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Design Review Committee

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A Subcommittee of the Zoning Adjustments Board, charged with the review and approval of design proposals for all projects in commercial, manufacturing, and some higher residential zoning districts (see BMC Chapter 23E.08.020 for applicability). Membership shall consist of seven:  two members of the Zoning Adjustments Board, one member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, one member of the Civic Arts Commission (each member appointed by that Commission); and three members of the public who are appointed by the Zoning Adjustments Board.  The membership shall include a minimum of two licensed architects, one licensed landscape architect, and two laypersons.
Basement Multipurpose Room
1947 Center Street
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Please check the community calendar to verify.
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The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Anne Burns
Planning & Development
(510) 981-7415
E-mail: ABurns@CityofBerkeley.info

Mailing Address:
Design Review Committee
Anne Burns, Secretary
Land Use Planning
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 23B.08 (1999)

Additional Information:
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2021 Agendas and Minutes:  

Agendas       Minutes      
01-21-2021 01-21-2021
02-18-2021 02-18-2021
03-18-2021 03-18-2021 
04-15-2021 04-15-2021
05-20-2021 05-20-2021
06-17-2021 06-17-2021
07-15-2021 07-15-2021
08-19-2021 08-19-2021 *Draft
09-16-2021 09-16-2021


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