZ Hearing May 11, 2011
Planning staff has revised the red-line version of the draft Plan to incorporate the conditions of approval from the March 3, 2011 EPC hearing in preparation for the Land-Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) hearing May 11, 2011 (see details below).
- Changes in green indicate new edits and additions made since the March 3, 2011 EPC hearing.
- May 2011 Volcano Trails SDP – RGB Line [pdf, 8.74MB]
Red-line Version prepared for the EPC Hearing March 3, 2011
Planning staff revised the original draft Volcano Trails SDP based on public, staff, and agency comments received before and after the November EPC hearing. The following draft includes all changes to the original document.
- Changes in red indicate conditions of approval introduced at the Nov. 4 hearing.
- Changes in blue indicate revisions based on comments received after the Nov. 4 hearing.
- March 2011 Volcano Trails SDP – Red-line About PDF Files [pdf, 6.48MB]
Original Draft prepared for the EPC Hearing Sept. 2, 2010
Volcano Trails is one of three sector development plans being developed for the area referred to as Volcano Mesa. Each plan contains goals, policies, and regulations that address land use, transportation, and environment/open space.
- The Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan is north of Paseo del Norte and west of Universe Boulevard.
- The Volcano Cliffs Sector Development Plan is south of Paseo del Norte and bordered by the Petroglyph National Monument to the east and Major Public Open Space owned by the City of Albuquerque to the west.
- The Volcano Heights Sector Development Plan is north of Paseo del Norte and east of Universe Boulevard.
- Volcano Mesa Map - Three Area Plans About PDF Files [pdf, 5.51MB]
Planning staff revised the document to meet conditions of approval from the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC).
Once the City Council received EPC recommendations from the City administration, a request for adoption was introduced at the City Council meeting May 2, 2011. The Plan was heard by the LUPZ committee on May 11, 2011 and June 15, 2011. LUPZ forwarded the Plan to the full Council with a recommendation of “Do Pass.”
After deferring the August 1, 2011 hearing, City Council adopted the Plan on August 15, 2011. The Plan was sent to the Mayor for his signature on Thursday, August 25, 2011.
The Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan was been submitted to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) for review and recommendation to City Council. The first hearing was Thursday, September 2, 2010 which was continued for 60 days to November 4, 2010. The November EPC Hearing was deferred 60 days to February 3, 2011 , which was deferred a second time to March 3, 2011. At the March 3, 2011 Hearing, the EPC voted to send the Volcano Trails Sector Development Plan to the City Council with a recommendation of approval.
- Volcano Trails Official Notice of Decision About PDF Files [pdf, 94.0KB]