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Design Review Committee

What is design review?

The design review process is established to provide a means of reviewing development projects to insure that the projects are compatible with community aesthetics, including architectural design, massing and scale, context, color palette, signage, and landscaping. The design review process additionally serves a primary role in the implementation of adopted design standards.

What is the Design Review Committee?
(Please see below for DRC Agendas, Minutes, and Staff Reports)

The Design Review Committee (DRC) is the decision making body of the design review process. The Design Review Committee is made up of five members, consisting of professionals that are appointed by the City Council. The DRC is authorized under Section 17.08.020.D of the Orange Municipal Code to review and make a determination on design matters for projects located within the City of Orange. The DRC meets two times a month as needed.

Member

Date Appointed

Date Reappointed

Term Expiration

Joe Woollett

07/13/99

05/22/12

06/30/16

Craig Wheeler 09/10/02 05/22/12 06/30/16
Robert Imboden

03/27/12

05/22/12

06/30/16

Tim McCormack 02/26/08 05/22/12 06/30/16
Carol Fox 01/10/12 05/22/12 06/30/16

Meetings: The Design Review Board shall meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. (Resolution No. 9643)

Desirable Qualifications: The Design Review Board shall consist of five (5) members of the public who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Committee members shall be persons who are qualified to analyze and interpret architectural and site planning information, including, but not limited to, licensed landscape architects and architects, urban planners, engineers and licensed general contractors. At least two of the members shall have professional experience in urban planning, architectural history, or historic preservation and shall have general knowledge of architectural styles prevalent in Old Towne. Members shall live or work in the city. Staff expertise in historic preservation and landscaping shall be available as a resource to the Committee. (Ordinance 11-02)

Terms of Office: Appointed members shall serve a four year term. Officers shall consist of a chairman and vice-chairman, both of whom shall be selected by the members of the Committee.

General Duties: Make final determination on signs and sign programs in accordance with Orange Municipal Code Chapter 17.36; architectural and landscaping design matters for minor site plan review applications when referred by Staff Review Committee; architectural and landscaping design matters for external remodeling of commercial, industrial, institutional and large scale multiple family developments, except for Minor Site Plan Review projects acted upon by the Staff Review Committee; and architectural and landscaping design matters for projects in the Old Towne Historic District, when no Planning Commission review is required. Review and make recommendations to the Planning Commission on architectural and landscaping design matters for all development projects and proposed demolitions requiring Planning Commission recommendation or approval. (Ordinance No. 11-02)

When is design review required?

Design review is required for the projects listed below:

  1. Development projects requiring Planning Commission or City Council approval.
  2. Any project requiring Major Site Plan Review.
  3. Signs as specified in Chapter 17.36 of the Orange Municipal Code.
  4. All projects located within a Redevelopment Project Area, except where otherwise exempted by the specific design guidelines adopted for the project area.
  5. All projects in Old Towne or other historic districts as established, except where otherwise exempted by the specific design guidelines adopted for the project area.
  6. All projects for external remodeling of commercial, industrial, institutional, and large scale multiple family developments, except where otherwise exempt by city codes, including adopted design standards and/or specific plans.

Criteria Used for Evaluating a Project

In general, all projects shall have an internally consistent, integrated design theme that reflects the following elements:

Architecture

  • The architectural features shall reflect a similar design style or period.
  • Creative building elements and identifying features shall be used to create a high quality project with visual interest and architectural style.

Landscaping

  • The type, size and location of landscape material shall support the project’s overall design concept.
  • Landscaping shall not obstruct visibility of required addressing, nor shall it obstruct the vision of motorists or pedestrians in proximity to the site.
  • Landscape areas shall be provided in and around parking lots to break up the appearance of large expanses of paving.

Signage

  • All signage shall be compatible with the building(s) design, scale, color, and materials.

Secondary Functional & Accessory Features

  • Trash receptacles, storage and loading areas, transformers and mechanical equipment shall be screened in a manner that is architecturally compatible with the principal building(s).

