Land Development Code Update
The City of Santa Fe is initiating a review of the land development code, and invites you to participate!
See The events page for information on the upcoming in-person Open House.
The City of Santa Fe Land Use Department is leading this multi-phase project, working with Clarion Associates, a Denver-based consulting firm that specializes in ordinance development and plan implementation.
Phase 1 - LDC Foundations:
The first phase of the project is kicking off in February 2023 and will continue through the fall of 2024. This phase will identify opportunities to improve the organization, clarity, and general user-friendliness of the LDC. This phase will create the foundation for a new LDC that is accessible and easy to understand, simple to administer, and that provides consistent and transparent regulations.
Phase 2 - Promoting Key Standards:
The second phase will begin in late 2024. Building off the new, reorganized foundation LDC adopted in Phase 1, the second phase will include substantive revisions to the LDC’s procedures, regulations, and zoning districts.
Phase 3 – General Plan Implementation:
The third phase will include additional substantive revisions to implement the land use and growth goals and policies of the updated Santa Fe General Plan, which is scheduled to be developed through a separate project over the next two years (while phases 1 and 2 of the LDC rewrite are underway).
As part of the initial project outreach, we hope to hear from citizens and other stakeholders about the strengths and weaknesses of the current land development regulations.
In-Person open House
Rescheduled for April 10
from 6 PM to 8 PM!
santa Fe Convention Center
201 W Marcy Street
Santa Fe 87501
In the O'keeffe, Milagro and Kearny rooms
At this event, community members can learn about the impetus for the land development code rewrite project, its objectives, and the timeline. Community members will also be able to provide their feedback and opinions on topics that will be addressed in the rewrite, including:
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
EFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
EFFECTIVE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
This event is a rescheduling of the original February open house, which was converted to an online session due to inclement weather.