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:
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 SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org 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
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.
Download the 2019 Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines (PDF) to learn more about when to submit 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.
The board is made up of seven members who serve three-year terms. They receive no compensation.
|Jesse Adkins (chair)||Owner or operator of a business in the district||May 1, 2020|
|Mike Coughlin (vice-chair)||Property owner in the district||May 1, 2020|
|Jane Crisler||Preservation architect||May 1, 2020|
|Ruth Falkenberg||Real estate developer
||May 1, 2018
|Barb Gibson||Historic preservationist||May 1, 2020|
|James Graebner||Resident of the district||May 1, 2022|
|Heather Vasquez Johnson||Practicing architect
||May 1, 2022|
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Members are appointed by the mayor and must include the following groups, interests or professions:
NOTE: If you need minutes from previous years, please contact the Landmark Preservation staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.