The City Council passed the Design Review legislation (Council Bill 119057) on October 2, 2017.
The amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) improve the overall function of the program by enhancing the efficiency and predictability of project reviews, improving dialogue among project stakeholders, and making the program more transparent and accessible to the public and project applicants. In addition, the changes focus Design Review on the development projects most likely to influence the character of a neighborhood, and reduce the costs of building housing. Check out a summary of the changes we've made to the Design Review program.
As we prepare for the new rules to go into effect, we’ve developed a Director’s Rule with Department of Neighborhoods (DON). The rule expands upon the new requirements for Early Community Outreach for projects going through Design Review that were adopted as part of the recent legislation. We’ve also put together some sample Community Outreach Plans as a resource to help applicants understand the requirements in the proposed Rule. Find more information on DON's new website for early Community Outreach.
The City Council passed the Design Review legislation (Council Bill 119057) on October 2, 2017. Most of the changes will go into effect in July 2018.