Historic Resources Board

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.


Meeting Dates

Jan 22, 2024
Feb 26, 2024
Mar 25, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
May 20, 2024
Jun 24, 2024
Jul 22, 2024
Aug 26, 2024
Sep 23, 2024
Oct 28, 2024
Nov 25, 2024
Dec 16, 2024
Jan 27, 2025
Feb 24, 2025
Mar 24, 2025


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

  • Mick Charney (Art & Architectural Historian) (CHAIR) 
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • Sara Fisher (History) (VICE CHAIR)
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • Phil Anderson (Historic Home Owner)
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • Garric Baker (Architect)
    • Term expires: 04/30/26
  • Mike Hoover (Building Trades)
    • Term expires: 04/30/26
  • Caela Wood (History)
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • Jeff Schober (Architect)
    • Term expires: 04/30/26