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
Highland Avenue 314-318 ZBA 2017-111 Jan 17, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Awning Rendering PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
03/15/2018 - 10:33am
Highland Avenue 160 ZBA 2018-15 Mar 07, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 12-12-17 PDF icon Staff Report 03/15/2018 - 10:32am
North Street 200 ZBA 2017-125 Jan 03, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 11-24-17
PDF icon Plan Set 1-30-18
PDF icon 3D Rendering
PDF icon Plan Set 2-28-18
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
03/15/2018 - 10:32am
Appleton Street 8-10 ZBA 2017-120 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 10-11-17 PDF icon Staff Report 03/15/2018 - 10:31am
Marshall Street 55-57 ZBA 2018-16 Mar 21, 2018 PDF icon Plan 11-15-17 03/12/2018 - 3:35pm
Broadway 130 PB 2018-05 Apr 05, 2018 PDF icon Fat Hen graphic 1-24-18
PDF icon Perfect Dental graphic 1-24-18
03/07/2018 - 10:54am
Avon Street 28 ZBA 2018-01 Feb 14, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 12-27-17
PDF icon Plan Set 1-15-18
PDF icon Staff Report 02/28/2018 - 9:38am
Moreland Street 94 ZBA 2018-09 Feb 14, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 1-11-18 PDF icon Staff Report 02/28/2018 - 9:38am
Broadway 118-120 PB2016-16 Oct 06, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon drawing set PDF icon Staff Report 02/23/2018 - 11:22am
Ward St 10-12 ZBA 2017-122 Jan 17, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Ward St 10-12 - Plan Set for January 17, 2017 PDF icon Ward St 10-12 - Staff Report.pdf 02/22/2018 - 12:42pm
Lake Street 22 ZBA 2018-18 Mar 21, 2018 PDF icon Original Plan Set 02/16/2018 - 11:59am
Broadway 192 PB 2017-28 Dec 14, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Signage 11-22-17
PDF icon Photo of sign
PDF icon Signage 2-6-18
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
02/14/2018 - 2:33pm
Flint St 42 ZBA 2017-121 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set
PDF icon Plot Plan
PDF icon Staff Report for Jan 31 2018 02/14/2018 - 12:45pm
Cross Street 20 R ZBA 2017-127 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 11-3-17 PDF icon Staff Report 02/14/2018 - 11:56am
Cross Street 24-28 ZBA 2017-132 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 12-14-17 PDF icon Staff Report 02/14/2018 - 11:55am

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