Landmarks & Urban Conservation Commission

Learn more about the Landmarks and 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
  • Regina Chavez, Vice Chair
  • Lauren Austin
  • Robert Gerard Heiser
  • Amy Horowitz
  • J. Matt Myers. Esq.


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.


    Staff Contact

    For questions or more information, contact the Senior Planner for the LUCC at (505) 924-3891.

    Scheduled Meetings

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