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
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
Lexington Avenue 17 ZBA 2017-114 Dec 13, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 11-27-17 PDF icon Staff Report 12/14/2017 - 2:06pm
Sacramento Street 81 ZBA 2017-25-R1-9/2017 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 10-12-17
PDF icon Plan Set 11-15-17
PDF icon Staff Report 10-18-17
PDF icon Staff Report 11-29-17
11/30/2017 - 3:11pm
Willow Avenue 82 ZBA 2017-30 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision 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 First Floor Plan 11-16-17
PDF icon Staff Report 10-18-17
PDF icon Updated Staff Report 11-8-17
PDF icon Updated Staff Report 11-29-17
11/30/2017 - 3:11pm
Cherry Street 21 ZBA 2017-105 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Staff Report 11/22/2017 - 3:41pm
Linwood 161 ZBA 2015-49-R1-0717 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Linwood St 161 - Staff Memo for 10-18-2017 ZBA hearing COMBINED FILES 1.pdf 11/22/2017 - 3:38pm
Dane St 35 ZBA 2017-84 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Dane St 35 - Accessibility narrative.pdf
PDF icon Dane St 35 - Updated Plans.pdf
PDF icon Dane St 35 - Staff Report.pdf 11/22/2017 - 3:37pm
Broadway 906-908 ZBA 2015-32-E1-10/17 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Broadway 906-908 - Staff Report - ZBA 2015-32-E1-10-2017 Time Extension.pdf 11/22/2017 - 3:36pm
Cedar St 49 ZBA 2017-92 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision 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
11/22/2017 - 3:36pm
Oliver St 38 ZBA 2017-41 Nov 03, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans Nov 8 2017
PDF icon Oliver St 38 - Plot Plan.pdf
PDF icon Staff Report Nov 8 2017 11/22/2017 - 3:35pm
Whipple Street 8 ZBA 2017-96 Oct 18, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 10-30-17 PDF icon Staff Report 11/21/2017 - 4:18pm
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

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