Boards and Commissions Membership

Board/Commision
Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission
Authorization
Ordinance (14-12-5)
Purpose
(A) There is hereby created a Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission which shall consist of seven members. Two members shall own property in a Historic Zone. One member shall be a professional architect, one member shall be a licensed real estate agent, and one member shall be a knowledgeable lay-person. Of the remaining members, each one shall have demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas: architecture, law, graphic arts, planning, real estate, history, construction, or archeology; provided, however, that a university degree shall not be required as proof of expertise. All of the members shall have demonstrated, through previous experience or training, an ability and interest in preserving the historic and architectural character of Albuquerque and in conserving urban areas. Members may reside outside of the boundaries of the City of Albuquerque if they have special expertise. The term of each member shall be three years; of the Commission members first named, two shall have terms ending April 1, 1979, two shall have terms ending April 1, 1980, and three shall have terms ending April 1, 1981. The Mayor shall determine which persons have which terms.

(B) Except as provided in this article, the qualifications, appointment and conduct of the members of the Commission and its organizational structure shall be governed by 2-6-1-1 et seq.
('74 Code, 7-5-5) (Ord. 22-1978; Am. Ord. 4-1985; Am. Ord. 51-1991)
Composition
The Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission may:

(A) Conduct studies and programs designed to identify and evaluate structures and areas worthy of conservation, and to review the status of structures and zones already designated.

(B) Recommend to the Mayor and City Council landmarks to be designated by the Council in accordance with the procedures established in this article.

(C) Conduct a public hearing on an application for a historic or urban conservation overlay zone. The Commission may recommend approval or amendment of such an application to the City Council or it may deny the application. Historic and urban conservation zone procedures, including procedures for appeal of the Commission's denial of an application, are prescribed by the Zoning Code.

(D) Prepare and adopt specific development guidelines for any designated landmark, historic zone or urban conservation overlay zone.

(E) Make decisions on applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for alteration, new construction, or demolition, in accordance with the procedures established in this article.

(F) Disseminate information to the public concerning historic preservation and urban conservation and seek input from groups and individuals about these matters.

(G) Consider methods for encouraging and achieving historic preservation and urban conservation and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

(H) Advise the Mayor, Council, and the Environmental Planning Commission on any proposed public improvements which would impact the exterior appearance of landmarks or significant structures in historic zones or urban conservation overlay zones.
('74 Code, 7-5-6) (Ord. 22-1978; Am. Ord. 4-1985; Am. Ord. 51-1991)
Current Membership
RepresentingName
Term
1.
Real Estate AgentMs. Amy L. Horowitz
04/01/2014
2.
ArchitectMr. Daniel Solares
04/01/2019
3.
Historic Zone Property OwnerMr. Robert Bello
04/01/2019
4.
Historic Zone Property OwnerMr. James B. Clark
04/01/2016
5.
At LargeVacant
6.
At LargeMs. Lauren Austin
04/01/2015
7.
At LargeMr. Matthew Myers
04/01/2015
Contact: Leslie Naji, (505) 924-3927