The DAB review identifies design issues and provides recommendations and advice to the applicant for their design proposal relative to the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines. The DAB review is a one-time process.

Project review is mandatory. However, compliance with design recommendations that result from the DAB review is voluntary.

Upon completion of a DAB review, staff notifies Planning & Development Services (P&DS) that the applicant has fulfilled the mandatory design review. In the case of projects requiring a site review, the DAB submits recommendations to P&DS that are incorporated in a staff memorandum for further review (including approval or denial) by P&DS staff, Planning Board and/or City Council, depending upon the nature of the application.

DAB reviews are held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Reviews are generally held in the Municipal Building lobby, located at 1777 Broadway. You can schedule your review by contacting Kalani Pahoa at 303-441-4248.

Applications and materials must be submitted in person to a Project Specialist no later than the last Wednesday of the month, two weeks prior to the meeting, at 4 p.m. When you turn in your application, please submit 4 sets of detailed plans, including elevations, and a CD or thumb drive containing all electronic files (all pages sized 11x17). If your project is not fully developed and you are not seeking final board approval, provide as much detail as possible.