The Council will be hearing board member suggestions on how to improve the DRB process and the meeting will be no longer than 1 hour.
I think we can all agree that it is important for the community to be engaged as the council considers possible changes to the review process. I believe the overall goal to approve development that is compatible with our neighborhoods and that retains the unique qualities of our town need to be retained through this process.
I don't expect there will be long public communications, if any, your physical presence will have an impact.
I have been in touch with numerous local consultants to see where they feel improvement is needed. Most suggestions relate to the planning process prior to board review. I did receive some comments related directly to the board. It is interesting that none of their comments dealt with the design review criteria that we use to review projects.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions on how to improve the process, please let me know.
Thank you for your continued support.