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
Broadway 70 PB 2017-13 Jun 22, 2017 PDF icon Broadway70.pdf PDF icon Plan Set 5-4-17
PDF icon Plan Set 6-12-17
PDF icon Plan Set 7-17-17
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report 7-26-17
08/16/2017 - 5:18pm
Alpine 13 ZBA 2016-75 Jul 12, 2017 PDF icon AlpineSt13.pdf PDF icon Updated plans PDF icon Updated staff report 08/16/2017 - 5:13pm
Linden Place 10 ZBA 2016-152 Apr 05, 2017 PDF icon LindenPl10.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:52am
Elm Street 245 ZBA 2017-02 Feb 01, 2017 PDF icon ElmSt54-56 (Time Extension).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:50am
Richardson Street 9 ZBA 2017-16 Apr 05, 2017 PDF icon RichardsonSt9.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:48am
College Hill Road 15 ZBA 2017-21 Apr 19, 2017 PDF icon CollegeHillRd15.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:46am
College Hill Road 12 ZBA 2017-22 Apr 19, 2017 PDF icon CollegeHillRd12.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:44am
Berkeley Street 59 ZBA 2016-83-R1-0317 Apr 19, 2017 PDF icon BerkeleySt59 (R0317).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:43am
Somerville Avenue 337 ZBA 2016-116-R1-0317 Apr 19, 2017 PDF icon SomervilleAve337(R0317).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:41am
Somerville Avenue 337 ZBA 2016-09-R1-0317 Aug 09, 2017 PDF icon SomervilleAve337 (R0317).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:39am
Broadway 46 PB 2017-07 May 04, 2017 PDF icon Broadway46.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:36am
Cedar Avenue 14 ZBA 2017-29 May 03, 2017 PDF icon CedarAve14.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:35am
Banks Street 37 ZBA 2017-27 May 17, 2017 PDF icon BanksSt37.pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:33am
Porter Street 31 ZBA 2016-119 Nov 16, 2016 PDF icon PorterSt31 (WWOP).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:32am
College Avenue 118-124 PB 2016-51 Apr 20, 2017 PDF icon CollegeAve118-124 (WWOP).pdf 08/09/2017 - 9:30am

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