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Design Review

The Planning Division reviews proposed development in most Overlay Zones, in Planned Development Districts, and in other specialized boundaries. Planning may also review projects that involve City-owned property, City financial assistance or are seeking approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals. Other Agencies such as the Historic Preservation Commission and Architectural Review Boards are also involved in design review.

Design Review Team

Planning also leads the Design Review Team, which meets weekly and is composed of staff from Planning, as well as representatives from other DCD sections. The team reviews proposed developments and creates responses to help improve and guide design development of projects.

Historic Preservation Commission

the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) reviews projects in historic districts and issues Certificates of Appropriatness. HPC staff is housed within the City Clerks's Office.

Architectural Review Boards

Architectural review boards are independent of DCD and review projects in certain specific areas

For More Information

For information on permits and zoning letters please contact the Department of Neighborhood Services

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