City of Lincoln
City Advisory Boards
This appeals board hears and acts on appeals relative to alleged errors, variances and exceptions relative to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code.
Special Requirements: Board is comprised of not less than one and no more than 2 Planning Commission members, two members with experience in real estate, law, planning or related fields, and one at-large citizen member, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
Reviewing and recommending landmark designations and permits are the focus of this commission. The group reviews proposed changes to landmarks and landmark districts, promotes historic preservation and reuse of historic properties.
Special Requirements: Board is comprised of at least two registered architects, one historian, one registered landscape architect, one licensed Realtor, and two at-large members.
The Planning Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, County Commissioners and Planning Department concerning planning matters. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and County Board of Commissioners.
The protection and promotion of the Capitol Environs and view corridors to the State Capitol are the responsibilities of this commission.
Special Requirements: Two members are appointed by the Governor; five are appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval. This Commission shall include five members with due consideration to appointment of an architect, landscape architect, an urban planner, a real estate developer and a member of the public at large. In addition, the administrator of the State Capitol Commission, the directors of Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department and of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department serve as ex-officio (non-voting) members.
The Urban Design Committee promotes good urban design by acting as advisor to City departments on public projects and on private projects receiving public assistance or using public property, conducting advisory reviews of public proposals and ordinances. The committee is responsible for making annual awards to exemplary public and private developments.
Special Requirements: Insofar as practicable, all members of the committee shall be competent in matters of design, representative of the community, and should include individuals with a demonstrated interest or education in matters of urban design.