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  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning for Residential-Limited Townhouse

    Posted Under: General Area in Albuquerque, Home Buying in Albuquerque, Home Selling in Albuquerque  |  December 24, 2012 1:18 PM  |  603 views  |  No comments
    § 14-16-2-8  R-LT RESIDENTIAL ZONE.

         This zone provides suitable sites for houses, limited townhouses, and uses incidental thereto in the Established and Central Urban areas.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     Uses permissive in the R-1 zone, except:

                   (a)     Agricultural animal keeping (§ 14-16-2-6(A)(2)(b)) is not permitted: and

                   (b)     Front yard parking of recreational vehicles (§ 14-16-2-6(A)(2)(h)3.) is not permitted.

              (2)     Townhouses, provided:

                   (a)     There shall be only one dwelling unit per lot; and

                   (b)     No more than two dwelling units shall be in a building.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Uses conditional in the R-1 zone.

              (2)     Townhouses with three dwelling units per building and one dwelling unit per lot.  Such townhouses existing in the R-LT zone prior to the effective date of this Zoning Code shall be considered approved conditional uses.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Lot Size.

              (1)     For a townhouse, except as provided in division (2) below, minimum lot area shall be 3,200 square feet; minimum lot width shall be 24 feet.

              (2)     For a townhouse in a Family Housing Development or for a townhouse on a lot with vehicle access only to the rear yard from an alley, minimum lot area shall be 2,560 square feet; minimum lot width shall be 20 feet.

              (3)     For a house, except as provided in division (4) below, minimum lot area shall be 4,000 square feet; minimum lot width shall be 40 feet.

              (4)     For a house in a Family Housing Development or for a house on a lot with vehicle access only to the rear yard from an alley or for a lot with a detached garage located in the rear yard and accessed by a driveway with a maximum width of 12 feet in the front yard and in the side yard abutting the side of the dwelling, minimum lot area shall be 3,200 square feet; minimum lot width shall be 32 feet.

         (E)     Setback.

              (1)     There shall be a front yard setback of not less than 15 feet, except driveways shall not be less than 20 feet long.

              (2)     For lots created after January 1, 2005 and for lots granted conditional use approval, if one of the following conditions is met, then there shall be a front yard setback of not less than 10 feet:

                   (a)     There is no front yard driveway and vehicle access is only to the rear yard from an alley, or

                   (b)     The garage is set back not less than 25 feet and comprises no more than 50% of the width of the street-facing building facade and driveways and off-street parking areas cover no more than 60% of the area of the front yard.

              (3)     There shall be no required side-yard setback, except:

                   (a)     There shall be ten feet on the street side of corner lots; and

                   (b)     There shall be five feet from a side lot line that separates the R-LT zone from another zone.

              (4)     There shall be a rear-yard setback of:

                   (a)     Not less than 15 feet; or

                   (b)     For houses with offset rear lot lines, not less than five feet, provided that the average rear yard setback is not less than 15 feet.  Such reduced setbacks are allowed only when approved by the Planning Director and specified on a subdivision plat for not less than two back-to-back lots.

                   (c)     For lots created after January 1, 2005, if alleys are provided, either a second story heated space or the rear yard wall or fence shall provide a view of the alley.

              (5)     There shall be a distance of not less than ten feet between residential buildings.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking.

              (1)     Off-street parking spaces shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

              (2)     Maximum front yard setback area that can be an improved parking and maneuvering area: 75%, but no more than 27 feet in width or the width of the front of the garage, whichever is wider, perpendicular to the curb.

              (3)     Parking on any portion of a front yard setback area, other than the improved parking and maneuvering areas, is prohibited.

         (G)     Usable Open Space. Usable open space shall be provided on-site at 800 square feet per townhouse dwelling unit or 600 square feet per townhouse dwelling unit with vehicle access only to the rear yard from an alley.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-12)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 85-1978; Am. Ord. 54-1980; Am. Ord. 3-1986; Am. Ord. 12-1990; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord. 69-1990; Am. Ord. 15-1999; Am. Ord. 44-2005; Am. Ord. 17-2007; Am. Ord. 19-2010)

  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning Mobile Home Residential Zone

    Posted Under: General Area in Albuquerque, Home Buying in Albuquerque, Home Selling in Albuquerque  |  December 24, 2012 1:15 PM  |  645 views  |  No comments
    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-7  MH RESIDENTIAL ZONE.

