Downtown Design Review Board

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After the 1997 flood, it was apparent something needed to be done to preserve the remaining historic buildings and character of downtown.  The Downtown Design Review Board was established to meet those needs.  The purpose of the Downtown Design Review Board is to coordinate the characteristics of structures in the downtown district, preserve and enhance historical character and scale of downtown, 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, and to facilitate new development within the district.

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Membership:  

The board is composed of 7 member with 1 member of the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission (GFHPC) and appointed by the GFHPC, 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 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,  and the final member being of the Planning & Zoning Commission appointed by that body.   Members serve 3 calendar year terms.

 

  • Marsha Gunderson

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

  • Daniel J. Abeln
    Architectural Representative
    Term Expires: April 6, 2015
  • Leah Byzewski
    History Representative
    Term Expires: June 1, 2015
  • Steve Adams
    P & Z Representative
    Term Expires: Based on P & Z Membership
  • Paul Holje
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires: November 30, 2014
  • Doug Herzog
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires: November 30, 2014
  • Jonathan Holth
    Downtown Business Owner/Operator Representative
    Term Expires: August 18, 2017

Staff

Andrea Laraway, Planner
Email   746-2661

 

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