Design Review Board

The Design Review Board serves as custodian of the City's design policies. The Board reviews both public and private development proposals to ensure that Santa Rosa remains attractive and maintains a "sense of place" which the General Plan sets forth as "unique to Santa Rosa." View the Ordinance establishing the Design Review Board (PDF). The Design Review Board reviews design proposals in light of adopted design review policies set forth in the City's Design Review Guidelines (PDF). The Board reviews development proposals that have neighborhood compatibility issues and major developments that may have significance to the City's aesthetic character. For more information, see the Design Review page.


Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted) in Room 7; City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Resolutions Archive.

Other Design Review Documents

 View the September 3, 2009 Staff Report (PDF).

Design Review Board Members

The Design Review Board consists of seven citizen volunteers appointed by individual City Council members based on their specific knowledge and expertise. 

  • Michael Burch, Chair
    Appointed by Chris Coursey
    Term Expires: December 31, 2018
  • Joel Grogan
    Appointed by Tom Schwedhelm
    Term Expires: December 31, 2018
  • Warren Hedgpeth
    Appointed by Ernesto Olivares
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Kevin Zucco
    Appointed by John Sawyer
    Term Expires: December 2018
  • Kris Sunderlage
    Appointed by Gary Wysocky
    Term Expires: December 2016
  • Scott Kincaid
    Appointed by Jack Tibbetts
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020