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Design Review Board
Board Overview
The Design Review Board (herinafter DRB) was formed for purposes of improving and enhancing the overall appearance and character of the City.  DRB serves as a referral body and an appellate body with respect to the application of adopted design guidelines within the City.  

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by 6-2-3-4 Land Use and Development Code
Number on Board Five 
Length of Term One, Two and Three years
Council Liaison None
Regular Meeting Time Second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm
Regular Meeting Location City Hall in Smith Chambers

Special Requirements

The City Council intends for the selection of members to create a Board with the experience and expertise to evaluate design from multiple perspectives.  The City will make its best good-faith effort to ensure that the regular members of the DRB include:

        a. Three members who are trained in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design
            or urban planning; and

        b.  Two members who offer a range of experience and/or expertise that will contribute to informed     
             decision making.         

Powers
  • To hear and decide applications for alternative compliance review (see Division 3-1-5, Alternative Compliance) that are referred to it by the Planning staff.
  • To hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Planning staff with respect to any of the standards of Article 3-1, Established Neighborhoods.   
  • To hear and decide applications for a Certificate of Design Compliance (see Division 3-4-2, Downtown Historic District Standards) that are referred to it by the Planning staff.   
  • To hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Planning staff to deny or condition approval of a Certificate of Design Compliance.
  • To hear and decide applications for development approval which apply Division 3-4-3, Multifamily Design Standards, or Division 3-4-4, Commercial and Mixed-Use Design Standards, when such applications are referred to it by the Planning staff.
  • To hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Planning staff to deny an application for development approval based on its failure to comply with Division 3-4-3, Multifamily Design Standards, or Division 3-4-4, Commercial and Mixed-Use Design Standards.
  • To hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Planning staff to deny a sign permit.


Current Members
Name Appointed Term Expires 
Tom Caver 2-10-2015 1-31-2018
Rick Feeney, Chair 2-10-2015 1-31-2018
Lauren Jackson, Alternate 2-16-2016 1-31-2019
Carolyn Hunter 2-16-2016 1-31-2019
Connie Gordon 2-10-2015 1-31-2017
Tom Berry, Vice Chair 2-10-2015  1-31-2017
Greg Hoch, Director of Community Development NA NA
Nicol Killian, Planning Manager NA NA