The Planning Division of the Growth Management Department is responsible for the implementation of the County Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP) and long range planning activities. The Planning Division consists of Community Planning, Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Transportation, and GIS support.
Community Planning – The community planners work on a variety of activities and issues, including the interpretation and implementation of the Sustainable Growth Management Plan, evolving the Community Planning program, and coordinating the Public Participation process to establish the community organization and public notification options. Planning staff also offers expertise related to environmental and natural resource planning, historic and cultural resource/preservation planning, food systems planning, and acequias and land use related issues. For more information about Community Planning Program and current Planning projects, or information regarding Community Organizations and Registered Organizations, please click here.
Economic Development – Santa Fe County has a growing economy that provides ample business opportunities, services, and assets for its business community, and strives to promote economic development programs and projects that provide jobs and new sources of revenue. The County approaches economic development from a sustainability filter that balances economic, environmental, and demographic factors. For more information, please click here.
To view the Santa Fe County Business Plan or Business Plan Update please click on the PDF documents below. The 2013 Economic Development Plan will be available soon.
Affordable Housing Program – The affordable housing staff is involved in producing, enforcing and recommending changes related to the ordinances and regulations for the Affordable Housing Program. The mission of the Affordable Housing Program is to provide increased affordable housing opportunities to workforce families living within the northern and central area of the County.
Transportation Planning - The transportation planner works with several transportation entities including the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), the Northern Pueblos Regional Planning Organization (NPRPO) and the Regional Planning Authority (RPA). Staff is currently working to develop a Transportation Improvement Plan for all road projects identified as Capital Improvements Projects (CIP).
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – The GIS planner provides the Planning Division with GIS–based mapping, analysis, and database management, to support the preparation of the SGMP, community and district plans, and the land development code.
Community Planner - Open Space and Trails
Senior Transportation Planner
Economic Development Manager
Affordable Housing Administrator
Affordable Housing Specialist