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In accordance with Chapter 42 of the Zoning Ordinance, prior to the receiving a permit to construct or alter the exterior of any public or private building, fence, structure, or sign, applicants must get design approval from either:

  • The Planning Commission, or
  • The Community Development Director (only for additions to single-family homes, accessory structures of single-family homes, and fences).

The purposes of the Design Review process are to:

  1. Improve the general standards of orderly development of the City through design review of individual buildings, structures, and their environs.

  2. Improve and augment the controls related to planning and building to promote development that is in the best interests of the public health, safety, and welfare of the City.

  3. Establish standards and policies that will promote and enhance good design, site relationships, and other aesthetic considerations in the City.

  4. Preserve and enhance property values and the visual character of the community.

Download the Design Review Permit application (PDF)
For single-story residential additions, use the Administrative Design Review Permit (PDF)

For more information, contact the Planning Department

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Last updated: 3/19/2009 4:41:37 PM