Wilmington Design Review and Preservation Commission

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DRPC Application

The deadline for completed applications to be received by the Planning Department is 21 days before the meeting date with no exceptions. If applications are received but not considered complete, they will be returned to the applicant and not scheduled on a DRPC agenda until they are made complete by the applicant.

2020 Meetings

Application Submission Deadline DRPC Meeting Date Agenda/RESULTS Minutes
December 26, 2019 January 15 Agenda Minutes
January 29 February 19 Results
February 26 March 18 Meeting Cancelled
March 25 April 15 Meeting Cancelled
April 29 May 20 Agenda and Meeting Link
May 27 June 17 Agenda and Meeting Link
  July 2
Special Agenda and Meeting Link
June 24 July 15

July 29 August 19

August 26 September 16

September 30 October 21

October 28 November 18

November 25 December 16

Schedule subject to change.

2019 Meetings

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and are held in Council Chambers at the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street unless there is a scheduling conflict.

Complete submissions must be received in the Department of Planning and Development at least three weeks before the posted meeting date.

Application Submission Deadline DRPC Meeting Date Agenda/RESULTS Minutes
December 26, 2018 January 16 Results Minutes
January 30 February 20 Meeting Cancelled
 ----- February 27
(Rescheduled from 2/20)
Results Minutes
February 27 March 20 Results Minutes
March 27 April 17* April 15 Agenda Minutes
April 24 May 15 Agenda Minutes
May 29 June 19 Results Minutes
June 26 July 17 Meeting Cancelled

 ----- July 24
(Rescheduled from 7/17)
July 31 August 21 Agenda
August 28 September 18 Agenda Minutes
September 25 October 16 Meeting Cancelled
-----  October 23
(Rescheduled from 10/16) 
October 30 November 20* Agenda Minutes
November 27 December 18* Agenda Minutes

Schedule subject to change.

*Indicates possible change of meeting date due to conflict with holiday/holiday travel.

About the Commission

The Commission meets monthly to review the effects of the following types of actions on historic architecture within the 12 City Historic Districts, the two C-6 Zoning Districts, or the one Neighborhood Conservation District:

  • Exterior Building Alterations
  • Demolitions
  • New Construction
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping (if plans include changes in topography)

Review is initiated by permit application to the Department of Licenses and Inspections or through the Demolition Review procedures of the Planning Department. An analysis prepared by the Planning Department is presented to the Design Review and Preservation Commission and their recommendations are forwarded to the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections in the form of a resolution. The Design Review and Preservation Commission generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is no fee for this review. For more information, call (302) 576-3113 or (302) 576-3118.



The seven-member Design Review and Preservation Commission includes six Mayoral appointments and one ex-officio member of the City Planning Commission.

Chair: Peter Von Glahn

Stuart Baron

Sandra Dolan

Peter Jennings

Leo Lynch

Jay Macklin

Edith Menser

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