Landmarks & Urban Conservation Commission
The LUCC is composed of seven members. Currently, the LUCC has two licensed real estate professionals, one cultural historian, two registered architects and one attorney. Two of the Commissioners own property in a historic zone.
- James Clark, Chair
- Lauren Austin, Vice Chair
- J. Matt Myers. Esq.
- Amy Horowitz
- Daniel Solares
- Robert Bello
- Petra Morris
The Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission (LUCC) was formed in 1977 after the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Ordinance was adopted by the City Council. The duties of the LUCC include:
- Conduct studies and programs designed to identify and evaluate structures and areas worthy of conservation
- Review the status of structures and zones already designated
- Recommend to the Mayor and the City Council landmarks to be designated by the Council
- Conduct public hearings on applications for historic or urban conservation overlay zones
- Prepare and adopt specific development guidelines for any designated landmark, historic zone or urban conservation overlay zone
- Make decisions on applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for alteration, new construction or demolition
- Disseminate information to the public concerning historic preservation and urban conservation
- Seek input form groups and individuals concerning historic preservation and urban conservation
- 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
General Meeting Information
The LUCC conducts regularly scheduled hearings on the second Wednesday of each month in the Plaza del Sol hearing room at 600 2nd Street NW in downtown Albuquerque. Hearings begin promptly at 3 p.m.
Notice: Free 2-hour parking for Plaza del Sol customers is available on the north side of the building at 600 Second Street NW. This parking lot is monitored by Parking Services - vehicles in the lot for more than 2 hours are subject to fines and or/towing.
The Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission is inviting applications to serve on the Commission. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the fields of architecture, law, graphic arts, planning, real estate, history, construction or archaeology. The LUCC conducts a public hearing once a month to consider applications for Certificates of Appropriateness in historic overlay zones and city landmarks. Terms of service are three years. Interested parties can apply online.
For questions or more information, contact the Senior Planner for the LUCC at (505) 924-3891.
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