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

Street Number Case Number First Hearing Date Decisions Other Reports Updated datesort ascending
Broadway 182 PB 2013-16-E1(11/2015) Dec 10, 2015 Report (821.96 KB) 12/07/2015 - 11:13am
Josephine 53 ZBA 2015-09 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Revision Plans Report (494.47 KB) 12/04/2015 - 2:10pm
chandler 74 2015 ZBA-99 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans, PDF icon Elevations Report (276.4 KB) 12/04/2015 - 2:07pm
Dover 88 ZBA 2015-82 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans 11/18/2015, PDF icon Updated Plans 12/9/2015 Report (211.84 KB), Report (218.37 KB) 12/04/2015 - 1:38pm
George St 11 ZBA 2015-77 Nov 04, 2015 PDF icon Plans 10.20.2015, PDF icon Plans 11.08.2015, PDF icon Plans 11.30.2015 Report (1.31 MB), Report (1.31 MB) 12/04/2015 - 12:23pm
Village St 19-21 ZBA 2013-53-R1(11/2015) Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans Report (560.58 KB) 12/04/2015 - 12:22pm
Spring Hill Terr 19 ZBA 2015-102 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans Report (938.44 KB) 12/04/2015 - 12:19pm
Washington St 197 PB 2015-12 Dec 10, 2015 PDF icon Plan, PDF icon Attachments, PDF icon Transportation Memo Report (224.58 KB) 12/04/2015 - 12:17pm
Medford Street 252 ZBA 2015-101 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans, PDF icon Views Report (367.42 KB) 12/03/2015 - 4:28pm
Beacon 175 ZBA 2015-100 Dec 09, 2015 PDF icon Plans, PDF icon Views Report (188.6 KB) 12/03/2015 - 4:25pm
Oak 14 ZBA 2015-62 Report (522.89 KB) 11/17/2015 - 9:41am
Morton 11 ZBA 2015-88 Nov 04, 2015 Decision (102.01 KB) PDF icon Plans Report (535.6 KB) 11/16/2015 - 2:55pm
Park St 44 ZBA 2015-87 Nov 04, 2015 Decision (102.17 KB) PDF icon Plans Report (380.08 KB) 11/16/2015 - 2:54pm
Berkeley St 12 ZBA 2015-86 Nov 04, 2015 Decision (96.86 KB) PDF icon Plans Report (498.25 KB) 11/16/2015 - 2:53pm
Hersey 5 ZBA 2015-76 Nov 04, 2015 Decision (103.58 KB) Report (260.28 KB) 11/16/2015 - 2:51pm

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