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
Ashland St 22 ZBA2009-20 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Cedar St 74 ZBA2009-31 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Appleton St 31 ZBA2009-36 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Davis Square 1 ZBA2005-27-R1108 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
College Ave 119 ZBA2000-02-R0108 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Cedar St 209 ZBA2008-05 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Broadway 79-83 PB2010-05 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Bow St 79 ZBA2009-06 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Beacon St 94 ZBA2009-46 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
ASMD Phase 1AA -EXT PB2007-29-R0809 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
ASMD Phase 1AA -ASD PB2007-29-R0709 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
ASMD Phase 1AA -ASD PB2007-29-R1108 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
ASMD Phase 1AA -ASD PB2009-05-R-1109 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Beacon St 88 ZBA2007-65 05/20/2010 - 7:10am
Beacon St 221 ZBA2008-10 05/20/2010 - 7:10am

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