Design Review Board

Meetings

  • 5 pm
  • Second and fourth Thursday of each month   

Minutes & Recordings

The City of Gig Harbor maintains minutes of the official proceedings in which city business is conducted. The recordings and action minutes are posted and available to the public as soon as possible.
View Design Review Board (DRB) Minutes and Recordings | View Archived Minutes

Members


  • Brett Marlo-Desantis, Chair
    Term: July 2023
  • Darrin Filand, Vice Chair
    Term: July 2020
  • Jon Ashlock
    Term: July 2020
  • Marlene Druker
    Term: September 2023
  • Tomi Kent-Smith
    Term: July 2023


  • Nels Peterson
    Term: July 2021
  • Linda Pitcher
    Term: July 2023
  • Cindy Andrews, Staff
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Volunteer members of the DRB may live outside city limits. Members serve three-year terms. Members shall be selected by the City Council from at least four of the following categories:


  1. A licensed architect or professional building designer with demonstrated experience in urban or historic building design (at least one member shall be selected from this category);
  2. A city resident with demonstrated interest and knowledge of urban design (no more than one member shall be selected from this category);
  3. A member from the Gig Harbor planning commission (no more than one member shall be selected from this category);
  4. A member with a professional background relating to urban design (e.g., a professional artist, a civil engineer, planner, building contractor or professional designer) as determined by the city council;
  5. A member with demonstrated interest and knowledge of landscaping, horticulture, arboriculture or forestry;
  6. An individual with a background in identifying, evaluating and protecting historic resources, selected from among the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archaeology, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation or landscape architecture, or related disciplines. (At least two members should be selected from this category.) Members in this category may participate in all applications reviewed by the DRB pursuant to Chapter 17.99 GHMC (Design Manual), but shall participate in applications received pursuant to Chapter 17.97GHMC (Historic Preservation).

Responsibilities

The  DRB is charged with the interpretation, review and implementation of the City’s Design Manual. The DRB also acts on behalf of the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to review properties that apply for listing on the City’s Register of Historic Places.

Additional Information

View the Gig Harbor Municipal Code (GHMC) Title 2.21 and Title 17.98.055 for more information on the Board’s review and recommendation authority.


Access the design review process and requirements.


Design Review Board Bylaws