Cheryl Lentini was appointed to the San Rafael Design Review Board in June 2009 and has served on the Design Review Board for nine years. Cheryl’s participation on the Design Review Board will forever be known for her keen ability to understand the multitude General Plan policies, review criteria, and guidelines affecting project design, and listening, understanding and weighing diverse public comment in assessing her well-reasoned decisions on planning projects.
In 2014, Cheryl served as Chair of the Design Review Board, and as chair, she was well-regarded by both staff and her fellow Design Review Board Members for her efficient management of Board meetings and gracious approach to facilitating public participation during these public meetings. During her tenure on the Design Review Board, Cheryl contributed to the long-range planning of the City through her participation in the review of the 2011 and 2015 updates to the San Rafael General Plan 2020, comprehensive amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, and development of the Downtown Station Area Plan, Canalfront Conceptual Design Plan, Climate Change Action Plan and General Plan 2020 Sustainability Element.
During her tenure, the Design Review Board reviewed numerous important community development projects which will positively impact the City for many decades including: the Airport Recreational Facility, BERST/Green Building Ordinance, Guide Dogs for the Blind campus renovations, Kaiser Terra Linda Emergency Department and Parking Structure addition, new Target Store at Shoreline Center, Northgate Mall renovations; 21 G St townhomes, new science center at Marin Academy and 815 B St residential development, as well as countless smaller projects.
Cheryl used her background as a professional licensed architect with 31 years of experience, to provide valuable guidance on design to improve the overall attractiveness of development and redevelopment in the City of San Rafael. She will be remembered for her interest and passion in protecting the San Rafael neighborhoods, the City’s abundant environmental resources, protecting the general quality of life and character of the community and enhancing the design of the built environment.
The Mayor and City Council extend their sincere appreciation for the countless contributions Cheryl Lentini has made to the betterment of the community and its residents.
Thank you, Cheryl!