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Urban Design Review Board

Makes recommendations to the City Council on design of public projects and private development projects located downtown, in City business parks, and throughout the city that request tax increment financing assistance. It also serves, with the Historic Preservation Commission, as the Landmark Review Board.

General Requirements

Eleven members: four registered architects (one with significant restoration experience), two licensed landscape architects, one citizen who is a developer or realtor/broker, three citizen representatives, and one citizen representative with demonstrated interest in historical renovation and restoration. The Urban Design Review Board was formed by combining the Urban Development Board and Architectural Advisory Committee.

Professional Requirements

Four registered architects (one with significant restoration experience), two licensed landscape architects, one developer or realtor/broker.

Membership Term Information

Three years

Term Limits

Term limits apply

Term Expiration

June 30

Meeting Information

N/A

Meeting Frequency

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month

Meeting Time

7:30 AM

Meeting Location

Municipal Services Center / Floor Second Floor - Room: Board Room
1551 E. Martin Luther Ling Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

City Staff

Ryan Moffatt          515-283-4013          rlmoffatt@dmgov.org