(1) Design Review Committee Agendas 2014
Section UL
10-15-14
10-01-14
09-17-14
09-03-14
08-26-14 Special Meeting
08-20-14
08-06-14
07-16-14
07-02-14
06-18-14
06-04-14
05-21-14
05-07-14
04-16-14
04-02-14
03-19-14
03-05-14
02-19-14
02-05-14
01/15/14
(2) Design Review Committee Agendas 2013
Section UL
12-18-13
12-04-13 drc mtg. notice of adjournment
12-04-13 drc agenda/mtg. canceled
11-6-13
11-20-13
10-16-13
10-02-13
09-18-13
09-04-13
08-21-13
08-07-13 revised agenda-RIO Santiago mtg./disclaimer added
07-17-13
07-03-13
06-19-13
06-05-13
05-15-13
05-01-13
04-17-13
04-03-13
03-20-13
03-06-13
02-20-13
02-06-13
01-16-13
01-02-13 drc canceled agenda/mtg.
01-02-13 & 12-19-12 drc notice of adjournment
(3) Design Review Committee Agendas 2012
Section UL
12-5-12
12-19-12 drc canceled agenda/mtg.
12-19-12 & 1-2-13 drc notice of adjournment
11-21-12 mtg. canceled
11-21-12 canceled signed posting notice
11-07-12
10-3-12
10-17-12
09-19-12
09-05-12
08-15-12
08-01-12
07-18-12
07-05-12 Thursday Meeting
06-20-12
06-06-12
05-16-12
05-02-12
04-18-12
04-04-12
03-21-12
03-07-12 weimer room
02-15-12
02-01-12
01-18-12
01-04-12
(1) Design Review Committee Minutes 2014
Section UL
10-01-14
09-17-14
09-03-14
08-26-14
08-20-14
07-16-14
07-16-14
07-02-14
06-18-14
06-04-14
05-21-14
05-07-14
04-16-14
04-02-14
03-19-14
03-05-14
02-19-14
02-05-14
01-15-14
 
(2) Design Review Committee Minutes 2013
Section UL
12-18-2013
11-20-1013
11-06-2013
10-16-13
10-02-13
09-18-13
09-04-13
08-21-13
08-07-13
07-17-13
07-03-13
06-19-13
06-05-13
05-15-13
05-01-13
04-17-13
04-03-13
03-20-13
03-06-13
02-20-13
02-06-13
01-16-13
(3) Design Review Committee Minutes 2012
Section UL
12-05-12
11-07-12
10-17-12
10-03-12
09-19-12
09-05-12
08-15-12
08-01-12
07-18-12
07-05-12
06-20-12
06-06-12
05-16-12
05-02-12
04-18-12
04-04-12
03-21-12
03-07-12
02-15-12
02-01-12
01-18-12
01-04-12
(4) Design Review Committee Minutes 2011
Section UL
12-07-11
11-16-11
11-02-11
10-19-11
10-05-11
09-21-11
09-07-11
08-17-11
08-03-11
07-20-11
07-06-11
06-15-11
06-01-11
05-18-11
05-04-11
04-20-11
04-06-11
03-02-11
02-16-11
01-19-11
01-05-11
 
