Design Review Board

DRB 2019 meeting deadlines – REVISED 

The Design Review Board consists of seven members: representatives from the Planning Department, the Planning Board, the Board of Appeals, the Historic District Commission, an architect, a landscape architect or graphic designer and a business person and/or property owner from the downtown. The Board meets the first Thursday evening of each month at City Hall and reviews proposals for signs throughout the City as well as projects going through Site Plan Review with the Planning Board. These projects range from new construction in the downtown, to renovations of existing commercial buildings, to projects along the waterfront. The Board focuses on design elements including: landscaping, building materials and colors, lighting and windows. Oftentimes, the Board’s recommendations are incorporated into the final plans and designs for a project.


Member Address Term Expires
Sandra Cook, Chair 23 Broadway December 1, 2019
Joel Margolis 1 Worthington Green December 1, 2019
Matthew Ulrich 16 James Street December 31, 2021
Rachel Poor 4 Balsam Drive December 1, 2020
Ellen Flannery 30 Conant Street December 1, 2020
Caroline Baird Mason 583 Hale Street December 1, 2021

If you are opening or expanding a business in the downtown, please click here for details about Beverly Main Streets’ Facade and Sign Improvement Program, a program in partnership with the City to provide assistance to business and property owners looking to improve downtown storefronts.  Grants are available to help business owners create exemplary signs in accordance with Beverly’s Downtown Design Guidelines.  Please contact Gin Wallace at Beverly Main Streets or Emily Hutchings at the Beverly Planning Department for additional information.