7:00pm - 10:00pm City Council Chambers
1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
The Design Review Board consists of design professionals appointed by the City Council to provide advice on new development projects and most exterior changes to existing buildings. Applications are evaluated based on our General Plan and Zoning Ordinance design policies and criteria, with the goal of having new projects harmonize with the natural environment and surrounding area.
The Board is advisory, with final permit decisions made by the Planning Division staff, the Zoning Administrator, Planning Commission or City Council, depending on the complexity of the project. The scope of the DRB authority is to review and make recommendations on design matters such as architecture, mass, bulk, site planning, site improvements, color, materials, and landscaping.