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Friday
Jul022010

DRAFT of New Guidelines for Modifying our Historic Homes

The City of Albuqueruqe Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commision has developed a brilliantly clear, easy to follow set of guidelines for making modifications to our homes. The document, just released in draft form, is available on this website on the Newsletters and Other Downloads page.

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Friday
Feb192010

Infill Projects

There are a few vacant lots in the neighborhood. In case you're a developer, you might like to see what the neighborhood board's idea of appropriate infill looks like. Click here see an example.

Monday
Nov092009

Understanding the LUCC

The LUCC is charged with maintaining the exterior appearance of the homes to reflect their historical integrity and must be contacted whenever you want to make certain changes to the exterior of your home like replacing windows, building a fence, or adding a room to name a few (remembering even after LUCC’s decision you may still need to obtain building permits.)  For some projects you may be able to obtain a staff approval but for larger ones you may have to appear in front of the Commissioners for approval. So how do you go about the process?

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Sunday
Oct252009

Some Remodeling Can Earn You up to $25K in Tax Credits—State Income Tax Incentive Program

If your home is in the historic overlay zone of Huning Highlands (most are) and you're thinking about remodeling your home, there are some changes that might earn you up to $25,000 in New Mexico tax credits.

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Sunday
Oct252009

Some Remodeling Requires Approval—The Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commision

If your home is in the historic overlay zone and you want to make changes to the exterior, you need to know about the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission. The Landmarks Commission is the city board responsible for approving changes to historic structures.

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