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
Cutter St 6 ZBA 2018-02 Mar 07, 2018 PDF icon Plans for Mar 7 2018 02/21/2018 - 6:39pm
Broadway 114 PB2017-29 Mar 08, 2018 PDF icon drawing set 02/21/2018 - 5:53pm
Earle Street 1 PB 2018-04 Apr 05, 2018 PDF icon site plan
PDF icon building plans
PDF icon building elevations
PDF icon renderings
PDF icon site photos
PDF icon traffic impact study
PDF icon soil/environmental report
02/21/2018 - 5:36pm
Harding Street 2 PB 2018-03 Apr 05, 2018 PDF icon site plan
PDF icon building plans
PDF icon building elevations
PDF icon traffic impact study
PDF icon renderings
PDF icon soil/environmental report
PDF icon site photos
02/21/2018 - 5:30pm
Broadway 44 ZBA 2017-95 Nov 08, 2017 PDF icon Plan Set 9-20-17
PDF icon Landscape Plan 9-22-17
PDF icon Summary of Environmental Conditions
PDF icon Elevations 1-4-18
PDF icon Plan Set 2-19-18
PDF icon Staff Report 02/20/2018 - 11:10am
Lake Street 22 ZBA 2018-18 Mar 21, 2018 PDF icon Original Plan Set 02/16/2018 - 11:59am
Heath Street 102 ZBA 2018-06 Mar 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 12-2-18 02/16/2018 - 9:41am
Highland Avenue 160 ZBA 2018-15 Mar 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 12-12-17 02/16/2018 - 9:39am
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
Elm Street 197 ZBA 2017-133 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 11-30-17 PDF icon 197 Elm St Staff Report.pdf 02/14/2018 - 11:55am
Linden Place 12 ZBA 2017-129 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon drawing set PDF icon Staff Report 02/14/2018 - 11:54am
Franklin St 84 ZBA 2017-50 Jan 31, 2018 PDF icon Franklin St 84 - Plans for January 31 2018
PDF icon Franklin 84 - Existing Plot Plan.pdf
PDF icon Staff Report 02/13/2018 - 3:08pm

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