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Design Review Committee Meeting

April 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM

The Design Review Committee (DRC) reviews and approves the design of significant new development projects, such as new commercial development. The Committee considers building and site design, architecture, colors, lighting, signs, landscaping and other design-related issues. The Design Review Committee has three members appointed by the Director of PRMD. There is an architect, a landscape architect and one PRMD staff member. Design Review meetings are open to the public, and certain projects are reviewed at a noticed public hearing. Some decisions of the DRC can be appealed to the Planning Commission.

The Design Review Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (and as needed).

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Committee Members

  • Derik Michaelson, Chair of Committee
  • Don MacNair
  • Jim Henderson

    Staff Members

    • Elaine Murillo, Secretary
    • Katrina Braehmer
    • Gary Helfrich

    Disabled Accommodation

    If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Design Review Committee at by 12:00 PM Tuesday, the day before the hearing to ensure arrangements for accommodation.


    Hearing materials for items on this agenda normally available at Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 are now available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email or the project planner to request materials


    County Regular Calendar

    View documents digitally for all items listed:

    1:30 Pm Chair Introduction

    Item Number: 1
    Time:1:35 PM
    File Number: DRH19-0007
    Applicant: Ken Di Lillo
    Staff: Katrina Braehmer
    Env Doc:

    Not applicable


    Request for Design Review and a Use Permit for a new 59,066 square foot, 50-foot tall, two-story warehouse, with 500+/- square feet to be used as office space, on a 1.53-acre parcel located in the Airport Business Center. The warehouse is a permitted use, and a Use Permit is required for additional building height above the 28-foot maximum within the building setback line.


    685 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa



    District: 4

    MP 1 AC AVG, VOH

    DR Level:Final 
    Public Hearing:Yes

    Appeal Deadline:
    Resolution No:

    1:35 PM

    Item Number: 2
    Time:1:35 PM
    File Number: DRH21-0003
    Applicant: ShelterCo / Kelsey Sheofsky
    Staff: Gary Helfrich
    Env Doc:

    Not applicable


    Request for a Design Review with Hearing application for a new camping resort (approved through UPE11-0034), which will be open to the public for overnight stays for up to 80 guests. The proposed project is located on the former home of J's Amusements and Camp Outback. All structures have been demolished and removed. New construction will include three new structures: a snack bar, restroom/shower facilities, and a proposed check-in/store area. Other associated improvements include two new driveway/parking areas, a gravel courtyard, and four pools. The pool area, camp store, and snack bar will be open from 10 am- 6 pm daily. The campground will be open 24 hours/day with a camp office staffed from 9 am- 8 pm. Special events (10 events per calendar year) will conclude by 10 pm. Campground will only operate seasonally, from April 15th to October 31st. The project is located on an 11.55-acre parcel.


    16101 Neeley Road, Guerneville



    District: 5

    K, F2 LG/116 LG/RRC RC50/25 SR VOH.

    DR Level:Preliminary 
    Public Hearing:Yes

    Appeal Deadline:
    Resolution No:

    Public Comment

    Prior to the Meeting

    Email Public Comment: Submit an emailed public comment to the Design Review Committee please email Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all committee members and staff.

    Written Public Comments: Submit letters prior to the hearing by mail addressed to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items

    During the Meeting

    Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it’s your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

    Email Public Comment: Please email to submit public comment. Provide your name, the project number, and your comment.  Please note, it is advised to mail or email public comments in advance of the hearing date to give the commissioners and staff time to review. Emailed comments received during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners and staff, but are not read out loud into the record. All public comments received prior to, during, and after the hearing are saved to the project file.

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