Design Review Board (DRB)


  • 6:30 pm
  • The 1st Thursday of the Month
  • City Hall
    191 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
  • Meeting locations may vary. Please check the meeting agenda for the meeting location.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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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.

MemberTerm Expires
Rachel Poor, Vice-ChairDecember 1, 2026
Jon Ouellette, Chair December 1, 2024
Ellen Flannery, Planning Board RepresentativeDecember 1, 2023
Wendy Pearl, Historic District RepresentativeDecember 1, 2026
Michael Barone, Zoning Board of Appeals RepresentativeDecember 1, 2026
Vacant, Business Owner
Jared Contrada, Staff, Associate Planner


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.

  1. Jared Contrada

    Associate Planner

  2. Planning & Development Department

    Physical Address
    191 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915

    Fax: 978-921-6187

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    8:30 am to 7:30 pm

    8:30 am to 1 pm