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

SpecificationsDetails
Established by6-2-3-4 Land Use and Development Code
Number on BoardFive
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonNone
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationCity 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

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Tom Caver03/05/201801/31/2021
Rick Feeney02/10/201501/31/2021
Lauren Jackson02/16/201601/31/2019
Carolyn Hunter02/16/201601/31/2019
Connie Gordon02/10/201701/31/2020
Tom Berry02/7/201701/31/2020
Scott Shine, Planning ManagerNANA