         This zone provides suitable sites for mobile home developments.  This zone may be located only where other types of residential development of comparable densities would be considered appropriate.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     Mobile homes used as residences, one per lot, provided that the mobile homes are skirted with materials compatible with the siding of the mobile home unless the unit is situated at ground level.

              (2)     Accessory uses permissive in the R-1 zone.

              (3)     Growing plants, noncommercial.

              (4)     Office of up to 400 square feet for managing a mobile home park which is on the same premises.
              (5)     Private Commons Development, not less than two acres in area, if allowed in a Sector Development Plan or area plan governing the site.

              (6)     Public park.

              (7)     Public utility structure, provided its location is in accord with an adopted facility plan and a site development plan for building permit purposes has been approved by the Planning Commission.

              (8)     Signs.  Signs shall comply with § 14-16-3-5(D) of the Zoning Code.  Signs advertising accessory uses shall be visible primarily within the mobile home park and shall not be displayed to the general public.

              (9)     Wireless Telecommunications Facility which is concealed or located on a public utility structure, provided the requirements of § 14-16-3-17 of this Zoning Code are met.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Uses conditional in the R-1 zone.

              (2)     Uses permissive in the C-1 zone, provided that the nonresidential conditional uses are limited to types and amounts which are justified to serve the residents of the contiguous MH zone area.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Lot Size.

              (1)     Minimum area for a residential lot shall be 4,000 square feet.

              (2)     On all streets oriented north and south or within 30° of this axis, minimum residential lot width shall be 45 feet.

              (3)     On all streets not oriented north and south or within 30° of this axis, residential lot width shall be 40 feet.

         (E)     Setback (excluding hitches).

              (1)     There shall be a front yard setback of not less than 15 feet, except setback for a garage or carport shall not be less than 20 feet.

              (2)     Side yard setbacks which are interior, i.e., measured from side lot lines which are not adjacent to streets, shall be either:

                   (a)     Not less than five feet on each side;

                   (b)     There shall be one side yard setback of not less than ten feet on one side (on a corner lot, it shall be on the street side).  The other side yard setback shall be at least five feet, except that it may be reduced or eliminated if the owner of the abutting lot agrees in writing, and the agreement is included with the application for a building permit.  If the abutting lot is owned by a different person, the agreement shall be recorded with the County Clerk.

              (3)     There shall be a rear yard setback of not less than ten feet.

              (4)     There shall be a distance of not less than ten feet between residential structures; structures attached to mobile homes are considered residential structures for the purpose of this division (4).

              (5)     See also § 14-16-3-3(B) of the Zoning Code.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking. Off-street parking spaces shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of the Zoning Code.

         (G)     Usable Open Space.  Usable open space shall be provided on site at 1,200 square feet per dwelling unit.

         (H)     Zone Area.  The contiguous area zoned MH shall be three acres or more.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-11)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 42-1981; Am. Ord. 12-1990; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord. 10-1995; Am. Ord. 9-1999; Am. Ord. 19-2010)

  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning R-1 Residential Zone

    Posted Under: General Area in Albuquerque, Home Buying in Albuquerque, Home Selling in Albuquerque  |  December 24, 2012 1:11 PM  |  1,172 views  |  2 comments
    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-6  R-1 RESIDENTIAL ZONE.

         This zone provides suitable sites for houses and uses incidental thereto in the Established and Central Urban areas.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     House, one per lot.

              (2)     Accessory use:

                   (a)     Accessory structure (noncommercial) for garage, storage, recreation, hobby, greenhouse, bathhouse, or for the keeping or housing of domestic pets, other allowed animals or agricultural products.

                   (b)     Agricultural animal keeping, for noncommercial purposes, as follows: rabbits and similar animals, poultry, pigeons.  Cows, horses, goats or sheep, provided the number of animals does not exceed one cow or horse for each 10,000 square feet of open lot area, or one sheep or goat for each 4,000 square feet of open lot area, or equivalent combination, provided the lot has an area of at least 21,780 square feet.  Animals shall be so controlled that they cannot graze on any other premises.  Animals under four months old are not counted.

                   (c)     Garage and yard sale, provided:

                        1.     No more than one sale at a given dwelling in any 12-month period.  The duration of the garage or yard sale shall not exceed three consecutive days.

                        2.     No items shall be purchased for a garage or yard sale for the purpose of resale; items shall be of the type normally accumulated by a household.

