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MetroABQ Historic Overlay Zones Map

Posted by Chris Lucas on January 12, 2017
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Historic Neighborhoods Map of the MetroABQ

Historic Neighborhoods Map of the MetroABQ

Five historic districts in Albuquerque are now mapped with the Historic Overlay Zone – Old Town, Huning Highlands, 4th Ward, 8th Street/Forrester, and Silver Hill. The Historic Overlay Zone, as described in the City of Albuquerque Comprehensive City Zoning Code, “may be used in any area which is suitable for preservation and which has historical, architectural, or cultural significance…,” among other factors.

Albuquerque’s overlay zones were created by the City Council to protect areas of historical, architectural or cultural significance. To ensure that building projects in historic zones are compatible with traditional neighborhood character, in most instances property owners must receive Certificate of Appropriateness from the City before they begin work. These approvals are granted by the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission or by City staff for the Commission. Penalties including additional fees, public hearings, fines, and court action may be imposed for failure to obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness.

A possible 6th HOZ, potentially seen here–may be called the Netherwood/Urban Forest Parks Historic Overlay Zone–would consist of Mid-Century Modern residential architecture. The Netherwood Park, Urban Forest Park and North UNM Campus areas have more great examples of Modernist Architecture than anywhere else in the MetroABQ.

Below are the Old Town, 4th Ward, Eighth & Forrester, Huning Highlands & Silver Hill Historic Overlay Zone Maps. To view a clean, printable copy of each one of these maps, please click on the link below.

4th Ward HOZ Map

Old Town HOZ Map

Eighth & Forrester HOZ Map

Huning highlands HOZ Map

Silver Hill HOZ Map

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