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Draft Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Chapters Now Available

The first four chapters of the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) were released to the Santa Fe, NM Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and the public at the December 13, 2011 BCC Meeting. The SLDC will implement the goals, policies, and strategies of the adopted Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP), which was approved in November 2010.

Copies and CDs are available at County Administrative Offices in the Planning Division at 102 Grant Ave. and are available at the County Satellite Offices (Pojoaque, Eldorado, Edgewood). Santa Fe County will release the remaining SLDC Chapters as they are drafted and would like to encourage all residents to review the draft chapters and provide input. The final draft code will incorporate public input and be presented to the BCC once completed for direction on an approval process.

The draft SLDC Chapters 1-4 and a link for residents to provide public comment are available at www.santafecounty.org under Hot Topics or the direct link is www.santafecounty.org/growth_management/sldc.

Video – Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Focus Group Meetings

October 19, 2011 – Green Building Standards
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October 18, 2011 – Open Space
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October 6, 2011 – Affordable Housing
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August 17, 2011 – Open Space & Trails
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August 17, 2011 – Home Based Business
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August 15, 2011 – Green Building
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June 13, 2011 – Home-Based Business CDP’s
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May 25, 2011 – CDP’s/Home Businesses ( Santa Fe)
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May 19, 2011 – CDP’s/Home Businesses (Edgewood)
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    Santa Fe County is in the process of developing a new land development code known as the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC). The SLDC contains detailed regulations to guide future growth and development in the County in accordance with the Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP) which was adopted in 2010. A public review draft of the SLDC is now available for review.

    Public Review Draft September 2012 (SLDC PRD 09.2012) – PDF

    The development of the SLDC has included extensive public participation and members of the public are highly encouraged to provide feedback on the county’s public review draft of the SLDC. – http://www.santafecountynm.gov/sldc

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    Headway made on land code
    by Elise Kaplan / Mountain View Telegraph | Oct 17, 2013

    The Santa Fe County Sustainable Land Development Code is getting closer to consideration by the county commission, but it isn’t quite done yet.

    An adoption draft was the topic of a public meeting in Edgewood on Oct. 15.

    The SLDC lays out regulations for future growth and development in accordance with the Sustainable Growth Management Plan, adopted in 2010.After releasing the first draft of the code in September 2012, the Planning Division of the Growth Management Department held a series of public meetings to address concerns and hear suggestions.

    Over the past year, Santa Fe the planning manager, Robert Griego, said the division has taken into account more than a thousand comments and worked toward including those that are consistent with the plan…. http://www.mvtelegraph.com/2013/10/17/headway-made-on-land-code/

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    Santa Fe New Mexican – Editorial
    Our View: Weighing in on county code
    December 2, 2013

    It’s the home stretch — almost — for the Sustainable Land Development Code being created for Santa Fe County.

    The code will contain the regulations to guide future development and growth in Santa Fe County, a result of the adoption of the Sustainable Growth Management Plan back in 2010. At 4 p.m. today, the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners sits down to what could be a final public hearing on the plan — with consideration of its adoption happening on Dec. 10. Of course, depending on what kind of feedback residents bring up, and depending on what further questions commissioners have, the plan’s adoption still might be a ways off…. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-weighing-in-on-county-code/article_32ae4275-798b-5044-afa4-f421cdf964ae.html

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    Santa Fe County, New Mexico
    Sustainable Land Development Code
    Adopted by Ordinance 2013-6
    December 10, 2013

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      Santa Fe New Mexican
      Commission delays vote on county zoning map
      October 14, 2014

      Santa Fe County commissioners on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on a new county zoning map until next fall. Residents of several unincorporated communities in the county urged the delay, citing concerns about higher housing densities on the proposed map and inconsistencies with community land use plans. “This is a revolutionary step for our county, and it is really important that we do it right,” Commissioner Kathy Holian said. The commissioners had
      unanimously approved a Sustainable Land Development Code in December
      2013, but it won’t become effective until the adoption of the zoning map, which was scheduled for a vote in December 2014… http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/commission-delays-vote-on-county-zoning-map/article_17adbaca-e9b7-5868-bc77-bfd54f220435.html