                        3.     One non-illuminated sign not exceeding six square feet in area shall be permitted.  The sign shall pertain to the garage or yard sale only and shall be located on the premises.  The sign shall be permitted for the three-day period only.

                   (d)     Antenna (noncommercial), up to 65 feet in height.

                   (e)     Family Care facility, provided there is no sign and only members of the residing family serve as provider of care.

                   (f)     Family day care home, with any sign limited as for home occupations, provided:

                        1.     Only members of the residing family serve as providers of care.

                        2.     Group composition shall not exceed six children; this limit does not consider the resident provider's children who are age six or more.

                        3.     The activity is licensed by the state as a family day care home.

                   (g)     Home occupation and sign identifying the activity, provided:

                        1.     The activity is clearly incidental and secondary to use of the premises for a dwelling.

                        2.     Only members of the residing family are employed.

                        3.     No stock in trade is manufactured, displayed, or sold on the premises, except a small stock of art objects and custom sewing created by a resident of the dwelling is allowed.

                        4.     All business activities are conducted entirely indoors.

                        5.     No more than 25% of the floor area of the dwelling is devoted to the home occupation.  No more than 5% of the floor area of the dwelling is devoted to storing stock in trade.

                        6.     There is no external evidence of the activity, including, but not limited to, the parking of commercial vehicles, inordinate vehicular traffic, outside storage, noise, dust, odors, noxious fumes, or other nuisances emitted from the premises.

                        7.     Health care (including physicians, nursing homes, massage, and the like) shall not be considered a permissive home occupation.

                        8.     One related on-premise sign is permitted, provided:

                             a.     It does not exceed one square foot in area.

                             b.     It is a non-illuminated wall sign.

                   (h)     Parking of a noncommercial vehicle incidental to another use permitted in this zone, provided all motor vehicles, both noncommercial and commercial, which are not parked inside a building are operative and are not wholly or partially dismantled, and as provided elsewhere in this section.  Inoperative and dismantled vehicles shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 8, Article 5. This section shall not apply to the parking of commercial vehicles parked on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of providing a commercial service incidental to a residential use such as delivery, repair and utility installation and/or repair. The parking of a vehicle meeting the definition for recreational vehicle, except for size, is not deemed incidental to another use permitted in this zone.

                   (i)     Recreational vehicle, boat, or boat-and-boat-trailer parking as follows:

                        1.     Inside parking;

                        2.     Outside parking in the side yard or the rear yard, provided no part of the unit extends over the public sidewalk; or

                        3.     Outside parking in the front yard, provided:

                             a.     The unit is parked perpendicular to the front curb;

                             b.     The body of the recreational vehicle or boat is at least 11 feet from the face of the curb; and

                             c.     No part of the unit extends over the public sidewalk.

                        4.     Parking is permitted only if the unit, while parked in this zone, is:

                             a.     Not used for dwelling purposes, except one recreational vehicle may be used for dwelling purposes for a maximum of 14 days in any calendar year on any given lot.  Cooking is not permitted in the recreational vehicle at any time.  Butane or propane fuel shall not be used.

                             b.     Not permanently connected to sewer lines, water lines, or electricity.  The recreational vehicle may be connected to electricity temporarily for charging batteries and other purposes if the receptacle and the connection from the recreational vehicle has been inspected and approved by the city; this connection must meet the Electrical Code of the city and a city electrical permit must be obtained for all such installations.  The individual taking out the permit must call for an inspection of the electrical wiring when ready for inspection.  Standard inspection fees will be charged, except no inspection shall be made for less than a $3.50 fee.

                             c.     Not used for storage of goods, materials, or equipment other than those items considered to be a part of the unit or essential for its immediate use.

                        5.     Notwithstanding the provisions of divisions 3. and 4. above, a unit may be parked anywhere on the premises during active loading or unloading, and use of electricity or propane fuel is permitted when necessary to prepare a recreational vehicle for use.

                        6.     If the dwelling unit on the lot is under construction, the provisions of division (2)(k)3. of this subsection shall control, rather than the provisions of (2)(i)1. through 4. of this division (A).

                        7.     No recreational vehicle or boat may be parked in a clear sight triangle.

                   (j)     Sign, provided that it meets the requirements of (2)(f)8. of this division (A) or § 14-16-3-5 of this Zoning Code.

