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
NorthPoint Open Space - North Baldwin Park PB 2017-24 Nov 30, 2017 PDF icon drawing set
PDF icon application package
11/20/2017 - 4:01pm
NorthPoint Parcel EF PB 2017-23 Nov 30, 2017 PDF icon plan set
PDF icon civil set
PDF icon application package
11/20/2017 - 4:00pm
Union Square CDSP PB 2017-21 Nov 20, 2017 PDF icon Revised: USQ CDSP Application
PDF icon Revised: Appendix 1 – Applicant Info
PDF icon Revised: Appendix 2 – Neighborhood Mtg Materials
PDF icon Revised: Appendix 3 – Civic Space
PDF icon Appendix 4 – T.I.S. & Mobility
PDF icon Revised: Lot & Block Plans
PDF icon Revised: Thoroughfare Plans
PDF icon Revised: Utility Exhibits
PDF icon Preliminary Staff Report - prior to testimony
PDF icon mobility management memo
11/20/2017 - 2:06pm
Highland Ave 311 ZBA 2017-103 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Highland Ave 311 - Staff Report.pdf 11/03/2017 - 5:29pm
Oliver St 38 ZBA 2017-41 Nov 03, 2017 PDF icon Plans Nov 8 2017
PDF icon Oliver St 38 - Plot Plan.pdf
PDF icon Staff Report Nov 8 2017 11/03/2017 - 3:50pm
Cedar St 49 ZBA 2017-92 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set Oct 18 2017
PDF icon Proposed Elevations Nov 8 2017
PDF icon Proposed Floor Plan Nov 8 2017
PDF icon Landscape Plan Nov 8 2017
PDF icon Plot Plan
PDF icon Cedar St 49 - Staff Report.pdf
PDF icon Cedar St 49 - Staff Report-UPDATED.pdf
11/03/2017 - 3:46pm
Williams Ct 1 ZBA 2017-82 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon ZBA-10-08-2017.pdf
PDF icon Williams Ct 1 - Plot Plan.pdf
PDF icon Williams Ct 1 - Staff Report.pdf 11/03/2017 - 3:41pm
Hall Avenue 24 ZBA 2017-102 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-17 PDF icon Staff Report 11/03/2017 - 10:14am
Whipple Street 8 ZBA 2017-96 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 10-30-17 PDF icon Staff Report 11/03/2017 - 10:14am
Broadway 44 ZBA 2017-95 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 9-20-17
PDF icon Landscape Plan 9-22-17
PDF icon Summary of Environmental Conditions
PDF icon Staff Report 11/03/2017 - 10:13am
Willow Avenue 82 ZBA 2017-30 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 8-16-17
PDF icon Survey Plan
PDF icon Landscape Plan 10-12-17
PDF icon Plan Set 11-2-17
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
11/03/2017 - 8:19am
George Street 11 ZBA 2017-85 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 9-7-17
PDF icon Plot Plan 5-29-11
PDF icon Staff Report 11/01/2017 - 12:09pm
Billingham Street 22 ZBA 2017-79 Sep 06, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 8-17-17 PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
11/01/2017 - 12:08pm
Moreland 35 ZBA 2015-78-E1-9/2017 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Moreland St 35 - Staff Report - ZBA 2015-78-E1-9-2017 Time Extension-COMBINED FILES.pdf 11/01/2017 - 12:07pm
Pearson Avenue 103 ZBA 2017-104 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 9-11-17
PDF icon Plan Set 10-11-17
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
11/01/2017 - 12:07pm

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