Chapter 2.73


2.73.010    Created.

2.73.020    Composition.

2.73.030    Repealed.

2.73.040    Repealed.

2.73.045    Repealed.

2.73.050    Repealed.

2.73.060    Authority and functions.

2.73.010 Created.

There is established a design review advisory committee, hereinafter referred to as “the committee” and “DRC.” (Ord. 2853 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.020 Composition.

Composition, terms of office, rules and other scope of work assigned by the city council shall be as provided by this chapter, and by council resolution. (Ord. 2853 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.030 Terms of office.

Repealed by Ord. 2853. (Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.040 Rules and officers.

Repealed by Ord. 2853. (Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.045 Conflict of interest.

Repealed by Ord. 2853. (Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.050 Meetings.

Repealed by Ord. 2853. (Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).

2.73.060 Authority and functions.

A. Authority. The DRC is authorized to:

1. Serve as the design review board to exercise the functions and duties defined and authorized pursuant to this chapter;

2. Review proposals subject to review pursuant to PTMC 17.46.030. Carry out the design review process pursuant to Chapter 17.46 PTMC and provide recommendations to the planning and community development department (PCDD) to assist in city review of such projects. In exercising its authority to review and comment upon land development permit applications, the DRC serves as a citizen advisory committee and not as a quasi-judicial decision-making body. PCDD staff shall consider all DRC comments and recommendations in reviewing permit applications;

3. Propose revisions to commercial, mixed use and multifamily design standards (Chapters 17.44 and 17.36 PTMC). Such proposed revisions shall be forwarded to PCDD for review and recommendation to the planning commission and the city council. Revisions to design review standards must be formally adopted by the city council.

B. Functions. In addition to the authority prescribed above, the DRC may to the extent possible and at its discretion perform the following functions:

1. Make recommendations to the mayor and city council, upon request, on matters of commercial, mixed use and multifamily development;

2. Provide design review standards and recommend resources upon request of an owner of property within the zoning districts subject to design review; and provide review and advice, upon the request of the director of PCDD (or designee), of applications for permits, variances, environmental assessments or impact statements, and other similar approvals pertaining to such projects or properties;

3. Participate in, promote and conduct public information, educational and interpretive programs pertaining to commercial, mixed use and multifamily development. This may take the form of pamphlets, newsletters, workshops or similar activities;

4. Officially recognize excellence in the renovation or new construction of commercial, mixed use or multifamily development and encourage appropriate measures for such recognition;

5. Such other functions as directed by the mayor or city council. (Ord. 3287 § 5, 2022; Ord. 2892 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2853 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2840 § 2(Exh. D), 2003).