The Planning Department administers a number of boards.These boards, whose members are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council, have specific responsibilities outlined by the City Charter or City Ordinances.
You may view meeting dates and agendas for the Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission at the Planning Department Boards page.
The Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission primary purpose is to:
To designate, preserve, protect, enhance and perpetuate those structures and districts which reflect significant elements of the city's heritage;
To foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past;
To stabilize or improve the aesthetic and economic vitality and values of such structures and districts;
To protect and enhance the city's attraction to tourists and visitors;
To promote the use of outstanding structures or districts for the education, stimulation and welfare of the people of the city; and
To promote and encourage continued private ownership and utilization of such buildings and other structures now so owned and used, to the extent that the objectives listed above can be attained under such a policy.
The Omaha Municiple code contains specific requirements and procedures for the Landmarks Heritage Preservation Board. Please visit the online version of the Omaha Municipal Code and see Chapter 24, Article II for the Landmarks Heritage Preservation ordinance.