The seven-member Design Review and Preservation Commission includes six Mayoral appointments and one ex-officio member of the City Planning 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
- New Construction
- 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 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.
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)|
|December 28, 2016||January 18||Agenda Results|
|January 25||February 15||Agenda Results|
|February 22||March 15||Agenda Results|
|March 29||April 12||Agenda Results|
|April 26||May 17||Agenda Results|
|May 31||June 21||Agenda Results|
|June 28||July 19||Agenda Results|
|July 26||August 16||Agenda Results
|August 30|| September
|September 27||October 18|
|October 25||November 15|
|November 29||December 20*|
Schedule subject to change.
* Meeting date may change due to proximity of a holiday.