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City Tackles Antique Zoning Code

The zoning code of Alamogordo, NM hasn't been revisited since April of 1950. Today, the zoning rewrite group is finally updating the code and making the switch to a form-based code in the process.

"[Alamogordo city planner Marc South] said the city is carefully moving toward form-based zoning as it is a much more complex system.

The biggest impediment to the process is that zoning should follow a comprehensive plan and not lead it, South said.

"But we are where we are, so we're picking up and running with it," South said."

Full Story: 58-year-old zoning code being revised

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