Petition to oppose nearby zoning changes
In opposition to portions of City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) project #2018-001198 that proposes changing the minimum lot size for Valle Prado Unit 3 Tract C from R1-D (minimum lot size of 10,000 square feet) to R1-A (minimum lot size of 3,600 square feet).
We the residents of the Valle Prado, Trails development in Albuquerque, New Mexico oppose portions of EPC project #2018-001198 that would allow for further development of the Valle Prado sub-division in a manner that is architecturally and functionally inconsistent with the existing neighborhood. The fully developed portions of Valle Prado consist of one and two story homes built on medium lots. Should future portions of the Valle Prado development be zoned and subsequently developed as R1-A small lots, the buildings would not match the architectural and functional precedence of the existing neighborhood. Consequently, EPC #2018-001198 is contrary to a key purpose of the Albuquerque Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) which is to “Protect the quality and character of residential neighborhoods” (IDO 1-3 (D)).
We recognize that prior to IDO, all lots in Valle Prado were originally zoned as SU-2 VTSL (small lots). However the currently developed portions of Valle Prado were developed as medium sized lots and are recognized without contest as R1-B in the new IDO zoning. We ask that city planners, developers and other parties of interest work toward a compromise that rezones Valle Prado Unit 3 Tract C from R1-D (large) to R1-B (medium) lots consistent with adjacent developed properties instead of the currently proposed R1-D to R1-A measure.