PUBLIC MEETINGS CANCELLED
Paradise Hills Special Zoning District online meetings resume on July 21, 2020
The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Commission is resuming public online meetings on July 21, 2020 and July 28, 2020. REGULAR ONLINE MEETINGS are scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month thereafter. All Public Meetings will be online with audio, video and phone capabilities for those with and without access to Internet. All zoning permit instructions, permit forms, meeting schedules, proposed projects will be placed on the website. Public comments and instruction for public engagement including links to past meetings and instructions for particpation in future meetings can be accessed on the website: https://www.paradisehillsspecialzoning.org/
The Commission will assist applicants by telephone with projects, See MEETINGS and FORMS pages for Online Public Meeting instructions
The PHSZD Commission will reassess the PHSZD meeting schedule as guidance is available to public commissions operating under the New Mexico Public Meetings Act and Sunshine Laws. Our goal is to serve our community responsibly during this public health emergency.
ATTENTION: COMMISSIONER VACANCY
We are looking for individuals interested in serving on the Paradise Hills Special Zoning Commission. We currently have one (1) open position on the commission. Must be a resident and registered voter in the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District (See map below).
Interested parties can contact Deanna Dopslaf, Commissioner at 505-307-1129 or attend one of several monthly meetings to learn more.
REGULAR ONLINE MEETINGS 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAYS AT 6:30 PM ON ZOOM
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(or as required for Special Meetings)
Join Us...Public Comments Always Welcome
About the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District
The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District is the zoning overlay and enforcement entity for the Paradise Hills Community in the unincorporated area of northwestern Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District (PHSZD) was created by the New Mexico State Legislature in 1978 through the Special Zoning District Act. The purpose of the Special Zoning District Act [3-21-15 to 3-21-26 NMSA 1978] is to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of persons residing in areas outside the boundary limits of incorporated municipalities.
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 their jurisdiction. Bernalillo County does not enforce or review zoning regulations for areas within the Paradise Hills Zoning District. The PHSZD Commissions is the only elected zoning commission in Bernalillo County. Commissioners are elected for two year terms. The next election for PHSZD Commissioners is scheduled for November 2019.
The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Ordinance (2009) governs alterations, new construction, and additions, erecting sheds and walls, height restrictions, lot setbacks and home occupations permits and zoning ordinance enforcement. Zone classifications in the PHSZD include: Agricultural A-1; Residential R-1 and R-2; and Commercial C-1, and C-N. The purpose of the Zoning Commission is to enforce the Comprehensive Ordinance of Paradise Hills. The Ordinance is designed to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout Paradise Hills, conserve amenities like open space, parks and public art, prevent overcrowding of land and protect the value of buildings and lands for Paradise Hills residents.