Design Review Commission

The Design Review Commission reviews proposed single-family residential development and its impact on the streetscape by controlling the mansionization of the City's residential neighborhoods which will degrade and depreciate the character, image, beauty, and reputation of the City's residential neighborhoods with adverse consequences for the quality of life of all residents.

The Commission review is intended to prevent these and other harmful effects of such overbuilding and encourages the most appropriate development within the residential neighborhoods. The objectives are to:

  • Control scale and mass
  • Ensure design compatibility
  • Promote design that respects prevailing styles and neighborhood character
  • Prevent harmful effect of overbuilding.

       DRC 11-2015

(l-r) Commissioner John Wyka, Vice Chair Ilene Nathan, Chair Arline Pepp, Commissioner Susan Strauss, Commissioner Mahnaz Sharifi Ardani


To view audio/video of past Design Review Commission meetings, click this link: Archived Design Review Commission Meetings