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Design Review Committee Meeting

June 16, 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
  • Don MacNair
  • Henry Wix

Staff Members

  • Elaine Murillo, Secretary
  • Joshua Miranda
  • Lauren Scott
  • Scott Davidson

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.


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1:30 PM Chair Introduction

Design Review Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:35 PM or after
File Number: ADR20-0069
Applicant: Neal Schwartz
Staff: Joshua Miranda
Env Doc:



Request for Final Design Review for an Appeal of Administrative Design Review application approval for a new 3,455 square foot single family dwelling with an attached 888 square foot garage on a 2.51 acre vacant parcel.





District: 1


DR Level:Appeal
Public Hearing:Yes

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:
Item Number: 2
Time:1:35 PM of after
File Number: PLP19-0009
Applicant: Scott Schellinger
Staff: Lauren Scott
Env Doc:



Request for Preliminary Design Review for an Amendment to the Airport Industrial Area Specific Plan and Use Permit for a 114,472 square foot, 85-foot-tall hotel with 165 guest rooms, conference facilities, and a 150-seat rooftop restaurant on a 4.18-acre vacant parcel.


3750 N Laughlin Road, Santa Rosa



District: 4


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.

Contact Information

Elaine Murillo

Permit & Resource Management Department
County of Sonoma
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