                   (k)     Trailer parking as follows:

                        1.     Inside parking if all provisions of (2)(h)4. of this division (A) are met;

                        2.     Outside parking in the side yard or the rear yard of cargo trailers of less than 2,500 pounds carrying capacity.

                        3.     As  a  dwelling  connected  to any utilities during construction of a building on the premises, for a period of up to six months or until the construction is completed, whichever comes first.  The six-month period shall begin to run from the date on which a building permit is issued for a dwelling unit on the same lot.  The body of the trailer shall be set back at least five feet from any lot line and eight feet from the dwelling unit under construction.

                        4.     Notwithstanding the other provisions of this subsection, a trailer may be parked anywhere on the premises during active loading or unloading.

                   (l)     Hobby breeder, as defined by and under a permit pursuant to Chapter 9, Article 2, Animal Control.

              (3)     Community residential program except not either Community residential corrections program or Community residential program for substance abusers: up to ten client residents provided that the standards of § 14-16-3-12 of this Zoning Code are met.

              (4)     Growing plants, noncommercial.

              (5)     Private Commons Development, not less than two acres in area, if allowed in a Sector Development Plan or area plan governing the site.

              (6)     Public park.

              (7)     Public school, including caretaker's mobile home.

              (8)     Public utility structure, provided its location is in accord with an adopted facility plan and a site development plan for building permit purposes has been approved by the Planning Commission.

              (9)     Real estate office and an incidental sign in connection with a specific development, provided it is not used as living quarters during the time it is used as an office, and further provided that it is limited to a period of one year unless the time is extended through approval by the Zoning Enforcement Officer.  A site plan and floor plan approved by the Zoning Enforcement Officer is required prior to establishment of this activity.

              (10)     Wireless Telecommunications Facility which is concealed or located on a public utility structure, provided the requirements of § 14-16-3-17 of this Zoning Code are met.

              (11)     Family Housing Development, as defined by the Family Housing Development Ordinance, Section 4.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Accessory living quarters.

              (2)     Animal keeping, noncommercial, the species being other than those which are permissive in this section.

              (3)     Carport in the required front or side setback area, provided:

                        a.     No part is within three feet of a property line, other than a right-of-way line.

                        b.     No building wall is ever built within a required setback area.

                        c.     The specific carport proposed is in harmony with the building site.

              (4)     Construction office in connection with a specific construction project provided it is limited to a period of one year unless the time is extended through a new conditional use.

              (5)     Family day care home, with any sign limited as for home occupations.  There shall be an outdoor play area adequately enclosed with a wall or fence.  At least one member of the residing family shall serve as a provider of care.  The activity shall be licensed by the state as a family day care home.  (See also the permissive use provisions.)

              (6)     Front yard setback of not less than 15 feet if there is no front yard driveway and vehicle access is only to the rear yard from an alley or if the garage setback is not less than 25 feet and comprises no more than 50% of the width of the street-facing building facade and driveways and off-street parking areas cover no more than 60% of the area of the front yard.

              (7)     Health care, including physicians, massage, therapy, etc. (but not nursing homes), as physically limited under home occupations.

              (8)     Public library.

              (9)     Public utility structure which is not permissive.

              (10)     Recreational facility (non-profit), such as community center, swimming pool, tennis club.

              (11)     Second kitchen within a house, provided:

                   (a)     The kitchen is incidental to occupancy of the entire house in common by members of one family (as herein defined); that, in fact, there would not be two separate and distinct dwelling units, each exclusively occupied by some family members.

                   (b)     If such use is approved, the Zoning Hearing Examiner shall record the terms of the action with the County Clerk, together with a signed acceptance of such terms by the owners.  The terms of the city action shall run with the land.

              (12)     Shade structure including a covered patio, a gazebo, a pergola, a ramada or similar roofed structure, either detached or attached, in the required rear yard setback area, provided:

                   (a)     No part is within three feet of a property line.

                   (b)     No building wall is ever built within the required setback area.

                   (c)     No more than 50% of the required rear yard setback area is covered by a roof.

                   (d)     The structure shall not exceed 12 feet in height nor shall it exceed the height of the principal building on the site.

                   (e)     A second floor deck is prohibited.

                   (f)     The specific structure proposed is in harmony with the building site and with surrounding sites.

              (13)     Storage structure or yard for equipment, material, or activity incidental to a specific construction project, provided it is of a temporary nature and is moved after the specific construction project is completed or work on the project has been dormant for a period of six or more months, and further provided that it is limited to a period of one year.  Incidental signs may also be approved.

