Historic Resources Board

Historic Resources Board Meetings & Applications Deadline Calendar

Background

The purpose of the Historic Resources Board is to encourage the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic properties within the city through the designation of Historic Sites, Structures, and Districts per Ordinance No. 6065 and Chapter 26 in the Code of Ordinances (the Manhattan Development Code).

The Board also advises the City Commission on matters related to historic preservation and reviews projects that may affect designated historic properties. The board has an Action Plan that identifies and prioritizes activities with which the board is involved.

The board consists of seven members. Those appointed should have a demonstrated interest, knowledge, or training in fields closely related to historic preservation, such as history, architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, archeology, planning, engineering, real estate, law, finance, building trades, urban design, and geography. At least three members shall be preservation-related professionals, such as an architect, architectural historian, archeologist, historian, landscape architect, planner, or engineer.

Projects
If you have a project that needs to be reviewed by the Historic Resources Board, visit our applications page.

Staff Liaison

Ben Chmiel
Senior Planner
Community Development
Email Ben Chmiel
785-587-2438

Additional Information

Meeting Information

The board meets the fourth Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

Members

  • Phil Anderson (Historic Home Owner)
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • Mick Charney (Art & Architectural Historian)  
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • Jana Fallin (History)
    • Term expires: 04/30/23
  • Sara Fisher (History)
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • Caela Wood (History)
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • *open* (Landscape Architect)
    • Term expires: 04/30/23
  • *open* (Architect)
    • Term expires: 04/30/23