• Kim Clark, AE, GAD

Zoning Changes in the SCRMLS

The Town of Silver City has zoning. The town of Bayard has zoning. Catron, Hidalgo, Luna and Grant Counties have not established zoning.



Town of Silver City - Zoning and Land Use Codes here.


ARTICLE III. - DISTRICT REGULATIONS

  • 3.1 - Intent and purpose of zoning districts. 3.1.1 Rural (Ru) District. The Rural District is intended to protect existing rural land uses that are characterized by low density single-family residential uses on large lots and agricultural uses, including livestock for personal use within the guidelines of the Municipal Code. Limited commercial activity that is compatible with rural residences and agriculture is also permitted. 3.1.2 Residential A Single-Family (RA) District. The Residential A District is intended to accommodate low-density and medium-density single-family and, through conditional use approval, two-family residential development and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner. 3.1.3 Residential B Restricted Single-Family and Attached Housing (RB-1) District. The Residential B Single-Family and Attached Housing District is intended to accommodate low, medium, and moderate-density single-family, two-family, and multi-family residential development containing no more than ten dwelling units, not including single-section manufactured homes, and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner. 3.1.4 Residential B Mixed Housing Types (RB-2) District. The Residential B Mixed Housing Types District is intended to accommodate low, medium and moderate-density single-family, two-family, and multi-family residential development, and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner. The RB District shall exist until the adoption of an amended official zoning map designating RB-1 and RB-2. Uses and dimensional requirements for the existing RB district shall be as established herein for the RB-2 zoning district. 3.1.5 Residential C Manufactured Home Park and Attached Housing (RC) District. The Residential C District is intended to accommodate higher density, single-family, two-family, multi-family, and manufactured home residential developments and to provide land-use protection for areas that develop in such a manner. 3.1.6 Historic Downtown Commercial (C-HD) District. The Historic Downtown Commercial (C-HD) District is intended to accommodate a mix of commercial uses serving residents and visitors, mixed-use buildings, and residential buildings in the historic central business core, and to provide a variety of building sizes compatible with the character of the Silver City Historic District. The district encourages a high level of vitality through diverse activities conveniently accessible to pedestrians. 3.1.7 Light Commercial (C-Lt) District. The Light Commercial (C-Lt) District is intended to accommodate a mix of commercial uses largely serving residents of neighborhoods and the region, including retail, commercial, government, financial establishments, professional offices, and medical facilities. Commercial and institutional uses, mixed-use and higher density residential buildings may be more intense in the generation of traffic, noise and lights than in the historic downtown commercial district. 3.1.8 Highway Commercial (C-Hwy) District. The Highway Commercial District is intended to accommodate a broad mix of commercial uses serving residents and visitors, including businesses that are highly accessible by vehicles. This district is intended for employment activities and uses that may be more intense than in the historic downtown commercial and light commercial districts in the creation of traffic, noise, and lights. Higher density residential buildings and mixed-use buildings containing residential units that do not front on the highway are appropriate. 3.1.9 Mixed-use (MU) District. The Mixed-use (MU) District is intended to accommodate a mix of small scale commercial and residential uses and to provide a transition between commercial and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Reinvestment, limited expansion of existing residential and commercial buildings and new mixed-use, residential and commercial uses are encouraged. 3.1.10 Industrial (I) District. The Industrial District is intended to accommodate areas of heavy and/or concentrated fabrication, manufacturing, and industrial uses. 3.1.11 Planned Unit Development (PUD) District. The Planned Unit Development District is intended to accommodate only uses that are allowed in other zoning districts, but to allow more innovative design, massing, orientation, and clustering in development patterns. The district is not intended to reduce quality standards below those applicable elsewhere in the Town. 3.1.12 Open Space (OS) District. The Open Space District is intended to preserve and enhance public open space. Purposes served by such lands include recreational uses such as hiking and bicycling, preservation of scenic vistas, preservation of sensitive lands, protection of natural vegetation, wildlife and land forms, and protection of natural areas for such natural processes as flooding to occur without damaging development.



Zoning Maps can be purchased in the Community Development Department at:

1203 N Hudson Street, Silver City, NM 88062 | Phone: 575-534-6348

City of Bayard - Zoning District Codes here.


R1 - Residential, Single-family

RM - Residential, Mobile Home

R2 - Residential, Multi-Family

MHP - Mobile Home Park

C1 - General Commercial

I - Industrial


Click here for intent, permissive uses, conditional uses, and district standards.


City clerk, Kristy Ortiz has a map in the office. Call (575) 537-3327 for more information. General boundaries are: R1 homes throughout Bayard except MH Parks. RM manufactured housing. R2 multi family housing authority property. MHP mobile home parks. C1 commercial and residential properties fronting Highway 180/356 and the triangle area in center of town. Industrial is the area towards Hanover. (as of May 2021)


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