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
McGrath Hwy 845 PB 2017-27 Jan 04, 2018 PDF icon Application package
PDF icon impervious clarification
PDF icon response to questions
PDF icon memo to T&I
PDF icon air quality report
PDF icon Preliminary Staff Report - prior to testimony 01/08/2018 - 4:02pm
Line Street 140 & 150 ZBA 2017-83 Jan 17, 2018 PDF icon drawing set 01/03/2018 - 11:03am
Assembly Row 400-499 PB2014-34-R4 (9/2017) Dec 14, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon staff report 12/27/2017 - 11:29am
NorthPoint Open Space EF/G PB 2017-24 Dec 14, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon drawing set
PDF icon application package
PDF icon revised application package - 12.05.17
PDF icon Staff Report 12/27/2017 - 11:28am
Concord Ave 69 ZBA 2017-108 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Concord Ave 69 - Updated plans rec'd 12-7-2017.pdf PDF icon Staff Report 12/27/2017 - 11:27am
Boston Ave 23-25 ZBA 2017-100 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Boston Ave 23-25 - Plan Set.pdf PDF icon Staff Report 12/27/2017 - 11:27am
Franklin St 57-59 ZBA 2017-109 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans for December 13, 2017 PDF icon Staff Report 12/27/2017 - 11:26am
Highland Ave 311 ZBA 2017-103 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Window letter/sign dimensions PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report for December 13, 2017
12/27/2017 - 11:26am
NorthPoint Parcel EF PB 2017-23 Dec 14, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon plan set
PDF icon civil set
PDF icon application package
PDF icon revised application package - 12.05.17
PDF icon Staff Report 12/27/2017 - 11:25am
Highland Ave 81 ZBA 2017-101 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Variance Decision
PDF icon Special Permit Decision
PDF icon Plans
PDF icon Executive Summary - Parking Study
PDF icon Parking Study
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Parking Variance Memo
12/27/2017 - 11:25am
Fremont St 0 ZBA 2017-130 Dec 22, 2017 PDF icon Initial Plan Set Dec 4 2017 12/22/2017 - 4:51pm
Moreland 35 ZBA 2016-78-E1-9/2017 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Moreland St 35 - Staff Report - ZBA 2015-78-E1-9-2017 Time Extension.pdf 12/14/2017 - 2:08pm
Hall Avenue 24 ZBA 2017-102 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-17 PDF icon Staff Report 12/14/2017 - 2:08pm
Fremont Street 86 ZBA 2017-106 Nov 29, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 11-21-17 PDF icon Staff Report 12/14/2017 - 2:07pm
Williams Ct 1 ZBA 2017-82 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans - for Nov 8, 2017
PDF icon Plot Plan
PDF icon Updated Plans for Nov. 29 2017
PDF icon Staff Report for Nov 8, 2017
PDF icon Updated Staff Report for Nov 29, 2017
12/14/2017 - 2:07pm

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