Petroglyph estates - SAD 228

To pay dues for PENA membership please send your check for $50 per lot annual dues to

Bob Sutton  

PENA Treasurer, 
6535 Pato Rd, NW
Albuquerque, NM  87120
Phone 670-3903


Garage Set Backs - we have been successful in working with the city to adjust the garage set backs from the 10 ft indicated in the VCSDP to 5 ft for VCLL zoning in Petroglyph Estates. The approved garage set back is now 5 ft.

Curb Cuts - we have also been successful in working with the city to amend the curb cuts from 14 ft to 20 ft.

NOTICE - SAD 228 Property Owners should contact Ron Vonderhaar, City of Albuquerque Impact Fee Coordinator, at 924-3984 or by email at, to apply road impact fee credits and sign all applicable paperwork. By doing so, the impact fees due and payable to the City of Albuquerque will be reduced by the amount listed in the current Impact Fee Ordinance under the fee schedule for road impact fees. The application of road impact fee credits must be made prior to the payment of all permitting fees and the issuance of a building permit. If payment is made and the building permit is issued, there will be no refunds for road impact fee credits not applied. However, the property owners will retain their road impact fee credit as defined in the current City of Albuquerque Impact Fee Ordinance under Section 14-19-19 Credits”.

If Ron is unavailable or the property owners have questions please feel free to contact Tony Loyd, Impact Fee Administrator

(505) 924-3934,


Petroglyph Estates is located in the Volcano Cliffs subdivision of Albuquerque, New Mexico: West of the Rio Grande,
on top of the mesa, nestled against the Petroglyph National Monument. Complete with sprawling views of the Sandia
Mountains and the Albuquerque skyline, Petroglyph Estates is located near schools, community centers, churches,
shops, grocery, and restaurants.



Residents of Petroglyph Estates will find a variety of shops, restaurants, and novelty within 2 miles of home, whether just up the road or down the mesa. Ventana Square Shopping Center, at the corner of Universe Blvd and Paradise Blvd, offers many eateries for both a quick meal or dine-in. Petroglyph Plaza, at the corner of Paseo del Norte and Golf Course Rd, is home to a Smith’s grocery store, Starbucks, and
local businesses such as a pet boutique, gym, and children’s gymnastics.

SAD 228 Map

There are 3 segments of SAD 228. The segment to the northwest of Boca Negra Dam includes several mixed use zoned lots at the intersection of Universe and Rainbow Roads.  The segment immediately south of Paseo del Norte is primarily mixed use zoned lots.  The segment in the center, east of Unser Blvd and south of Kimmick Rd  includes residential zoned lots in Units 18, 19 and 22.

Volcano Cliff Sector Development Plan

The Volcano Cliffs Sector Development Plan (VCSDP), which the VCPOA collaborated with the City of Albuquerque, has established building and land use regulations that support attractive, environmentally friendly neighborhoods. The Sector Development Plan includes a variety of large residential, smaller residential, rural residential, mixed use, and commercial zones that provide the foundation for complimentary, but unique, neighborhoods. The Plan also includes parks, trails, and open space nestled among the variety of zones that will provide home owners a myriad of living choices.The Volcano Heights Sector Development Plan (VHSDP) which is just to the north of Volcano Cliffs will be a center for job creation.  Unser Boulevard provides easy access to jobs in Rio Rancho at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Sandoval County Regional Medical Center, and similar companies. Unser Blvd also provides quick access to the South Valley and Interstate 40. Substantial residential development is occurring around it such as: The Boulders, The Trails, Montecitto and Paradise Views. These neighborhoods are growing, and some have only a few lots available.

There is no Architectural Control Committee for this neighborhood because the regulations for development are included in the Volcano Cliffs Sector Development Plan.  Cut and paste the following into your browser or go to the home page and click on copy under the Volcano Cliffs Sector Development Plan.


​The covenants in Units 18, 19 and 22 which make up the residential zones have been updated to agree with the VCSDP.