Powers and Duties. The Design Review Committee shall have the power and duty under the provisions of these regulations to hear specific items appealed by the development review applicant contesting decisions made by the Planning and Development Department regarding the interpretation and implementation of design guidelines and architectural diversity standards, to review and approve Design Alternatives and Sustainability Bonuses for properties within the boundaries of the Downtown Code, and to review and approve design alternatives and modification to standards within the boundaries of the Walkable Urban Code.
The Board shall consist of nine members who are residents of the City of Phoenix, no more than two members may be members of the Design Standards Committee. Composition of the Board shall be as follows:
1 member shall be a member of the Planning Commission
2 members shall be members of the Central City Village Planning Committee
2 members shall be residents
1 member shall represent an owner or developer of projects subject to design review
3 members shall be design professionals such as architects, landscape architects, planners or civil engineers.