              (14)     Walls, fences, and retaining walls, in a setback area where height is normally limited to three feet, up to five feet high when less than ten feet from the property line, and up to six feet high when ten or more feet from the property line, provided:

                   (a)     It is attractive and in harmony with its site, the style of the wall or fence blending architecturally with the adjacent residences and with the general streetscape, it is consistent with the requirements of Section 14-16-3-19, and it is at least one of the following:

                        1.     At least 11 feet from the public sidewalk or planned public sidewalk location, or 14 feet from the edge of the street pavement, whichever is more restrictive;

                        2.     The portion of the wall or fence which is more than three feet above the adjacent curb top is essentially an open fence which permits good visibility through it; or

                        3.     On a corner lot, the rear yard of which is contiguous to the front yard of a residentially-zoned lot, and the wall or fence is not in the required front yard setback.

                   (b)     The Zoning Hearing Examiner shall not approve a wall or fence unless the Traffic Engineer finds that the specific plan approved would not be a hazard to traffic visibility.

                   (c)     Wire fences over three feet high and in setback areas are not normally considered to be in harmony with a residential streetscape.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code and antenna as provided in division (A) of this section.

         (D)     Lot Size.

              (1)     Except as provided in division (2) and (3) below, minimum lot area shall be 6,000 square feet.  Minimum lot width shall be 60 feet.

              (2)     (a)     Lot standards in subdivisions for which plats are submitted after February 1, 1981, shall be:

                        1.     Minimum lot area of 5,000 square feet.

                        2.     Minimum lot width of 50 feet.

                   (b)     Provided, however, that these standards rather than the standards indicated in division (1) above shall apply only where the Planning Director finds that such a lot size will not depart from a pattern of larger developed lots, which pattern constitutes the established character of the neighborhood.

              (3)     Lot standards for Family Housing Development subdivisions which meet the requirements set forth in the Family Housing Development Ordinance or for a lot with vehicle access only to the rear yard from an alley or for a lot with a detached garage located in the rear yard and accessed by a driveway with a maximum width of 12 feet in the front yard and in the side yard abutting the side of the dwelling, shall be:

                   (a)  Minimum lot area of 4,000 square feet.

                   (b)  Minimum lot width of 40 feet.

         (E)     Setback.  The following regulations apply, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3:

              (1)     There shall be a front yard setback of not less than 20 feet.

              (2)     For lots created after January 1, 2005 and for lots granted conditional use approval, if one of the following conditions is met, then there shall be a front yard setback of not less than 15 feet:

                   (a)     There is no front yard driveway and vehicle access is only to the rear yard from an alley, or

                   (b)     The garage is set back not less than 25 feet and comprises no more than 50% of the width of the street-facing building facade and driveways and off-street parking areas cover no more than 60% of the area of the front yard.

              (3)     On a corner lot, the side-yard setback adjacent to the side of the street shall be as follows:

                   (a)     If the rear yard abuts the front yard of a residentially-zoned lot, not less than 20 feet.

                   (b)     If division (3)(a) does not apply, not less than ten feet.

              (4)     Side-yard setbacks which are interior, i.e., measured from side lot lines which are not adjacent to streets, shall be either:

                   (a)     Not less than five feet on each side if the lot width (see definition in § 14-16-1-5) is 65 feet or less. The setback on one side shall increase one foot for every one foot incremental increase in lot width to a maximum side setback of ten feet (thus, if lot width is 70 feet or more, the minimum side setbacks are ten feet on one side and five feet on the other);

                   (b)     There shall be one side-yard setback of not less than ten feet on one side. The other side-yard setback shall be at least five feet, except that it may be reduced or eliminated if the owner of the abutting lot agrees in writing to permanently bind his lot to not have a house closer than ten feet to the areas allowed for a house on the subject lot, and the agreement is included with the application  for a building  permit. The agreement shall be filed by the owners with the Planning Director after being recorded with the County Clerk. In no case shall the distance between two residential buildings be less than ten feet; or

                   (c)     For lots where a common, interior side lot line is oriented more than 60° from due north-south, the minimum side-yard setback on the northerly side of the common lot line shall be as follows:

                        1.     Not less than 15 feet if the immediately adjacent side yard setback is less than five feet;

                        2.     Not less than ten feet if the immediately adjacent side yard setback is five feet or more.

                        3.     Provided the provisions of divisions (a) and (b) above shall apply if:

                             i.     For irregularly shaped lots, setback lines allow one side of the house on the irregularly shaped lot to be oriented 30° or more from due north-south, and which allow solar access equal to or greater than the provisions of division 1. or 2. above; or

                             ii.     The owner of the property on the northerly side of the common lot line agrees in writing to permanently waive the requirement of the 15 foot side yard originally required to protect that property's solar access.  The agreement must be included with the application for a building permit, if applicable, and shall be filed by the owners with the Planning Director after being recorded with the County Clerk.

