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.
The commission meets on the first Thursday of the month in room 280-A at City Hall.