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Design Review Committee Meeting

September 15, 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

Blake Hillegas, Alternative Chair
Don MacNair
Henry Wix

Staff Members

Elaine Murillo, Secretary
Derik Michaelson

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.  

Meeting Documentation


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1:30 pm Chair Introduction

County Regular Item

 Time:1:35 PM
 File No.:DRH21-0005
 Staff:Derik Michaelson
 Applicant:Patrick Alcayaga
 Env. Doc:N/A
 Proposal:Design Review request for consideration of the site plan, architectural design, parking layout, and landscaping for a new 82,700 square-foot metal-framed warehouse building served by public sewer and a private well on a 5.57-acre parcel.
 Location:22045 Carneros Vineyard Way, Sonoma
 Zoning:MP, RC 100, 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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