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Lower Downtown Design Review Board

The function of the Lower Downtown Design Review Board is to preserve, enhance, and perpetuate structures that have architectural, historical, or geographical significance within the lower downtown historic district.  

Agenda items for consideration can include the following:

Governing Documents


Time and date: Lower Downtown Design Review Board meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. 

Location: Meetings are held in the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave. Rooms will vary. See agenda for specific room location. 

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

Information for presenters

Design review applications, and other applications for board consideration, are due 3 weeks and 2 days (23 days) prior to the first Thursday meeting.  If the Board receives more than 2 applications for infill construction or more than 5 total applications by the filing due date, the Board will hold an overflow meeting on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting agendas are generally filled on a first-come first-served basis (some exceptions apply) as determined by city staff.

Submission Deadlines
Download the 2019 Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines (PDF) to learn more about when to submit materials.

Presentation Materials
Download the Policy for Applicant Presentations (PDF) to learn more about preparing your presentation for the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the Lower Downtown Design Review Board (LDDRB).

What to Expect at LDDRB Meetings
Download the handout What to Expect at a Lower Downtown Review Board Meeting (PDF) to become more familiar with the standard procedures. 

Board Members

The board is made up of seven members who serve three-year terms.  They receive no compensation.

Member  Representing Term Expires 
Jesse Adkins (chair) Owner or operator of a business in the district May 1, 2020
Mike Coughlin (vice-chair) Real estate developer May 1, 2020
Jane Crisler Preservation architect May 1, 2020
Barb Gibson Historic preservationist May 1, 2020
James Graebner Resident of the district May 1, 2022
Heather Vasquez Johnson Practicing architect May 1, 2022
Steve Weil Property owner in the district May 1, 2022

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Members are appointed by the mayor and must include the following groups, interests or professions:


  • Real estate developer with experience in rehabilitation of commercial/residential projects similar in scale to buildings in the district
  • Practicing architect
  • Historic preservationist
  • Preservation architect
  • Resident of the district
  • Property owner in the district
  • Owner or operator of a business in the district


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Landmark Preservation Office: