Design Review Board


DRB 2016 meetings and deadlines


Would you like to serve on the Design Review Board?

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.

If becoming a member of the DRB interests you, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Department at 978-921-6000 x2343. We will be happy to answer your questions.


Member Address Term Expires
Sandra Cook, Chairperson 23 Broadway December 1, 2016
Joel Margolis 1 Worthington Green December 1, 2016
Karen Bebergal 17 Friend Court, Wenham December 1, 2017
Rachel Matthews 60 Rantoul St, Unit 602 December 1, 2017
Ellen Flannery 30 Conant St December 1, 2015
Bill Finch 50 Front Street December 1, 2017
Matthew Ulrich 16 James Street December 1, 2018