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Downtown Design Review Board

1. Purpose
  1. Coordination of characteristics of structures in the downtown district.
  2. Preserve and enhance historical character and scale of the downtown area.
  3. To protect from adverse effects of poor design, appearance and inferior quality and to encourage good professional design practices consistent with characteristics of the downtown district.
  4. Facilitate new development within the district.

2. Membership

The downtown review board shall be composed of seven (7) members consisting of representatives from the following professions, occupations, groups or sectors:
  1. One (1) member of the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commissions appointed by that body.
  2. Two (2) members of the public with professional background in history, architectural history, and/or architecture nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
  3. Two (2) members of the public owning property or owning and operating businesses located within the central business district nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
  4. One (1) member of the Planning & Zoning Commission appointed by that body.
  5. The Director of the Office of Urban Development or his or her designee.

3. Terms

Three (3) calendar years.

4. Members

Steve Adams
P & Z Representative
Term Expires: Based on P & Z Membership

Paul Holje
Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
Term Expires: November 2013

Marsha Gunderson
Historical Preservation Commission Representative
Term Expires: Based on Historical Preservation Commission

Doug Herzog
Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
Term Expires: November 2014

Heidi Brenna
Architectural Representative
Term Expires: April 2015

Leah Byzewski
History Representative
Term Expires: June 2015

Meredith Richards
Office of Urban Development Representative
Term Expires: Based on Urban Development department head
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City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO