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Design Review Commission

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The Design Review Commission consists of five members with up to two alternates, appointed by the City Council for a term of two years, with alternates serving for four years. The role of the Design Review Commission is to review site design, architecture and landscaping, involving recommendations to the Planning Commission on Master Plans, Precise Development Plans and Subdivisions; as well as making determinations regarding Design Review, major sign permits and appeals of Community Development Director decisions.



1st & 3rd Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

901 Sherman Avenue, Novato

Staff Liaison: Hans Grunt, Senior Planner
Responsibility: Exercise its powers and duties per Section 2-11.5 which includes reviewing design of physical development within the City and acts in an advisory capacity on design issues. (Members must either live or work within City limits. One member may live within the three zip code areas designated for Novato.)
Authorization: Code Section 2-11 (1974)
No. of Members: 5 (+2 Alternates)
Tenure: 2 years. 
Online Design Review Commission Application
Agendas & Minutes

 Commissioner/Name  Term Begins  Term Expires
   Joseph Farrell, Chair  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
   Patrick MacLeamy, Vice Chair  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Michael Barber  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
   Michael Edridge  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
 Emily Studer  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
 Alt. (4 yr): Tim Roche  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2022
   Alt. (4 yr): Michelle Derviss  March 10, 2020  February 28, 2024

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