Historic Preservation Ordinance
The city's historic preservation ordinance, Ordinance No. 6065, provides a process for the designation of locally-significant historic structures, sites, and districts through a public process involving the Historic Resources Board and the City Commission. Designation is established by an ordinance which must identify significant historic features on the property or properties. For more information see the City Code of Ordinances Section 17.5-16.
Designation of locally-significant historic structures, sites, and districts can be initiated by a member of the Historic Resources Board, the owner(s) of record of the nominated property, the City Commission, or any other person or organization. Once designation occurs, any improvements made to significant historic features on the structure, site, or buildings within a historic district must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness, which is issued by the Historic Resources Board (City Code of Ordinances Section 17.5-17).
Anyone interested in nominating a structure, site, or district for designation and listing on the Manhattan Register of Historic Places should read the Filing Instructions and submit a completed Nomination Form to the Community Development Department for processing.
For additional information, email Senior Long Range Planner Lance Evans or call 785-587-2412.