                        4.     Unless waived pursuant to division 3.ii above, in no case shall the distance between two residential buildings be less than 15 feet.

                        5.     Setback lines shall be as indicated on the final plat (either by note, reference, or dimension) not inconsistent with this division (E).

              (5)     (a)     There shall be a rear-yard setback of not less than 15 feet.

                   (b)     For lots created after January 1, 2005, if alleys are provided, either a second story heated space or the rear yard wall or fence shall provide a view of the alley.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking.

              (1)      Off-street parking shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

              (2)     Maximum front yard setback area that can be an improved parking and maneuvering area: 60%, but no more than 30 feet wide or the width of the front of the garage, whichever is wider.

              (3)     Parking on any portion of a front yard setback area, other than the improved parking and maneuvering areas, is prohibited.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-10)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 38-1978; Am. Ord. 63-1978; Am. Ord. 7-1979; Am. Ord. 23-1979; Am. Ord. 52-1980; Am. Ord. 62-1980; Am. Ord. 23-1981; Am. Ord. 101-1981; Am. Ord. 20-1982; Am. Ord. 51-1985; Am. Ord. 5-1987; Am. Ord. 41-1987; Am. Ord. 53-1989; Am. Ord. 12-1990; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord.  3-1991; Am. Ord. 45-1991; Am. Ord. 23-1993; Am. Ord. 10-1995; Am. Ord. 31-1996; Am. Ord. 9-1999; Am. Ord. 15-1999; Am. Ord. 27-2001; Am. Ord. 8-2002; Am. Ord. 25-2003; Am. Ord. 29-2004; Am. Ord. 44-2005; Am. Ord. 17-2007; Am. Ord. 19-2010)

  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning RA-2 Residential and Agricultural Zone

    Posted Under: General Area in Albuquerque, Home Buying in Albuquerque, Home Selling in Albuquerque  |  December 24, 2012 1:10 PM  |  485 views  |  No comments
    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-5  RA-2 RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZONE.

         This zone provides sites for low density houses and uses incidental thereto, including agriculture. Clustering of houses is permitted.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     Uses permissive in the RA-1 zone.

              (2)     Private Commons Development, not less than two acres in area.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Uses conditional in the RA-1 zone.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Lot Size.  Minimum lot area shall be 10,890 square feet and minimum lot width shall be 75 feet, except cluster housing lot size shall be as provided in division (B)(2) of this section.

              (1)     Cluster housing lot size shall be as provided in division (B)(2) of this section;

              (2)     In a Family Housing Development minimum lot size shall be 8,712 square feet and minimum lot width shall be 60 feet.

         (E)     Setback. The same regulations apply as in the R-1 zone, except the rear-yard setback shall be at least 25 feet. Cluster housing setbacks shall be as provided in (B)(2) of this section.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking. Off-street parking shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-9A)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord. 10-1995; Am. Ord. 15-1999)

  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning RO-20 Rural and Open Agricultural Zone

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    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-3  RO-20 RURAL AND OPEN AGRICULTURAL ZONE.

         This zone provides suitable sites for rural activities and very spacious home developments in areas near the fringes of urban development.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

                   (1)     Uses permissive in the RO-1 zone.

                   (2)     Stand, street-side, for the display and sale of agricultural products raised on the premises; sign incidental to the stand, not over eight square feet in area and not having oscillating or flashing illumination.

         (B)     Conditional uses as listed in the RO-1 zone.

         (C)     Heights.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except antennas may be up to 65 feet in height, and except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Lot Size. Minimum lot area shall be 20 acres.  Minimum lot width shall be 600 feet.

