Boards and Committees


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.

Housing Market Analysis Steering Committee is a temporary body of volunteers representing multiple housing-related industries overseeing the market study and the future review of data and generating recommended programs and policies to the City Commission upon completion of the data gathering and synthesizing stage.

Outside Agencies

Community Development coordinates and partners with a variety of city and regional agencies, including: