Downtown Design Advisory Board


The Downtown Design Advisory Board was established in 2019. The seven-member board has design review oversight of proposed projects in the Central Platte Valley-Auraria and Arapahoe Square areas of downtown Denver and serves as the next step towards a more consistent and comprehensive design review system for all of downtown. 

General Meeting Information

  • Time and date: 10:30 a.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, as needed. 
  • Location: Meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom.
  • Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact at least three business days ahead of the meeting you'd like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact


Board members are Denver residents appointed by the mayor for three-year terms on a volunteer basis. The board consists of:

  • four design professionals, one of whom must be a landscape architect
  • one development industry representative
  • one  downtown-area resident 
  • one downtown-area property owner
Name Role Term expiration
Dan Craine - Board Vice-Chair Design professional 5/1/2022
Kim Kliewer Downton resident 5/1/2020
Sarah Komppa - Board Chair Design professional 5/1/2022
Ryan Meeks Design professional 5/1/2020
Melissa Rummel Development industry representative 5/1/2021
Matt Shawaker Design professional (landscape architect) 5/1/2022
Anthony Spikes Downtown property owner 5/1/2021

Areas of Oversight

The Downtown Design Advisory Board reviews proposed projects in Arapahoe Square and CPV-Auraria. Board review may also include the Golden Triangle neighborhood after completion of the Golden Triangle Zoning and Design project and may extend to other areas of downtown in the future.

 Downtown Design Advisory Board Coverage Area Map

Download coverage area map (PDF)

Governing Documents

  • Bylaws (to be posted soon)

Design Standards and Guidelines

Arapahoe Square Submittal Checklists