(5) Design Review Committee Minutes 2010
Section UL
12-15-10
12-01-10
11-17-10
11-03-10
10-20-10
10-06-10
09-15-10
09-01-10
08-18-10
08-04-10
07-21-10
07-07-10
06-16-10
06-02-10
05-19-10
05-05-10
04-21-10
04-07-10
03-17-10
03-03-10
02-17-10
02-03-10
01-20-10
01-06-10
(6) Design Review Committee Minutes 2009
Section UL
12-16-09
12-02-09
11-18-09
11-04-09
10-21-09
10-07-09
09-16-09
09-02-09
08-19-09
08-05-09
07-15-09
07-01-09
06-17-09
06-03-09
05-20-09
05-06-09
04-15-09
04-01-09
03-18-09
03-04-09
02-18-09
02-04-09
01-21-09
01-07-09
DRC Old Towne Staff Reports
Section UL
drc 4753-14 The Pizza Press./10-15-14
drc 4753-14 The Pizza Press./09-17-14
drc 4753-14 The Pizza Press./08-20-14
drc 4751-14 Hamilton Residence/10-01-14
drc 4746-14 Walsh duplex/07-02-14
drc 4745-14 Watches & Wares Signage/10-01-14
drc 4740-14 CC Properties Res/10-15-14
drc 4740-14 CC properties Res/07-02-14
drc 4738-14 Johnson Residence/10-01-14
drc 4737-14 Wells Fargo Lighting/06-04-14
drc 4733-14 Hoike Duplex/05-07-14
drc 4733-13 hoike duplex/06-18-14
drc 4731-14 State Farm Ins. Signage/3-5-14
drc 4728-14 Sami Garage/07-16-14
drc 4722-13 Stensby Residence/3-5-14
drc 4719-13 Sargeant Residence/3-5-14
drc 4718-13 Culver House/3-5-14
drc 4718-13 Culver House/05-07-14
DRC 4716-13 Leingang Residence/03-19-14
drc 4707-13 herman residence/12-18-13
drc 4707-13 herman residence/11-20-13
DRC 4705-13 Giannini Residence/04-16-14
drc 4703-13 Miles Staircase/09-03-14
drc 4702-13 Aria Fourplex/05-07-14
drc 4699-13 streeter fourplex/9-18-13
drc 4699-13 streeter fourplex/10-2-13
drc 4698-13 provisions market/10-16-13
drc 4695-13 AT&T Wireless/05-07-14
DRC 4693-13 MILES STAIRWAY/01/15/14
DRC 4693-13 Miles Staircase/04-16-14
DRC 4691-13 THE FILLING STATION/01/15/14
drc 4688-13 st. john's lutheran church/6-5-13
drc 4688-13 st. john's lutheran church/5-15-13
drc 4687-13 avonti salon/9-18-13
drc 4687-13 avonti salon/8-21-13
drc 4687-13 avonti salon/06-18-14
DRC 4687-13 Avonti Salon/04-02-14
drc 4687-13 avonti salon final landscape/05-21-14
drc 4686-13 greville residence/05-01-13
drc 4685-13 rick fox-palm avenue housing/5-1-13
drc 4685-13 palm avenue housing/8-21-13
drc 4683-13 Casa Teresa/06-18-14
drc 4681-13 seven gables real estate-signs/05-01-13
drc 4680-13 massaro-facade remodel/05-01-13
drc 4680-13 massaro/04-17-13
drc 4679-13 the filling station/05-01-13
drc 4677-13 bruxie/04-17-13
drc 4672-13 roxstrom residence/8-21-13
drc 4672-13 roxstrom residence/5-15-13
drc 4669-13 eidenmuller medical office building/7-3-13
drc 4669-13 eidenmuller medical office bldg./8-21-13
drc 4668-13 linx restaurant/2-6-13
drc 4663-12 santana residence/4-3-13
drc 4663-12 santana residence/2-6-13
drc 4660-12 mcdonalds final landscape/07-16-14
drc 4658-12 yaghi/04-17-13
drc 4658-12 yaghi residence/2-6-13
drc 4656-12 tiddlywinks/12-5-12
drc 4655-12 citrus city grill/12-5-12
drc 4654-12 sprint pcs-elks lodge/10-17-12
drc 4644-12 nv properties/12-5-12
drc 4644-12 nv properties/10-3-12
drc 4644-12 nv properties/10-17-12
drc 4644-12 NV properties/09-05-12
drc 4639-12 de vone residence/10-3-12
drc 4639-12 de vone residence/09-05-12
drc 4637-12 wielgos res./07-05-12
drc 4632-12 joyce bright interiors/07-05-12
drc 4630-12 brown res./07-05-12
drc 4628-12 molina & porter residence/09-05-12
drc 4628-12 molina & porter res./07-05-12
drc 4623-12 orange senior center/4-18-12
drc 4620-12 johnson residence/4-18-12
drc 4619-12 scales residence/04-04-12
drc 4616-12 micha residence/4-18-12
drc 4616-12 micha residence/09-05-12
drc 4606-11 kaulard residence/06-06-12
drc 4604-11 day res./03-21-12
drc 4601-11 chapman university-church conversion/01-18-12
drc 4599-11 keegan res./01-04-12
drc 4595-11 the orange packing house/03-21-12
drc 4595-11 orange packing house/9-4-13
drc 4594-11 architects orange/06-06-12
drc 4594-11 architects orange/01-18-12
drc 4588-11 waters res./01-04-12
drc 4584-11 bonham residence garage/3-20-13
drc 4584-11 bonham garage/8-21-13
drc 4576-11 shaffer res./03-21-12
drc 4574-11 p.j.mead-cafe/3-20-13
drc 4554-11 glos res./01-04-12
drc 4541-11 norred residence/06-06-12
drc 4534-11 allen res./01-04-12
DRC 4518-10 Pomeroy Duplex/03-19-14
drc 4475-10 yaghi residence/06-20-12
drc 4340-08 wahoo's/01-18-12
 
