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Zone Definitions
   Overlay Zone
   Regulations that prevail over other IDO regulations to ensure protection for designated areas. Overlay zones include Airport Protection Overlay (APO), Character Protection Overlay (CPO), Historic Protection Overlay (HPO), and View Protection Overlay (VPO). Character Protection and View Protection Overlay zones adopted after May 18, 2018 shall be no less than 10 acres, shall include no fewer than 50 lots, and shall include properties owned by no fewer than 25 property owners. There is no minimum size for Airport Protections Overlay or Historic Protection Overlay zones. See also Small Area.
   Zone Boundary
   The boundary of a zone district is a lot line unless clearly otherwise shown on the Official Zoning Map, in which case, the boundary of a zone is determined by use of the scale of measurement shown on the Official Zoning Map.
   Zone District
   One of the zone districts established by this IDO and the boundaries of such zone districts shown on the Official Zoning Map. Zoning regulations include the Use Regulations, Development Standards, and Administration and Enforcement provisions of this IDO.
   Mixed-use Zone District
   Any zone district categorized as Mixed-use in Part 14-16-2 of this IDO.
   Non-residential Zone District
   Any zone district categorized as Non-residential in Part 14-16-2 of this IDO.
   Residential Zone District
   Any zone district categorized as Residential in Part 14-16-2 of this IDO. For the purposes of any Use-specific Standard in Section 14-16-4-3, this includes any lot zoned Planned Development (PD) with a Site Plan approved prior to the adoption of this IDO that allows one or more residential uses and that is developed on lots with residential development that make up at least 50 percent of the site plan area.
Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)
A City Planning Department employee or his/her authorized representative who interprets the provisions of this IDO, reviews applications for decisions related to this IDO, and may make administrative decisions.
Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE)
A City employee, or a person or firm on contract with the City, who reviews and decides applications for Conditional Use Approvals, Expansions of Nonconforming Use or Structure, Permit – Carport, Permit – Wall or Fence – Major, and Variances.
A facility, indoor and/or outdoor, where animals are kept for viewing by the public, and that may be accredited by the American Zoological Association. Office, retail, and other commercial uses commonly established in such facilities and related parking structures shall be allowed as accessory appurtenances. This use does not include the ABQ BioPark, which is listed as a separate use in this IDO and regulated per the BioPark Master Plan.