Inspiration is an 89-acre planned single family neighborhood on Albuquerque’s west side. The property includes several sensitive land constraints that required special analysis, coordination, and design considerations. These include rugged terrain, steep slopes, drainage issues, and adjacency to City Open Space and the Petroglyph National Monument. The property is within the Western Albuquerque Sector Development Plan that was approved by the City of Albuquerque. One challenge was to determine the regulatory framework created by a combination of the Sector Plan and the new Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO).

The final design includes 327 residential lots with a centrally located private park, open space areas, and trails. The project was reviewed an approved by the Environmental Planning Commission with no conditions, which eliminated the need to obtain final sign off from the Development Review Board.



  • IDO Zoning Entitlement Strategy
  • Sensitive Lands Analysis
  • Open Space
  • Private Park
  • Amenity Design


  • Pulte Group of New Mexico