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City of Albuquerque Zoning Code
Area Lighting Regulations


CHAPTER 14: ZONING, PLANNING AND BUILDING
ARTICLE 16: ZONING CODE
PART 3: GENERAL REGULATIONS

14-16-3-9 AREA LIGHTING REGULATIONS.

(A) The location of the lighting fixture together with its cut-off angle shall be such that it does not directly shine on any public right-of-way or any other residential premises;

(B) It shall not have an off-site luminance greater than 1,000 footlamberts; it shall not have an off-site luminance greater than 200 footlamberts measured from any private property in a residential zone.

(C) Where on-site lighting is provided, the location of all light poles shall be indicated on the site plan.

(D) For sites smaller than five acres, the maximum height of a light pole, measured from the finished grade to the top of the pole, shall be 20 feet.

(E) For sites five or more acres, the maximum height of a light pole, measured from the finished grade to the top of the pole, shall be 30 feet.

(F) The maximum height of a light pole, measured from the finished grade to the top of the pole, within 100 feet of a residential zone shall be 16 feet.

('74 Code, 7-14-40I) (Am. Ord. 36-2002)


OLD REQUIREMENTS:

14-16-3-9  AREA LIGHTING REGULATIONS.

Area lighting, including parking area lighting, shall be arranged so that:

(A)The location of the lighting fixture together with its cut-off angle shall be such that it does not directly shine on any public right-of-way or any other residential premises;

(B)It shall not have an off-site luminance greater than 1,000 footlamberts; it shall not have an off-site luminance greater than 200 footlamberts measured from any private property in a residential zone.

('74 Code, 7-14-40I)
 
 


City of Albuquerque Planning Department web site - http://www.cabq.gov/planning/
Updated 10/1/2004


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