About the Design Review Committee

The purpose of the Design Review Committee (DRC) is to assist the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals by providing design criteria, guidance and recommendations for those applications specifically referred to the Committee by either Board or as requested by the Applicant. The goal of design review is to maintain and enhance the character of the City; enhance the natural and aesthetic qualities of the City, preserve the value of land and buildings; and protect and preserve the cultural aspects and heritage of the City.

More specifically, design review is intended to:

  • Maintain, protect and enhance existing buildings of historical and architectural significance,
  • Foster new development that is aesthetically compatible with existing buildings and infrastructure,
  • Encourage and assist building owners to restore and rehabilitate existing buildings in a cost effective, sensitive manner and in such a way as to be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood,
  • Encourage originality and creativity in the design of new buildings and additions, or the remodeling of existing buildings, and
  • Maintain and enhance the appearance of signage, new and existing.
  • Members

  • Reports & Decisions

  • Shawn Hesse
  • Frank Valdez
  • Deborah Fennick
  • Sarah Radding
  • Alexandra Kleyman

Reports and Decisions

PLEASE NOTE: Applications made before April 15, 2011 are not included in this listing and can be found by clicking here.

Street Number Case Number First Hearing Date Decisions Other Reports Updated datesort ascending
Washington Street 103 ZBA 2017-53 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon plan set 06/26/2017 - 1:44pm
Putnam Street 30 ZBA 2017-54 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon plan set 06/26/2017 - 12:00pm
Spring Hill Terrace 8 ZBA 2017-58 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 6-7-17 06/23/2017 - 11:00am
Pearson Road 9 ZBA 2017-60 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 5-16-17 06/23/2017 - 10:41am
Liberty Avenue 24 ZBA 2017-59 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 6-7-17 06/23/2017 - 10:37am
Orchard Street 131 ZBA 2017-48 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 6-19-17 06/23/2017 - 10:31am
McGrath Highway 51 ZBA 2017-46 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 6-19-17 06/23/2017 - 10:25am
Washington Street 75 ZBA 2017-27 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon plan set 06/21/2017 - 5:59pm
Boston Avenue 46-48 ZBA 2017-49 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon plan set 06/21/2017 - 4:15pm
Gilman Street 85-87 ZBA 2017-26 May 17, 2017 PDF icon Proposed Plan Set
PDF icon Proposed Location Plan
PDF icon Proposed Plan Set 6-14-17
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report 6-15-17
06/15/2017 - 11:44am
Elm Street 240 ZBA 2016-143-R1-05/17 Jun 21, 2017 PDF icon Previously Approved Basement Plan
PDF icon Proposed Revision to Basement Plan
PDF icon Staff Report 06/15/2017 - 9:56am
Broadway 70 PB 2017-13 Jun 22, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 5-4-17
PDF icon Plan Set 6-12-17
PDF icon Staff Report 06/15/2017 - 9:56am
Belmont Street 27 ZBA 2017-51 Jun 21, 2017 PDF icon Photograph
PDF icon Variance Responses
PDF icon Staff Report 06/15/2017 - 9:55am
Walnut Street 33 ZBA 2017-44 Jun 21, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 5-4-17 PDF icon Staff Report 06/15/2017 - 9:54am
Dane Street 34 & 38 ZBA 2017-31 Jun 07, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 4-11-17
PDF icon Parking Memo
PDF icon Stormwater Report
PDF icon Shadow Study 2-20-17
PDF icon Staff Report 06/15/2017 - 9:54am

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