DRC Staff Reports (other than Old Towne)
Section UL
DRC No. 4753-14 – The Pizza Press/8-26-14 Special Meeting
DRC 4744-14 The Tilted Kilt Restaurant/04-16-14
drc 4743-14 ZAC Ctr Meditation Hall/10-01-14
drc 4742-14 Saddleback Signs/09-03-14
drc 4734-14 Eleven 10 West (The Picerne Group)/05-07-14
drc 4734-14 Eleven 10 West (Picerne Group)/04-02-14
DRC 4732-13 Chapman Ctr for the Arts/02-19-14
DRC 4730-14 Pham-Ton Res. Final Landscape Plans/04-02-14
drc 4729-14 AT&T Wireless/09-17-14
drc 4726-13 4th Leg Entry Monument/09-17-14
DRC 4723-14 Chapman Univ. Ctr. for Science & Technology/08-06-14
DRC 4723-14 Chapman Univ. Ctr. for Science & Technology
DRC 4721-13 Chapman DMAC/02-19-14
DRC 4720-13 Washington-Hamlin/02-05-14
drc 4720-13 Olson Company Townhomes/07-02-14
drc 4720-13 Olson Company Townhomes/06-18-14
DRC 4713-13 PLAZA WEST/01/15/14
drc 4711-13 boland residence/11-20-13
DRC 4711-13 BOLAND RESIDENCE/01/15/14
drc 4710-13 who-song & larry's restaurant/10-16-13
drc 4704-13 hudspeth residence/8-21-13
drc 4703-13 at&t wireless/10-16-13
drc 4700-13 storage west/12-18-13
drc 4696-13 morris residence/9-4-13
drc 4694-13 chapman univ.-wilson athletic field/6-19-13
drc 4692-13 letner roofing co./7-17-13
drc 4692-13 Letner Roofing Co./05/07/14
drc 4690-13 city of orange-water well no. 27/11-20-13
drc 4689-13 miguel's jr./9-18-13
drc 4689-13 Miguel's Jr./05/07/14
drc 4684-13 perez residence/6-19-13
drc 4683-13 casa teresa/9-18-13
drc 4678-13 verizon wireless/10-16-13
drc 4676-13 chapman univ-DMAC/6-19-13
drc 4676-13 Chapman DMAC/07-02-14
drc 4675-13 metrolink parking structure/3-20-13
drc 4674-13 chapman university-hutton sports center/3-20-13
drc 4673-13 lazy dog restaurant/5-15-13
drc 4670-13 tulsa rib company restaurant/2-20-13
drc 4667-13 starbucks/04-17-13
drc 4667-13 starbucks drive-thru/6-5-13
drc 4666-13 balta residence/04-17-13
drc 4665-12 marywood pump station/8-21-13
drc 4665-12 marywood pump station (city of orange)/7-17-13
drc 4665-12 marywood pump station (city of orange)/05-01-13
drc 4664-12 spin! neopolitan pizza/1-16-13
drc 4661-12 inline partners/2-6-13
drc 4660-12 McDonald's restaurant-drive-thru/4-3-13
drc 4660-12 mcdonald's restaurant remodel/9-18-13
drc 4659-12 saddle ranch chop house/3-6-13
drc 4653-12 sky palm motel/10-16-13
drc 4652-12 amli residential-uptown orange/5-15-13
drc 4652-12 AMLI residential-uptown orange/11-6-13
drc 4652-12 AMLI residential/12-5-12
drc 4652-12 AMLI residential (uptown orange)/2-6-13
drc 4651-12 auto zone/2-6-13
drc 4650-12 cambridge medical plaza/7-17-13
drc 4650-12 cambridge medical plaza/3-20-13
drc 4646-12 the pint house restaurant (@stadium promenade)/8-15-12
drc 4645-12 chili's restaurant/3-6-13
drc 4645-12 chili's restaurant/11-7-12
drc 4643-13 orange lutheran high school/9-4-13
drc 4643-12 orange lutheran high school/12-5-12
drc 4642-12 farmer boy's restaurant/1-16-13
drc 4640-12 BJ's restaurant/6-19-13
drc 4640-12 BJ's restaurant & brewhouse/11-7-12
drc 4638-12 colgan residence/09-19-12
drc 4638-12 colgan residence/09-05-12
drc 4636-12 north tustin plaza/10-3-12
drc 4635-12 CHOC & St. Joseph Hospital/12-5-12
drc 4634-12 the tilted kilt restaurant/07-18-12
drc 4633-12 panda express/10-3-12
drc 4631-12 small collection facility-evolution recycling/08-01-12
drc 4627-12 chapman univ.-beckman hall/05-02-12
drc 4626-12 santa fe depot specific plan update/04-04-12
drc 4625-12 orange town & country center/05-02-12
drc 4624-12 ford & mazda dealerships sign program/3-6-13
drc 4622-12 dollar tree/06-06-12
drc 4621-12 menchie's-signs/05-16-12
drc 4618-12 bird clinic/06-06-12
drc 4615-12 america's tire/09-05-12
drc 4615-12 america's tire/07-18-12
drc 4615-12 america's tire/06-06-12
drc 4614-12 orange financial center/04-04-12
drc 4613-12 goodwill of orange county/05-02-12
drc 4612-12 kona cleaners/5-15-13
drc 4612-12 kona cleaners/05-01-13
drc 4612-12 kona cleaners/04-04-12
drc 4610-12 farmers & merchants bank/03-21-12
drc 4609-11 24-hour fitness/2-15-12
drc 4608-11 tustin square/04-04-12
drc 4607-11 toyota of orange/2-15-12
drc 4605-11 chaporange/04-04-12
drc 4603-11 southside towing/09-19-12
drc 4602-11 national oilwell varco/05-02-12
drc 4598-11 asiana grill/02-1-12
drc 4593-11 holy sepulcher cemetery/2-15-12
drc 4592-11 chapman university-center for the arts/03-21-12
drc 4592-11 chapman univ.-center for the arts/detailed lighting/11-7-12
drc 4589-11 khan res./01-04-12
drc 4586-11 larson residence/07-18-12
drc 4586-11 larson residence/05-16-12
drc 4586-11 larson res./03-21-12
drc 4580-11 ryder refueling facility/05-02-12
drc 4579-11 granek residence/03-07-12
drc 4577-11 fountain care/06-20-12
drc 4577-11 fountain care/03-21-12
drc 4569-11 darius equities-apartments/05-01-13
drc 4568-11 storage west/05-16-12
drc 4565-11 chapman university filmmaker's village/06-20-12
drc 4538-11 salem lutheran church & school/4-18-12
drc 4538-11 salem lutheran church & school/3-7-12
drc 4532-11 gomez residence/01-18-12
drc 4528-11 lotus wellness center/4-18-12
drc 4528-11 lotus wellness center/04-04-12
drc 4527-11 7-eleven/02-1-12
drc 4525-10 the packing house/02-1-12
DRC 4518-10 POMEROY DUPLEX/02-05-14
drc 4413-09 rio santiago/8-7-13
drc 4413-09 rio santiago specific plan/10-2-13
drc 4413-09 rio santiago continuance note/6-5-13
 
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