The Planning Division of the Growth Management Department is responsible for updates to the County Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP) including area, district and community plans, and long range planning activities as well as the creation of ordinances related to the implementation of the Sustainable Growth Management Plan. County planners work on a variety of activities and issues, including the interpretation and implementation of the Sustainable Growth Management Plan 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. In this capacity, planning staff sit on numerous internal and external boards, committees, and commissions throughout the county. The Planning Division has staff for Community Planning, Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Transportation, Open Space and Trails, and internal GIS support.
The Planning Division is responsible for long range planning activities including area plans, region plans, transportation plans and updating the Sustainable Growth Management Plan. County planning staff also reviews development applications in accordance with the County’s planning framework.
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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.
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.
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.
Open Space and Trails Planning – The open space and trails planner performs long range planning, development review and project development for the Open Space and Trails Program and serves as liaison to the County Open Lands, Trails and Parks Advisory Committee (COLTPAC). The vision of the Open Space and Trails Program is to create a network of cultural, historical, recreational and natural open spaces and trails throughout Santa Fe 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), and the Northern Pueblos Regional Planning Organization (NPRPO).
Community Planner - Open Space and Trails
Senior Transportation Planner
Economic Development Manager
Affordable Housing Staff
Affordable Housing Administrator
Affordable Housing Specialist