Residential Pipeline Map
The residential pipeline map is a planning tool created by the City of Santa Fe Planning and Land Use Department to track small to large-scale residential development projects and construction. The map tracks residential development at four stages: Under Review, Approved, Under Construction, and Completed. The public can access information at the project, council district, and city-wide level on the number of dwelling units (DUs) and affordability mix.
The snapshot captures the current number of dwelling units (DUs) in each of the four development stages:
How to Use the Residential Pipeline Map
- Click on a project circle on the map.
- View the project details.
- Click on the arrow in the upper right corner to view the Summary of Developments by Projects Status in the council district for the particular project.
- Click on the arrow in the lower right corner of the graph to see the number of units in the district, the number of affordable units by project status, and the number of development locations by project status.
- Hover over the graph bar in each box for the category and number of units in each.
Types of Affordable Housing on Pipeline Map
Small Project Fee
Development with ten or fewer units (homeownership) or twelve units (rental) is allowed to pay a "small project fee" instead of including affordably-priced homes.
Fee In Lieu Of (FILO)
Market-rate rental projects that pay a fee in lieu of including on-site rent-restricted homes, as allowed by Resolution 2019 and only applicable to rental projects
The affordability requirements don't apply to hospitality uses or assisted living facilities (considered health care)
Including price restrictions on homes that are set aside for income-qualified renters (15%) or homeowners (20%)
In cases where extreme financial hardship will result from including price restrictions on site AND a developer can prove that a proposed means of alternate compliance will better meet affordable housing needs, a request for alternate compliance can be made. These alternatives can be to provide homes off-site, paying a fee in lieu of dedicating land to a 100% affordable project, and are subject to Governing Body approval.
Frequently Asked Questions
The residential pipeline map displays small to large-scale projects from 4-lot subdivisions of single-family homes to 200+ unit multifamily developments. Projects on the map date back to 2017.
The City of Santa Fe uses area median income (AMI) data provided annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to derive affordable home prices and rents. Typically, an affordable housing expense is defined as no more than 1/3 of monthly household income.
Yes - Simply click on a project circle on the map and view the number of affordable units for that project per council district and citywide.
The residential pipeline map has information on the total number of developments and their unit mix, total units per council district, and totals for the city as a whole.
The residential pipeline map was created in PDF form in the fall of 2020. The map was updated as an interactive GIS-based map in 2022.
The map is updated on a regular basis as projects progress through the pipeline.