         (E)     Setback.  No building shall be less than 30 feet from any lot line.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking.  Off-street parking shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-8)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 78-1981; Am. Ord. 101-1981; Am. Ord. 47-1990)

    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-4  RA-1 RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZONE, SEMI-URBAN AREA.

         This zone permits low density houses and uses incidental thereto, including agriculture; clustering of houses is permitted.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     Uses permissive in the R-1 zone.

              (2)     Commercial agricultural activity, and incidental structures provided the lot has an area of at least one acre:  Cattle, horses, goats, or sheep provided the number of head of cattle or horses does not exceed one for each 10,000 square feet of open lot area, or one sheep or goat for each 4,000 square feet of open lot area, or equivalent combination.  Animals shall be so controlled that they cannot graze on any other premises.  Animals under four months old are not counted.

              (3)     Private Commons Development, not less than two acres in area.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Uses conditional in the R-1 zone.

              (2)     Animal raising, other than those animals which are permissive in this section.

              (3)     Kennel.

              (4)     Stand and incidental signs for display or sale of agricultural products, including rabbits raised on the premises, provided the number of stands is limited to one for each lot, and provided that the size of the stand does not exceed 400 square feet of floor area.

              (5)     Nursery.

              (6)     Veterinary hospital.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Open Space.  Twenty thousand or more square feet of open space per dwelling unit shall be preserved.  Of the total 20,000 square feet, a minimum amount of 8,000 square feet shall be on the lot with the dwelling unit.  The remaining requirement may be met by the alternatives listed in § 14-16-3-8(A) of this Zoning Code.

         (E)     Lot Size. Minimum lot area is controlled by division (D) of this section.  Minimum lot width shall be 75 feet, except in a Family Housing Development where the minimum lot width shall be 60 feet.

         (F)     Setback.  Setbacks shall be as provided in the R-1 zone.

         (G)     Off-Street Parking.  Off-street parking shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-9)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 77-1984; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord. 10-1995; Am. Ord. 15-1999)

  • Albuquerque Planning and Zoning RO-1 Rural and Open Zone

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    Bookmark§ 14-16-2-2  RO-1 RURAL AND OPEN ZONE.

         This zone provides suitable sites for rural agricultural activities and spacious home developments in areas near the fringes of urban development.

         (A)     Permissive Uses.

              (1)     Agricultural activity, including truck gardening and nurseries, fur-bearing animal farm, the raising of poultry or rabbits, dairy farming, livestock grazing, feeding, and the raising of livestock.  On lots of less than three acres, there shall be at least 10,000 square feet of lot area for each cow or horse, and/or at least 2,000 square feet of lot area for each sheep, pig, or goat; animals under four months old are not counted.  Any building, pen, or corral for agricultural animals or birds shall be at least 20 feet from any existing dwelling unit.  Sale of agricultural products, including poultry or rabbits, raised on the premises, but not a street-side stand.  Signs not exceeding eight square feet in area pertaining to the sale of agricultural products raised on the premises provided there shall be no more than one such sign on each lot and provided further that it shall not be illuminated.

              (2)     House, one per lot.

              (3)     Accessory building, structure, or use customarily incidental to houses and not listed as a conditional use in this zone.

              (4)     Community residential program except not either Community residential corrections program or Community residential program for substance abusers: up to 10 client residents, provided that the standards of §14-16-3-12 of this Zoning Code are met.

              (5)     Family care facility as an accessory use, provided there is no sign and only members of the residing family serve as providers of care.

              (6)     Family day care home as an accessory use, with any sign limited as for home occupations, provided:

                   (a)     Only members of the residing family serve as providers of care.

                   (b)     Group composition shall not exceed six children; this limit does not consider the resident provider's children who are age six or more.

                   (c)     The activity is licensed by the state as a family day care home.

              (7)     Home occupation and sign identifying the activity, provided:

                   (a)     The activity is clearly incidental and secondary to use of the premises for a dwelling.

                   (b)     Only members of the residing family are employed.

                   (c)     No stock in trade is manufactured, displayed, or sold on the premises, except a small stock of art objects and custom sewing created by a resident of the dwelling is allowed.

                   (d)     All business activities are conducted entirely indoors.

                   (e)     No more than 25% of the floor area of the dwelling unit is devoted to the home occupation. No more than 5% of the floor area of the dwelling unit is devoted to storing stock in trade.

                   (f)     There is no external evidence of the activity, such as commercial vehicles, inordinate vehicular traffic, outside storage, noise, dust, odors, noxious fumes, or other nuisances emitted from the premises.

