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:
View the Lower Downtown Design Review Board consent agenda policy (PDF).
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month. 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.
Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) Chapter 30
Lower Downtown Design Review Board Bylaws (PDF) (as of January 7, 2016)
The board is made up of seven members who serve three-year terms. They receive no compensation.
|Jesse Adkins||Owner or operator of a business in the district||May 1, 2017|
|Christine Santucci||Resident of the District||May 1, 2018|
|Ruth Falkenberg||Real estate developer||May 1, 2018|
|Barb Gibson||Historic Preservationist||May 1, 2017|
|Gerhard (Gary) Petri (vice-chair)||Preservation architect||May 1, 2017|
|Tania Salgado (chair)||Practicing architect||May 1, 2018|
|Ronald Straka||Property owner in district||May 1, 2017|
Members are appointed by the mayor and must include the following groups, interests or professions:
Download the 2016 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.
All files are in PDF format.
Lower Downtown Design Review Board meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
Northern Trust Bank Community Room
(enter at 1400 16th Street)
NOTE: If you need minutes from previous years, please contact the Landmark Preservation staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.