Design Review Committee

 The Design Review Committee meets at City Council Chambers (1644 Oak St.) on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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      Appointee                                 Date Appointed                Term Expires

  • Esther Jacobsen Bates, Chair               Feb. 15, 2024                                      Dec. 31, 2024
  • Jennifer Dryden Hess, Vice Chair       Feb. 15, 2024                                   Dec. 31, 2024
  • Patrick Cavanaugh                                   Jan. 23, 2023                                     Dec. 31, 2024
  • Cristopher Lapp                                         Jan. 23, 2023                                     Dec. 31, 2024 
  • Maryvonne Laparliere Martin                 Jan. 23, 2023                                     Dec. 31, 2024


The purpose and intent of the design review committee is to preserve and enhance, for the citizens and tourist of Solvang, the historical Danish and northern European architectural styles, historic assets and character of the town's commercial centers; to promote safe, functional and attractive development of business and commercial areas; to unify commercial (and industrial) properties; to protect and preserve the unique and cultural features within Solvang; and to protect commercial and residential property values by enhancing the city's appearance.  It is desirable that over time, as commercial and industrial development continues to seek out opportunities to advertise and promote goods and services, the design review committee help to preserve the city's streetscape and the inherent qualities of a livable community. (Ord. 21-0347 § 1)