tHank you to all of the mEmbers of the community who attended last week's meetings on the LDC Update code assessment report.
We appreciate the feedback offered at the meetings, and look forward to the community's comments on the Assessment.
You can provide your input, comments and questions on an interactive version of the document, available by clicking the underlined text.
Feedback will be accepted through November 15, 2023.
Land Development Code Update
The City of Santa Fe is initiating a review of the land development code, and invites you to participate!
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.