Commissioners elected in the November 7th Local Election are
KYM FLECK and
The PHSZD Public Meeting have moved to The Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month
Our present meeting schedule conflicts with the Bernalillo County Commission's Public Meeting on Tuesday. Our PHSZD Commission public meetings are moved to Thursdays. The next Thursday Meeting will be this Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 PM via ZOOM. Please note the timeline for the Ordinance revision has been updated.
NAVIGATION FOR THE SITE
CONTACT PAGE to leave short comments
Comments and inquiries concerning Zoning Applications should be sent to
Managed by paradisehillsspecialzoning.org
Meeting Agenda on ANNOUNCEMENTS
MEETINGS PAGE to register to attend MEETING or TO SPEAK DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS
See proposed Zoning Ordinance Changes via Link here
Written hardcopy Comments for legislation or other issues can be sent to:
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O.
Box 66791Albuquerque, NM 87193,
PHONE (505) 407 4381 (Voice Mail to Email)
Please only send application documents or inquiries through the application or the email above. Individual Commission emails are posted for individual email messages only
ZONING UPDATE: The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Ordinance 2023.
The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Commission will publish Zoom Meeting Links for all Public Meetings and Agenda on the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District website. The Commissioners welcome comments and our neighbors to attend all scheduled meetings via Zoom Links. https://www.paradisehillsspecialzoning.org/
The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Commission proposes updates to the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, edited in 2009. The updates were published on the website beginning on September 19, 2023. Neighbors can view the annotated changes (Sections 1 through 22) and leave comments or questions for the record The Commission will hear public comments on the Ordinance at the regular Thursday Public Meeting via Zoom on November 30, 2023. The Final Version of the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Ordinance 2023 will publish in December. Agendas, dates, and automatic comment links are on Paradise Hills Special Zoning. Website. https://www.paradisehillsspecialzoning.org/
OPT IN The Commission is collecting signatures to opt into notifications by email for zoning issues.
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 66791Albuquerque, NM 87193, PHONE (505) 407 4381 (Voicemail to Email) EMAIL: email@example.com
PARADISE HILLS CIVIC ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: VAL VAUGH, PETE RESER, ELIZABETH HALEY, TERESA LAWSON
The PHSZD Commission invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Meeting Zoom Links are published just prior to the meeting. Please see the link below.
Topic: PHSZD Public Meeting 2023_11_30
Time: Nov 30, 2023 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 814 1326 5382
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Our Special Zoning District Commissioners are elected uncompensated community members. No National, New Mexico, or Bernalillo County Funds were authorized to help our commissions with the cost increases essential to delivering services during a pandemic or improving our services. Resources and labor were needed to bring the district online. Commissioners and volunteers donated professional services and personal funds to acquire data development and web applications.
New Mexico State Zoning Statutes require special zoning districts, like the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Commission to (1) review zoning applications, (2) issue permits, and (3) secure, validate and retain zoning permits decisions. New Mexico statutes are clear: "All necessary costs incurred by the zoning commission of a special zoning district in connection with official acts performed pursuant to the Special Zoning District Act [3-21-15 to 3-21-26 NMSA 1978] shall be borne by the parties in interest [property owners/contractors]."
Our rules are similar to other jurisdictions. A PHSZD zoning application is incomplete if no fee or only partial fees are submitted. Information from applicants legally secures zoning decisions. An application is incomplete if it requires:
Data extraction from supporting documents.
Further investigation by the Commission.
Incomplete applications are not reviewed. The Commission reviews applications only after a fee has been received and logged, and the application is found to be complete and conforming to the PHSZD Zoning Ordinance.
PHSZD online application tools have embedded instructions and links to the online property information. Applicants can quickly complete PHSZD zoning applications online by: LOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS THROUGH THE APPLICATION FORM and have automated: confirmation, fee estimates, and reminders for the next steps sent to their email. Beginning in 2022 permit fees and projects increased by 390%.
The Commission plans to update the PHSZD Ordinance last reviewed in 2009. New Ordinances and procedures will expedite zoning reviews and ensure public notification and engagement opportunities. State regulations require new cannabis and other changes to zoning ordinances in all jurisdictions.
Beginning with the July meeting, the Commission will consider amending Sections of the Ordinance; the Commission schedule for completing the update is January 2024. The draft sections are available on the website prior to public meetings. The Commissioners welcome public comments and recommendations on the proposed PHSZD Ordinance Amendments. Our goals are to assist our neighbors and to keep our economy and property values growing The Commission can address some problems and community challenges through zoning. We have been listening to community members, gathering data, and researching best zoning practices and solutions. Please read the amendments and lets us know what you think because we are elected to serve our community. Please list your address to indicate whether you are a PHSZD resident, business or property owner.
TO. PARTICIPATE IN A PUBLIC MEETING OR LEGISLATIVE HEARING
Legislative Hearings require written records and retention of written public comments, lists of attendees, and notified persons by First Class Mail.
Several meetings are scheduled in September and early October. Attendance is via Zoom. The Only exception is the Joint Meeting with PHSZD and PHCA on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
TO. PARTICIPATE IN A PUBLIC MEETING OR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING
Administrative Hearings require written records of written public comments, lists of attendees, notified persons with legal standing, persons requesting a copy of the Notice of Determination, or project-specific remarks at the meeting.
Public Meetings can be attended without prior notice. AGENDA can be accessed by Meeting Date on the ANNOUNCEMENTS Blog Page
If you wish to participate in the meetings. Please contact the PHSZD Commission via the website, telephone, (505) 407 4381 (Voicemail to email), or Commission Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Ordinance Revision can be viewed beginning on September 20 th.
All sections will be posted by October 24.
PARADISE HILLS SPECIAL ZONING DISTRICT IS ONLINE
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 66791Albuquerque, NM 87193, PHONE (505) 407 4381 (Voice Mail to Email) EMAIL: email@example.com
PHSZD Commission is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Jan 25, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District (PHSZD) is a zoning overlay located in unincorporated Bernalillo County, New Mexico, and was created by the New Mexico State Legislature through the Special Zoning District Act. The purpose of the district are found in the Special Zoning District Act [3-21-15 to 3-21-26 NMSA 1978]. The governing Ordinance for the PHSZD was ratified in August, 1982 and authorizes the Paradise Hills Zoning Commission to review and enforce all zoning matters within the jurisdiction. Bernalillo County does not enforce or review zoning regulations for areas within the Paradise Hills Zoning District. The PHSZD Commissioners are elected for four year terms, in local elections.