                   (g)     Health care (including physicians, nursing homes, massage and the like) shall not be considered a permissive home occupation.

                   (h)     One related on-premise sign is permitted provided:

                        1.     It does not exceed one square foot in area.

                        2.     It is a non-illuminated wall sign.

              (8)     Parking incidental to uses permitted in this zone, provided all vehicles which are not parked inside a building are operative and are not wholly or partially dismantled.

              (9)     Private Commons Development, not less than two acres in area.

              (10)     Public park.

              (11)     Public school, including caretaker's mobile home.

              (12)     Public utility structure, provided its location is in accord with an adopted facility plan and a site development plan for building permit purposes has been approved by the Planning Commission.

         (B)     Conditional Uses.

              (1)     Accessory living quarters.

              (2)     Animal grooming parlor.

              (3)     Church and incidental facilities.

              (4)     Construction office in connection with a specific construction project provided it is limited to a period of one year unless the time is extended through a new conditional use.

              (5)     Family day care home, with any sign limited as for home occupations.  There shall be an outdoor play area adequately enclosed with a wall or fence.  At least one member of the residing family shall serve as a provider of care.  The activity shall be licensed by the state as a family day care home.  (See also the permissive use provisions.)

              (6)     Health care, including physicians, massage, therapy, and the like (but not nursing homes), as physically limited under home occupations.

              (7)     Kennel or the breeding, boarding, or sale of dogs, cats and birds.

              (8)     Private school.

              (9)     Public library.

              (10)     Public utility structure which is not permissive.

              (11)     Real estate office and an incidental sign in connection with a specific development, provided it is not used as living quarters during the time it is used as an office, and further provided that it is limited to a period of one year unless the time is extended through a new conditional use.

              (12)     Recreational facilities oriented toward outdoor activities, whether privately or commercially operated: facility for horses, riding and training, guest ranch, resort, camp, lake, swimming pool, tennis courts; incidental and internally oriented restaurants and shops for sale of personal services and convenience goods may be allowed in appropriate large recreational developments.

              (13)     Second kitchen within a house, provided:

                   (a)     The kitchen is incidental to occupancy of the entire house in common by members of one family (as herein defined); that, in fact, there would not be two separate and distinct dwelling units, each exclusively occupied by some family members.

                   (b)     If such use is approved, the Zoning Hearing Examiner shall record the terms of the action with the County Clerk, together with a signed acceptance of such terms by the owners.  The terms of the city action shall run with the land.

              (14)     Stand and incidental signs for display or sale of agricultural products raised on the premises, provided the number of stands and signs is limited to one for each lot, and provided that the size of the stand does not exceed 400 square feet of floor area.

              (15)     Storage structure or yard for equipment, material, or activity incidental to a specific construction project, provided it is of a temporary nature and is moved after the specific construction project is completed or work on the project has been dormant for a period of six or more months, and further provided that it is limited to a period of one year.  Incidental signs may also be approved.

         (C)     Height.  Structures shall not exceed 26 feet in height, except antennas may be up to 65 feet in height, and except as provided in § 14-16-3-3 of this Zoning Code.

         (D)     Lot Size. Minimum lot area shall be one acre.  Minimum lot width shall be 150 feet.

         (E)     Setback.

              (1)     There shall be a front yard setback of not less than 20 feet.

              (2)     There shall be a side yard setback of not less than 10 feet.

              (3)     There shall be a rear yard setback of not less than 25 feet.

         (F)     Off-Street Parking.  Off-street parking shall be as provided in § 14-16-3-1 of this Zoning Code.

    ('74 Code, § 7-14-7)  (Ord. 80-1975; Am. Ord. 78-1981; Am. Ord. 20-1982; Am. Ord. 101-1981; Am. Ord. 5-1987; Am. Ord. 41-1987; Am. Ord. 47-1990; Am. Ord. 10-1995)

  • Rio Rancho Planning and Zoning Code of Ordinances

    Posted Under: General Area in Rio Rancho, Home Buying in Rio Rancho, Home Selling in Rio Rancho  |  December 24, 2012 12:56 PM  |  357 views  |  No comments
    Please find the link below to find information on zoning restrictions and permissable uses from Single-Family lots to height restrictions on dwellings in Light Industrial zoned lots.

    CHAPTER 154: PLANNING AND ZONING - SSCAFCA

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