For your consideration: A draft of Doña Ana County’s new Unified Development Code (UDC) (9.5mb .pdf).
We’re looking forward to your comments between now and April 10.
The UDC puts the County’s land development rules in one place. It’s a single document that includes all development-related regulations such as zoning, subdivision, and development standards.
The Code is designed to reflect the diversity of the region, including the rural environment, the many types of Colonias, the post-1930’s suburban development, and the different scales of municipalities. It’s an important step towards enabling the goals in the County’s new Comprehensive Plan (.pdf).
For a better understanding of what a UDC accomplishes, download an explanation here (.pdf).
We’ll use your comments and suggestions about the draft UDC to improve the document as it makes its way through successive drafts on its way to becoming a proposed ordinance. This is not the last chance to comment; there will be plenty of time for discussion before an ordinance is put before the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA), the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Board of Commissioners. But to strengthen the UDC’s relevance to community concerns, we encourage you to weigh in sooner rather than later.
If you’re new to this discussion, you can get the quick overview of the process here. And by reading back through the diary posts preceding this one, you can follow each step in the collaborative process to create both the new Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Code.
Record your comments, questions and suggestions in the space below this post. Or contact us directly.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.