Boards, Committees, and Outside Agencies


Board of Zoning Appeals (Quasi-Judicial) considers and approves or denies applications requesting relief from the Manhattan Development Code.

Historic Resources Board encourages the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic properties within the city.

Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board (Quasi-Judicial) addresses a range of community issues in the Manhattan Urban Area.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the City Commission regarding transportation and mobility issues in Manhattan.

Downtown Planning Steering Committee is a temporary committee assembled to advise, inform, and assist throughout the creation and adoption of an area plan for downtown, called the Beyond Tomorrow Downtown Plan that will guide development and policy decisions in the downtown for the next 10-20 years.

Workforce Housing Steering Committee will be a temporary body of representatives from various housing-related industries. The City is currently seeking applications for members.

Outside Agencies

Community Development coordinates and partners with a variety of city and regional agencies, including, but not limited to: