Design Review Committee and Planning Commission

Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee makes final determination on signs and sign programs in accordance with OMC Chapter 17.36; architectural/landscaping design matters for minor site plan review applications referred by Staff Review Committee; architectural/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/landscaping design matters for projects in the Old Towne Historic District when no Planning Commission review is required. The Committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission on architectural and landscaping design matters for all development projects and proposed demolitions requiring Planning Commission recommendation or approval. 

Meetings: The first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission a) makes land use decisions in accordance with State law, that are consistent with City’s General Plan goals and policies as formally adopted by the City Council; b) provides technical and advisory assistance to the City Council regarding land use matters; c) assists in formulating development policy; d) makes environmental assessments in accordance with CEQA provisions and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines; e) hears and decides applications for conditional use permits, variances, major site plan reviews, negative declarations and appeals of administrative actions, decisions by the Zoning Administrator and Design Review Committee; and f) makes recommendations to the City Council on applications for zone changes, tentative tract maps and environmental impact reports, and amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance and General Plan.

Meetings: First and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Agendas, Minutes, and Staff Reports