Consensus Planning worked on the Westland North Master Plan in the mid-1990’s, which resulted in the City’s acquisition of the Atrisco Terrace Open Space. In 2016, Consensus Planning worked with the new property owners, Western Albuquerque Land Holdings and Bernalillo County to create a new Sector Plan for the unincorporated portion of the old Master Plan. In 2019, this plan was updated to respond to detailed master planning for the residential portion of the plan area. This plan will build on the significant success es on the City portions of the master plan (Lower Petroglyphs – below the Atrisco Terrace) including the Albuquerque Regional Sports Complex, Del Webb Mirehaven, APS’ Nusenda Community Stadium and the new Tres Volcanos Community School, proposed hospital, Inspiration Planned Neighborhood, and numerous residential neighborhoods. Consensus Planning worked collaboratively with Garrett Development Corporation, Bohannan Huston engineers, SEC Planning, and Paragon Engineering Group to develop a residential master plan for approximately 3,000 acres.
The property is located on the mesa top, adjacent to the Atrisco Terrace Open Space and the Petroglyph National Monument. Consensus Planning integrated the new master plan into an amendment to the County Sector Development Plan. Due to the extensive amount of infrastructure required, the Project Team was challenged with developing a detailed phasing plan that balanced product differentiation, amenities, and absorption with infrastructure costs. The phasing included coordination with the approved PID and TIDD districts and development of a detailed financial model. Consensus Planning led an extensive interactive process with County staff including planning, parks and open space, public works, and economic development. Consensus Planning also coordinated with City Open Space and Petroglyph National Monument staff regarding the Atrisco Terrace and issues regarding trail heads, trail system planning, and roadway and drainage improvements. The updated plan received unanimous approval by the County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.
In 2020, Consensus Planning worked with BH Devco on changes needed to accommodate a large economic development project (known as Project Chico) within the industrial area of the Upper Petroglyphs Sector Plan. The amendments included minor zoning boundary changes and updates to the Design Standards. The economic development project is currently under construction.