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.

2018 Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and are held in either the Council Chambers or the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street.

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 (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
December 27, 2017 January 17 Agenda

January 31 February 21 Agenda
February 28 March 21 Agenda
March 28 April 18 Agenda

April 25 May 16 Agenda
May 30 June 20 Agenda
June 27 July 18 Agenda
July 25 August 15 Meeting Cancelled

August 29 September 19* Agenda

September 26 October 17 30 Agenda
October 31 November 21* Agenda Results
November 28 December 12 Agenda

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

Sandra Dolan

Williams Krauss

Leo Lynch

Edith Menser

Peter Jennings

Stuart Baron

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