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Through the Bernalillo County Planning Division, there is an opportunity to positively affect the easternmost area of the county that runs along Route 66.

East Route 66 MapThe great investment made by earlier property owners on this section of Route 66 was not in vain. There is current interest and energy in not only honoring that past, but connecting it to the 21st Century. 

This portion of East Route 66 has a history of commercial uses. Click here to see a list. Currently, there are a number of businesses operating under Special Use Permits because these properties are not zoned for commercial use. 

A Special Use Permit allows activities on a property that would not otherwise be allowed under its existing zoning. 

The sector plan process will consider commercial zoning for the island of properties between East Route 66 and I-40, as well as establish a design overlay to maintain the aesthetics of the community.

Community Involvement

  • At a meeting on May 15, 2013, a total of 22 area residents and business owners attended the second public meeting of the East Route 66 sector development plan process, held at the Masonic Lodge on NM 333 from 6-7:30pm. Barbara Herrington of Sites Southwest gave a PowerPoint presentation that covered the area’s context and potential zoning/design solutions.The presentation slides can be seen by clicking here. Please click here for a synopsis of the meeting; here for the suggested zoning for the I-40/Route 66 corridor; and here for the suggested zoning for south of Route 66. 
  • At a meeting on April 10, 2013, members of the community gathered at the Masonic Lodge near N.M. 217 for a presentation and discussion facilitated by Sites Southwest. The presentation slides can be seen by clicking here.

Please submit comments about uses that should/should not be allowed along the Rt. 66 East corridor, as well as comments about design standards that should/should not be implemented.
 
After the submission deadline of Sept. 5, please email comments to Mari Simbaña. This plan will also have a public hearing.

Please submit comments about uses that should/should not be allowed along the Rt. 66 E corridor as well as comments about design standards that should/should not be implemented.

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